A Dynamically Reconfigurable Automotive Control System Architecture

Richard Anthony, Achim Rettberg, Dejiu Chen, Isabell Jahnich, Gerrit de Boer, Cecilia Ekelin
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
This paper proposes a vehicular control system architecture that supports self-configuration. The architecture is based on dynamic mapping of processes and services to resources to meet the challenges of future demanding use-scenarios in which systems must be flexible to exhibit context-aware behaviour and to permit customization. The architecture comprises a number of low-level services that provide the required system functionalities, which include automatic discovery and incorporation of new
more » ... devices, self-optimisation to best-use the processing, storage and communication resources available, and self-diagnostics. The benefits and challenges of dynamic configuration and the automatic inclusion of users' Consumer Electronic (CE) devices are briefly discussed. The dynamic configuration and controltheoretic technologies used are described in outline and the way in which the demands of highly flexible dynamic configuration and highly robust operation are simultaneously met without compromise, is explained. A number of generic use-cases have been identified, each with several specific use-case scenarios. One generic use-case is described to provide an insight into the extent of the flexible reconfiguration facilitated by the architecture.
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.01573 fatcat:3cbkyplpizasdkatd7b5nze2cm