Continuous Integration Beyond the Team: A Tooling Perspective on Challenges in the Automotive Industry
Paper in proceeding, 2016

The practice of Continuous Integration (CI) has a big impact on how software is developed today. Shortening integration and feedback cycles promises to increase software quality, feature throughput, and customer satisfaction. Thus, it is not a surprise that companies try to embrace CI in domains where it is rather difficult to implement. In this paper we present our findings from two rounds of interviews with a car manufacturer on the use of tools in system engineering and how these tools would support wider adoption of CI. Our findings suggest a complex tool landscape with immense requirements that are not easily fulfilled by existing tools; this holds also for tools that well support CI in other domains. From this notion, we fur- ther explore what makes the automotive domain challeng- ing when it comes to CI (namely complexity of system and value chain). We hope that our findings will help address such challenges.

continuous integration

automotive systems engineering


Eric Knauss

University of Gothenburg

Patrizio Pelliccione

University of Gothenburg

Rogardt Heldal

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Magnus Ågren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Sofia Hellman

AF Technology Embedded West

Daniel Maniette

Cybercom Sweden

International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement

19493770 (ISSN) 19493789 (eISSN)

Article number a43-
978-1-4503-4427-2 (ISBN)

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