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Model-Based Development of Automotive Electronic Climate Control Software

  • Rupesh Kakade
  • Mohan Murugesan
  • Bhupal Perugu
  • Mohanan Nair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6138)

Abstract

With increasing complexity of software in today’s products, writing and maintaining thousands of lines of code is a tedious task. Instead, an alternative methodology must be employed. Model-based development is one candidate that offers several benefits and allows engineers to focus on the domain of their expertise than writing huge codes. In this paper, we discuss the application of model-based development to the electronic climate control software of vehicles. The back-to-back testing approach is presented that ensures flawless and smooth transition from legacy designs to the model-based development. Simulink report generator to create design documents from the models is presented along with its usage to run the simulation model and capture the results into the test report. Test automation using model-based development tool that support the use of unique set of test cases for several testing levels and the test procedure that is independent of software and hardware platform is also presented.

Keywords

Control law Framework model Doc block Legacy designs S-function Back-to-back testing Test automation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupesh Kakade
    • 1
  • Mohan Murugesan
    • 1
  • Bhupal Perugu
    • 1
  • Mohanan Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.Vehicle Controls SoftwareGeneral Motors Technical Centre India Pvt. Ltd., ITPLBangaloreIndia

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