Software-defined systems are changing the market
Because they react independently and intelligently, cognitive systems offer new opportunities in many different areas of life. These types of autonomous or cooperative systems therefore must be able to interact closely with their surroundings and adapt quickly to changing conditions. The software in today’s technical systems, such as automobiles and machines, was historically developed first and foremost from the fields of machine and electronics engineering and created as a proprietary solution that was enhanced was over time. For this reason, these solutions no longer represent state-of-the-art software technologies. When developing autonomous vehicles for instance, technology companies build them from the ground up as software systems to create crucial competitive advantages. One hears the term »software-defined vehicles« or generally speaking »software-defined systems«.