The degree of vehicles’dependence on software is currently increasing exponentially. The rapid development of new technologies, such as sensor-based driving assistance systems, digital maps for navigation, AI and vehicle connectivity, trigger a rapid increase in the use of software.
Therefore，advances in intelligent vehicle technology should lead to vehicles under full computer control within the next few years. If Intelligent Vehicles are to become complex software-based computer, software would be a major core-competitiveness for OEMs but can also be a challenge. How could OEMs guarantee their reliability and robustness to maintain the safety of driving? How can they get extra benefit from the software and mark the difference between other OEMs? Does the software become the weakness of traditional OEMs and T1? How should they deal with the relationship with software enterprises, cooperation or acquisition or merger?