From headlight assemblies to rear bumpers, every physical component in a modern vehicle can be traced back to the precise location it was built.
The same can’t be said for automotive software. But Cybeats Technologies Corp. is working on it, starting with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association’s (APMA) new electric concept vehicle, Project Arrow.
“This is actually the first vehicle that will have software supply-chain transparency,” said Dmitry Raidman, chief technology officer at the Toronto-based company.
Cybeats catalogues the origins of the underlying code that makes up the software used by each component on Project Arrow.
“For every single device that runs on software, there will be a list of ingredients,” he said.
Software is typically assembled from a range of underlying elements as opposed to being built from scratch.