Cloud-based exploration service for automotive architectures
In the automotive domain, innovative functions such as driver assistance systems or automated driving functions are realized mainly in software. This poses an enormous challenge since the functionality and the corresponding software/hardware architecture are closely coupled with non-functional characteristics such as cost, weight, and energy needs, as well as safety requirements.
Because suboptimal architecture decisions can have costly consequences, previous research resulted in automatic exploration methods based on model-based engineering and formal methods. Yet, scalability issues due to the inherent complexity of the architecture exploration problem, and organizational challenges such as tool deployment and collaboration of the involved stakeholders hinder the industrial adoption of available tools.
The project develops a cloud-based exploration service for automotive architectures to address these challenges. fortiss collaborates with its spin-off qwitto GmbH in order to further transfer research results on the automatic exploration of architectures for industrial adoption This is carried out in cooperation with Continental AG.
01.11.2022 - 31.08.2023