Digital Twins for Dependability Improvement of Autonomous Driving

Omar Veledar*, Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt, Georg Macher

*Corresponding author for this work

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The evolution of IoT technology is opening new avenues for value creation in many domains. The automotive industry is impacted on by several additional trends. One of those is autonomous driving (AD), which needs to be propped up by integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) to improve user acceptance. Strong reliance of proposed solutions on communication and data management, as well as on a variety of complex and heterogeneous architectures and components exposes a range of vulnerabilities. The weaknesses are strongly correlated to dependability, which is crucial factor for success of AD. IoT4CPS, a flagship Austrian project, contributes to improvements in required dependability. It is developing guidelines, methods and tools for safe and secure integration of IoT into AD and corresponding smart production. The project addresses safety and security aspects of AD in a holistic manner. Some of the resulting considerations are described in this paper, alongside possible solutions based on virtualisation through usage of digital twins.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAlastair Walker, Rory V. O’Connor, Richard Messnarz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030280048
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2019 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Autonomous driving
  • Connectivity
  • Dependability
  • Digital Twin
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Trustworthy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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