Automotive Software Development Services

Custom solutions for the software-defined vehicle

Auto manufacturer employee using custom automotive software

With custom automotive software development, players across the supply chain wield the power to simplify and interoperate data systems.

Our goal is to maximize your return on investment. And we deliver on time and on budget, thanks to our smart budgeting and reliable process.

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Satisfied Automotive Software Clients

Our Take on Software in the Automotive Industry

At Atomic, we balance consultation with craft. We’ll be your guide, helping you make smart decisions that work for your business. Based on what we’ve seen in the auto indsutry, here are three challenges waiting to be solved by custom software.


Poor Driver Experience

Lacking driver experience erodes customer satisfaction, brand loyalty, and sales in a hyper-competitive market.

No-warning Maintenance

The need for automotive maintenance without warning creates unexpected costs for consumers which damage a brand's reputation.

Room for Safety Improvements

Inadequate design around driver safety can result in legal issues, product recalls, and harm to a company's image.
"We're happy with the foundation and codebase. The thing that we got the most out of the engagement though was the training on how to do this sort of development. Even if we decide tomorrow that we aren't going to launch this app, my team now knows how to do this kind of work."

Software Engineer, Gentex

Automotive Software Decision Guide

Automotive industry leaders face a decision when it comes to software: should they build it or buy it?‍‍

Off-the-shelf solutions may almost fit your needs. Should you spend more for custom automotive software bespoke to your operation?

There are pros and cons to both approaches. But how do you weigh them in your particular case? At the end of the day, the decision comes down to cost and control.

Our free guide for automotive leaders helps them weigh the benefits and costs of each decision.

Atomic’s Custom Automotive Software Services

World-class software talent; U.S.-based

Our co-located team is ready to design and develop your automotive software. Interdisciplinary teams are better at solving problems. And the most capable consultants want to manage themselves. Our software designers, developers, and delivery leads work together to squash bureaucracy and deliver value—fast.

Here’s a team we recently staffed on a project. Click on each Atom's photo to learn more about their passions, read their recent blog posts, and understand how their experience could unlock your project's potential.

"A concern with consultants is always, 'Will they care about doing it the right way?' but everyone I talked with cared about doing a good job and making a good product."

Electronic Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company

A better automotive software solution—and a better time building it

20 years’ experience has taught us how to help you make the right choices for your users and your bottom line.

First, we help our clients in the automotive space ensure they build the right software. We do this using a proven process informed by Human-Centered Design principles.

Then we transform those findings into functioning software, released to clients in two-week increments.

We supply design, development, and delivery expertise together. That means you spend less time managing vendors and more time delivering impact.

Atomic prizes transparency, and clients who engage with us feel that. Each team tracks project progress against the remaining budget. If any problems arise, the team surfaces them. No surprises.

That’s why our clients give us top marks for quality and satisfaction:

You’re the hero of your software project

Here’s how we leverage your expertise to design and develop customized solutions. It’s a time-tested process that breaks down problems and unlocks your opportunities.

Our clients appreciate us for adapting our process to what works best for them. We won’t shoehorn you into an inefficient process that doesn’t match what you're trying to accomplish. Our clients are busy, and they insist on transparency and value across the entire software creation process. We deliver.

That’s why 36 clients came back to us when they had an additional project—many for more than one product. These additional new product investments total more than $33 million.

"You guys are good communicators, you do good work, and you are very professional and easy to work with. I really was impressed."

Electrical Engineer/Project Manager at Transportation Company

Access to a Trusted Network

Automotive industry challenges are increasingly complex.

Software and connected devices are just two parts of a growing mobility ecosystem.

Atomic plays well with other consultancies in our field and our trusted network of partners specialize in areas of Cyber Security, DevOps, Product Design and Engineering, Compliance, and more. Based on your needs, we'll help identify the right fit and manage the relationship for you.

Let us help you build the right solution to help you seize your next big opportunity.

Delivering On Your Budget

Many clients’ first question is, “What will my custom automotive software product cost?” While each project has its own budget, transparently sharing our historical project cost data gives people a sense.

Explore Product Types

Click on a label below to see costs from that type of product.

Once you contact us, you’ll be put in touch with one of our Managing Partners. They’ll answer your questions about Atomic and ask about your ideas, goals, timeline, and budget. The call should take 30 minutes.

If everyone wants to move forward, we'll schedule a more in-depth meeting. After this, we’ll send you a free budget model for your project.

In the last 12 months, we’ve helped 68 business leaders develop free budget models they used to chart next steps—whether or not it was with us.

If we’re not a good fit for your project, we’ll help you figure out where to go next.

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