IBM Rational software platform for automotive systems provides the ability to define, model, specify, simulate, develop, test, and integrate in-vehicle electronic and electric systems and embedded software. Offering the potential to automate resource-intensive manual tasks such as software coding or testing, Rational provides solutions to integrate the mechanical, electronic, and software development teams. It also has the capability to effectively perform systems and software life-cycle management across supply chains. Built on IBM Rational Jazz, the platform consists of integrated tools that can enable rapid and effective coordination of distributed teams to reduce design errors, control costs, and speed deployment. Tools built into the solution map to the development and implementation life cycle of in-vehicle systems include product portfolio management, requirements engineering, and model-driven systems development.