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Enhanced Safety and Efficiency for the Software Design Process at Mercedes-Benz

Adding functionality to existing software while keeping it maintainable, understandable, and testable is a significant challenge. As the functionality of a basic software model expands and more and more project collaborators, such as developers and testers, are brought into the fold, the software model can grow increasingly complex, impacting a team’s ability to efficiently understand and work with it. In order to reduce and manage complexity for one of its E-Drive software models, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) undertook a comprehensive software model refactoring project using MES M-XRAY® (MXRAY). This presentation will detail how MBRDNA used MXRAY to successfully refactor the model in question and improve the readability, testability, and maintainability of its software modules.

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Alexander Dolpp
Alexander Dolpp (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.)

Alexander Dolpp is the Director of E-Drive Software at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America in Redford, Michigan. In his role, he oversees model-based controls, configures cores software, implements safety in compliance with ISO 26262, and tests software for power electronics and control of electric motors.
Mr. Dolpp has almost 20 years of automotive experience, built up over the course of various automatic transmission, hybrid, and plug-in programs. He is a proven leader with a strong focus on powertrain product development and program management.
He joined Mercedes-Benz through the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart, Germany, and holds a diploma degree in electrical engineering.