Modern vehicles must support connectivity services, automated and autonomous driving, shared mobility and electric powertrains to meet sustainability guidelines and changing consumer preferences. Software is used to transform vehicle functions to meet these requirements and improve user experience, performance, functional safety and cybersecurity. Nevertheless, increasing complexity is challenging the automotive and mobility industry.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the software sector in Bulgaria recorded high revenue growth in 2020. A yearly double-digit growth is expected to continue also in the upcoming years making software one of the fastest growing industries in Bulgaria. Also the automotive supplier industry has gained importance in the recent years. Despite challenges like the semiconductor crisis and COVID-19, the Bulgarian supplier industry is doing well: The companies have been able to align themselves with the demand and are focusing increasingly on electronic parts and high-tech solutions.
The event is part of a virtual event series this summer, where three AHKs will join forces with AUTOSAR to connect their members with interested industry players and to give insights into current automotive software development trends. All three events consist of company and project presentations and virtual networking.
AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a global partnership of around 300 companies of all sizes in the automotive and software industry. Together they develop industry standards for software and methodology that enables scalable E/E system architectures for future intelligent mobility that supports high levels of dependability, especially safety and security. The AHKs (German Chambers of Commerce Abroad), as hotspots for their local markets, support companies in their search for new business opportunities and partners.