Almost all innovative functions integrated into today’s vehicles are delivered through the electric and electronic (E/E) system. E/E systems are composed of dozens of electronic control units (ECUs) with millions of lines of code running on them. Standardizing a common platform and development methodology for these ECUs and their related software represents an excellent opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers to achieve the efficiencies and cost savings that are integral to maintaining viability. This was one of the primary motivators behind the creation of the Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) development partnership.