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Dynamically self-configuring automotive systems

Objective

Future application scenarios for vehicle electronic systems include simultaneous access to a number of mobile devices that build ad-hoc networks with the built-in devices and utilize network-based services. Due to the nature of automotive systems (simple intuitive interfaces highly integrated with the car environment) there is a strong need to provide a platform that is capable of hiding the inherent complexity of the system from the user whilst nevertheless enabling advanced features and making optimal use of resources as and when they become available. For example, internet bandwidth should be increased as soon as the car enters a WLAN hot spot and services capable of exploiting the bandwidth automatically activated (such as the downloading of software updates).

These application scenarios impose very high demands on the configurational flexibility and scalability of the systems which cannot be fulfilled by current state-of-the-art vehicle electronic architectures. By utilizing mechanisms of dynamically self-configuring systems and adding dynamic resource discovery and management capabilities to automotive middleware DySCAS intends to increase the ability of automotive systems to support these future use cases. Additionally, self-configuration shall enable a high level of fault-tolerance and dependability despite the increasing complexity of the systems.

The primary result of the project will be the specification of a layered architecture and associated interfaces, architecture description languages and the methods and tools required to support the development of such systems. These results shall be validated against use cases supplied by automotive manufactures and shall be used to influence standardisation activities such as future iterations of the AutoSAR standard. By defining open interfaces at the middleware level it shall be possible for third parties to develop functions that can be deployed across a large number of platforms and configurations.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Address
Goeteverksgatan 10
405 08 Goeteborg
Sweden

Participants (8)

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
ENEA SERVICES STOCKHOLM AB
Sweden
Address
Skalholtsgatan 9
16421 Kista
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
MOVIMENTO GROUP AB
Sweden
Address
Anders Personsgatan 12
416 64 Goteborg
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch Platz 1
106050 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
SYSTEMITE AB
Sweden
Address
Gardatorget 1
40226 Goteborg
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
Paderborn
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
Address
Maritime Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row
SE10 9LS Greenwich, London