Integrated development and operation of safe automotive systems
Digitalisation in vehicles is an essential driver of innovation with high economic significance for Germany as a business location. Highly automated and autonomous driving functions and their implementation pose high demands on these systems' proof of safety properties. Updating vehicle functions even after delivery will be a central key for safety, performance, efficiency, and customer acceptance. In the future, vehicles will rely on external information and data processing to perform the driving task and will regularly update software. There is a lack of a holistic approach to enable the modular updates and associated assurance processes and procedures across the system boundary between vehicle(s) and infrastructure or backend in a dynamically changing environment.
Announcement of the guideline for funding research on electronics and software development methods for the digitalisation of automobility (MANNHEIM) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The project will make an essential contribution to the development of modular updates of safety-critical driving functions and thus has high strategic importance for Germany's competitiveness and innovation dynamics as a high-tech location.
The developed results will be evaluated under the condition of industrial applicability. It will include essential components of the safety-oriented development process in a DevOps cycle: specifications, methods for the implementation and validation of design steps, mechanisms of the computing platforms and the middleware, implementation of update processes, validation and runtime system monitoring, as well as the consistent integration of these design steps. The verification obligations are examined in the context of relevant safety and security norms and standards with regard to their further development.