Open Dependable Power Computing Platform for Automated Driving

  • Andrea LeitnerEmail author
  • Tilman Ochs
  • Lukas Bulwahn
  • Daniel Watzenig


This paper discusses the need and requirements for an open dependable power-computing (DPC) platform (including operating system, middleware, update process, etc.) to support advanced assisted and automated driving functions. Automated driving functions pose a set of new requirements for an in-vehicle computing platform (e.g., higher computational efficiency, high resource demands, etc.).

We believe that one aspect of coping with these new requirements is openness and therefore argue for establishing an open, common, and extensible high-quality computing platform.

Here we discuss what we mean by openness, what we see as the main requirements for such a platform, and how such a platform could be realized.


Dependable power computing In-vehicle ICT platform Open source Software development Cognitive data processing Reconfigurable software partitions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Leitner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tilman Ochs
    • 2
  • Lukas Bulwahn
    • 3
  • Daniel Watzenig
    • 4
  1. 1.Virtual Vehicle Research CenterGrazAustria
  2. 2.BMW AGMunichGermany
  3. 3.Lukas Bulwahn, BMW AGMunichGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal ProcessingVirtual Vehicle Research Center and Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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