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Model-based Analysis & Engineering of Novel Architectures for Dependable Electric Vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 022 326
EU Contribution
€2 467 593
Project website
Project Acronym
MAENAD
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation,
Decarbonisation,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-2010-ICT-GC
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Fully Electric Vehicles (FEV) promise clear benefits to society. At the same time, the engineering of FEV introduces significant new challenges. FEV will be highly integrated and increasingly dependent on software and electronics. FEV systems will have more authority, share common components and rely less on mechanical backups. New complex power management and optimization algorithms are needed to ensure high performance, range of travel and low energy consumption. We argue that the challenges faced in the engineering of FEV are already partly met by EAST-ADL2, an emerging automotive architecture description language (ADL) compliant with AUTOSAR, and that EAST-ADL2 is the appropriate vehicle for fully meeting these challenges. MAENAD will extend EAST-ADL2 with advanced capabilities to facilitate development of dependable, efficient and affordable FEV.

Objectives

The project will achieve language and tool support for:


- Support for the ISO 26262 automotive safety standard, including a novel approach for automatic allocation of safety requirements to components of an evolving architecture
- Effective model-based prediction of quality attributes of FEV such as the dependability and performance, via use of advanced, scalable, automated techniques.
- Automated exploration of potentially huge design spaces to achieve better or optimal trade-offs among dependability, performance and cost.

The scope of the modelling language and analysis focuses on the system structure and dynamics, in terms of physical, computational and communication components, their composition and interactions. To achieve those objectives, MAENAD will exploit and further develop the present state of the art in model-based design, assessment and optimization technologies. In addition, MAENAD will propose an overall design methodology for FEV and evaluate its application via a realistic case study on an innovative FEV system which represents a current design challenge.

Methodology

EAST-ADL is an architecture description language tailored for the automotive industry. The EAST-ADL approach relies on AUTOSAR for representing software architecture but extends to more abstract representations. It includes support for requirements engineering, safety engineering, variability management, and product line architectures. However, it is lacking support for some of the engineering steps involved in FEV development.

EAST-ADL has been refined in the FP7 project ATESST2, and is used in parallel projects that provide language feedback and refinement suggestions. The MAENAD project will define language constructs, development methodology and prototype tools that meet the needs of FEV development. The basis is the current version of EAST-ADL, version 2.1.

The project budget is around 4 mio EUR and the duration is three years starting Sept 2010.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-ICT

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€331 574
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Mecel Ab
Address
Mölndalsvägen, 40020 Göteborg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€38 000
Organisation
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Address
Brinellvagen 8, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€260 700
Organisation
Metacase Consulting Oy
Address
Ylistönmäentie 31, 40500 Jyväskylä, Finland
EU Contribution
€70 500
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€192 250
Organisation
Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
Address
RUE LEBLANC 25, 75015 PARIS 15, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€336 834
Organisation
4S-Sistemi Sicuri E Sostenibili Srl
Address
Corso Peschiera 146, 10138 Torino, Italy
EU Contribution
€174 800
Organisation
Pulse-Ar S.a.r.l
Address
Rue De Rivoli 47, 75001 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€3 430
Organisation
Technische Universitat Berlin
Address
STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€307 834
Organisation
Arccore Ab
Address
Datavagen 2, 43632 Askim, Sweden
EU Contribution
€67 800
Organisation
University Of Greenwich
Address
University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Mansion Site, Bexley Road, LONDON, HU6 7RX, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€308 360
Organisation
Continental Ag
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9, 169 HANNOVER, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€288 736
Organisation
Systemite Ab
Address
Furstenbergsgatan 4, 41664 Goteborg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€86 775

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Evidence-based research for road safety
Development phase
Validation

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