Assessing the Evolution of E/E Hardware Modules with Conceptual Function Architectures

  • Stefan RaueEmail author
  • Markus Conrath
  • Bernd Hedenetz
  • Wolfgang Rosenstiel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) use hardware module strategies to reduce hardware costs and development time. They prefer stable and cost efficient design concepts but the introduction of innovative functions requires agile methods. Therefore, it is still a challenge to transfer product features to the design of the E/E architecture in the context of a modularised E/E hardware. Hence, this paper presents a novel approach for the E/E architecture modelling using a conceptual function architecture layer as further abstraction to allow design decisions. The approach improves the transparent description of E/E systems in the E/E architecture development, the comprehension of the complex systems of modern premium cars, and the traceability from product features to E/E hardware.


Conceptual function architecture modularisation evolution E/E architecture driver assistance abstraction E/E architecture modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Raue
    • 1
    Email author
  • Markus Conrath
    • 1
  • Bernd Hedenetz
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Rosenstiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Architecture & Body ControllerDaimler AGSindelfingenGermany
  2. 2.Computer and Engineering DepartmentUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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