NNG Ensures Quality of Leading In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems with Coverity Development Testing

Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, announced today that NNG LLC, a pioneer of navigation software and the developer of iGO Navigation solutions has successfully deployed Coverity® Static Analysis as its development testing solution to deliver high quality software and accelerate time to market for software delivery to its supply chain.

Since its launch in 2004, NNG has delivered navigation solutions to more than 150 business customers including the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). NNG’s navigation software is at the heart of millions of products, from in-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems and smartphones to personal navigation devices. Because customer satisfaction, cost control and competitive advantage can all be impacted by the quality of software code, Coverity has become fundamental to NNG’s quality initiative as part of its brand management with customers and supply chain partners. The company is constantly developing new functionality for its 28 products and equips its engineers with Coverity Static Analysis to enhance its quality assurance program and create higher software standards for the navigation industry.

“We embedded Coverity Static Analysis in our development process so every new line of code is tested before it is released into the market,” explains Péter Balogh, interim CEO at NNG LLC. “Coverity development testing has brought greater consistency and control to our development activities, the results of which have been gains in productivity and software quality. By the end of 2012, NNG will use Coverity to validate legacy code for our entire product line as well as new projects.”

The development team chose Coverity Static Analysis for its accuracy of results, its advanced extensibility to fit into the development workflow and its ability to track and manage defects between 28 projects and different code branches comprising over 1 million lines of code. In addition, Coverity also identified code patterns and established metrics for measuring NNG’s development processes.

As a result of these improvements, NNG has been able to:

  • Reduce maintenance costs for its software;
  • Reduce the testing effort for its customers;
  • Accelerate the development process for new products and customizations;
  • Establish standardized metrics for measuring software quality across its supply chain; and
  • Remove cost and complexity from its own software development activities.

“NNG is driving quality in its navigation software products which directly translates to brand reputation of both its own brand and that of its supply chain partners,” said Jennifer Johnson, VP of Marketing at Coverity. “Development testing not only helps ensure the quality of software, but also contributes to accelerated time to market and enhanced developer productivity, all of which contribute to competitive advantage.”

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