There are a large number of manual processing steps included in the software development process for engine control units. Many of these steps can be automated, with the help of various tools which provide application programming interfaces (APIs). Over the last years dozens of small scripts and programs have been created independently by software developers to improve their everyday work. ZEUSS (Zentrale Entwicklungsumgebung für Steuergeräte Software, English: centralized development environment for control unit software) aims at the automation of as many process steps during software creation as possible and making the small scripts of the software developers obsolete. This project is led by Volkswagen, in which IPSSE is providing development support and valuable know-how in software engineering.