EMC² Living Lab WP7 on Automotive Applications is driven by the overarching business need to assure high product quality for automotive embedded systems facing an exponential growth in embedded systems complexity, while at the same time meeting tight cost constraints and facing the need to further reduce time-to-market. Taking into account the critical role of embedded electronic vehicular architecture, EMC² Living Lab WP7 Automotive Applications work package focuses on advancing the state of the art for automotive embedded systems to address this overarching business needs.
Increasingly the functionality of vehicles, e.g. passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses, is implemented in embedded electronics and software and the business and technical needs are derived from a broad scope of applications and standards within functional safety, active and passive safety, communications inside and external to the vehicle, regulations for emissions, fuel consumption, etc.
The driving sources for the business and technical needs in the WP7 are the automotive use cases within different technical areas. Common technical topics within the automotive Living Lab are:
- ADAS, Advanced Driving Assistant Systems
- Next generation of hybrid powertrains
- Infotainment and SW defined radio
- Next generation embedded electronic architecture for commercial vehicles
- AMSPS/PSS aspects: concept for MCMC electronics
- Software allocation and scheduling in a multicore based architecture
- Run time optimization of fast control algorithms
- EV and HEV energy recuperation
The latest generations of electronic architectures consist of an exponentially increasing number of control units. Typically a control unit is today tailored for the application which is executed in it. With a foreseen exponential growth of number of applications of various criticality levels, a continued growth of number of tailored control units would be needed with the today’s architecture approach. Typical close future needs within automotive architecture it to reduce the number of control units and we foresee that generic control units with high computational capacity and with the ability to carry multiple applications of different characteristics in terms for example of criticality level, real time performance etc.