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Thinking of tomorrow in today’s model-based heat pump software development

by Matthias Stursberg (Vaillant GmbH)



This case study explains how the new 150% model-based application software platform is developed for all future Vaillant Group heat pump systems. It especially focuses on software quality for the entire product lifecycle and the efficient parallelization of development activities. This holistic approach relies heavily on thorough, yet flexible requirements, software architecture and control algorithm foundations combined with full traceability and continuous process improvement.


Matthias Stursberg

Matthias Stursberg

Matthias Stursberg studied Information Technology at the University of Wuppertal and works in electronics development at the heating systems manufacturer Vaillant GmbH in Remscheid since 2005.

After several years as software engineer for embedded systems, he took on project management tasks, then worked as an expert of model-based software development. He is currently responsible for model-based ECU software development in the electronics division.

He is 37 years old, married, and has two children.