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Electronic Architechture and System Engineering for Integrated Safety Systems

EASIS

Electronic Architechture and System Engineering for Integrated Safety Systems

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Background & policy context: 

From a technical point of view, today's safety systems have a limited degree of interdependency. To enable new safety functions, these systems need integration and combination with innovative enhanced telematic services-into a complete network of Integrated Safety Systems (ISS).

Such an integrated approach is essential to reach European Commission road safety targets. Powerful and highly dependable in-vehicle electronic architectures and the appropriate developmental support are the basis for future ISS. Its elements must be standardised to achieve an improvement in system quality with shorter development times and lower system costs. The goal of EASIS project was to define and develop the aforementioned technologies enabling the realisation of future integrated systems.

Objectives: 

The goal of EASIS was to make technology available which includes reliable concepts for modular electrical systems. From a technical point of view, today's safety systems have a limited degree of interdependency. To enable new safety functions, these systems need integration and combination with innovative enhanced telematic services - into a complete network of integrated safety systems (ISS).

Modular scalable E/E-architecture for active, passive and integrated safety systems:

Services for communication, dependability and gateway functionality
For the realisation of Integrated Safety Systems (ISS) a powerful, highly dependable in-vehicle electronic architecture – both hardware and software – is necessary. Those elements, which are not competition-relevant for OEMs and suppliers, must be standardised to achieve an improvement in system quality with shorter development times and lower system costs. One major part of this electronic architecture is the software architecture upon which the Integrated Safety Systems shall be executed.

Embedded system safety analysis
A prerequisite for the near future introduction of Integrated Safety Systems (ISS) is the definition of a vehicle on-board electronic hardware infrastructure that supports in a cost effective manner the very high ISS application demands in terms of dependability, computational power, high speed and accurate information exchange. This infrastructure consists of a distributed electronic architecture composed by several Electronic Control Units (ECUs) with a proper internal fault tolerant design, connected by means of a complex communication system and a dependable power supply network. Such hardware architecture must support the different software layers defined in the Software Architecture.

Provision of high availability and safety 
Integrated Safety Systems have demanding requirements in terms of dependability; especially regarding the dependability attributes safety, reliability, availability and security. Moreover, achieving system dependability in a predictable and assessable way is be significantly harder for integrated safety systems than for traditional safety critical vehicle subsystems. There are three reasons for this: criticality of software,complexity and responsibility. First of all, software-based components has become more safety critical than in traditional systems. The more complicated the control mechanisms of safety-critical actuators become, the less

Methodology: 

The work under the project included:

  • requirements analysis of Integrated Safety Systems;
  • identification and description of failure mechanisms;
  • identification and adaptation of means and methods to scope with these failures;
  • definition and realisation of building blocks of hardware and software architecture insuring the realization of dependable systems;
  • development of a dependability framework enabling the development engineer to realise reliable safety systems.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Key Results: 

Project Results:

  • A platform for software-based functionality in vehicle electronic systems has been defined, providing common services upon which future applications can be built.
  • A vehicle on-board electronic hardware infrastructure, which supports the requirements of integrated safety systems in a cost effective manner has been specified.
  • Methods and techniques for handling critical dependability-related parts of the development lifecycle have been analysed, adapted, extended and defined.
  • An engineering process and a suitable tool chain have been defined, enabling the application of integrated safety systems.

The results have been validated by two different domain overlapping demonstrators:

  • To prove the gateway and firewall capabilities of the EASIS architecture, a telematics gateway was realized.
  • Overall system dependability e.g. in case of system or component failure was demonstrated by a commercial vehicle HIL testbench with an electronically controlled Intarder.
Lead Organisation: 

Daimler Ag

Address: 
Mercedesstrasse
70327 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0
Partner Organisations: 

Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

Address: 
Graf-von-Soden-Platz 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Regienov

Address: 
Quai Alphonse le Gallo 13/15
92100 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Volvo Bus Corporation

Address: 
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€0

Peugeot Citroen Automobiles S.a.

Address: 
Route de Gizy
78140 VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

Address: 
Universitaetsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

Address: 
GUERICKESTRASSE 7
60488 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€0

Robert Bosch Gmbh

Address: 
Robert-Bosch Platz
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Dspace Digital Signal Processing And Control Engineering Gmbh

Address: 
TECHNOLOGIEPARK 25
33100 PADERBORN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Daf Trucks N.v.

Address: 
HUGO VAN DER GOESLAAN 1
5600 PT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€0

Lucas Varity Gmbh

Address: 
Carl Spater Strasse
56070 Koblenz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Freescale Halbleiter Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
SCHATZBOGEN 7
81829 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Philips Technologie Gmbh Forschungslaboratorien Aachen

Address: 
WEISSHAUSSTRASSE 2
52066 AACHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Vector Informatik Gmbh

Address: 
INGERSHEIMER STRASSE 24
70499 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Adam Opel Ag

Address: 
Bahnhofsplatz 1
IPC-R1-05 RÜSSELSHEIM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Etas Entwicklungs-Und Applikationwerkzeuge Fuer Elektronische Systeme Gmbh & Co.kg

Address: 
BORSIGSTRASSE 10
70469 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Offis E.v.

Address: 
ESCHERWEG 2
26121 OLDENBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Valeo Electronique Et Systemes De Liaison

Address: 
5 AVENUE NEWTON
78180 MONTIGNY LE BRETONNEUX
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Decomsys - Dependable Computer Systems, Hardware Und Software Entwicklung Gmbh

Address: 
STUMPERGASSE 48/28
1060 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€0

Mira Limited

Address: 
WATLING STREET
NUNEATON WARWICKSHIRE
CV10 0TU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€0

Lear Automotive (Eeds) Spain S.l.

Address: 
CARRER FUSTERS, 54
43800 VALLS - TARRAGONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€0