Automotive E/E and Automotive Software Technology

  • Dietmar P. F. Möller
  • Roland E. Haas
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This chapter begins with an overview of mechatronic systems in the automotive domain in Sect. 4.1. Section 4.2 focuses on automotive electronics, taking into account body, chassis, comfort, driver assistance electronics, electronic control units (ECUs), and entertainment/infotainment electronics, as well as sensor technology. In Sect. 4.3, electrical and electronic (E/E) architectures and bus system requirements are introduced, with emphasis on disciplined approaches to their design. Section 4.4 discusses the concept of functional safety. Thereafter, Sect. 4.5 focuses on automotive software engineering, taking into account the increasing role of software content and product complexity, model-based software development, and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests. Section 4.6 refers to the AUTomotive Open Source Architecture (AUTOSAR) platform and Sect. 4.7 to the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. In Sect. 4.8, the GENIVI Alliance®, essential for telematic and infotainment components, is introduced. Section 4.9 provides examples of advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) (see also Chap.  11), and Sect. 4.10 looks at future trends. Section 4.11 contains a comprehensive set of questions on automotive E/E and automotive software engineering, and finally followed by references and suggestions for further reading.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar P. F. Möller
    • 1
  • Roland E. Haas
    • 2
  1. 1.Clausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.QSO TechnologiesBangaloreIndia

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