Smart mobility of the future – a challenge for embedded automotive systems

Marcel Carsten Baunach, Renata Martins Gomes, Maja Malenko, Fabian Mauroner, Leandro Batista Ribeiro, Tobias Peter Scheipel

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Smart, connected, and automated vehicles will have a significant impact on the safety, efficiency, and convenience of future transportation and mobility. However, most of the related services and technological features will be implemented in millions of lines of code running on hundreds of computers, embedded into each car. While classic automotive hardware and software are mainly designed statically and with just safety and real-time capability in mind, future systems also have to consider security and flexible maintenance aspects: Wireless communication across car boundaries requires solid protection against attackers and dynamic update mechanisms are required to reflect changing customer requirements and legal regulations throughout the entire lifetime of the cars. This article discusses specific challenges on embedded operating systems and processor architectures for highly dependable and compositional computing platforms in future vehicles.
Translated title of the contributionMobilität der Zukunft – eine Herausforderung für eingebettete Systeme in Fahrzeugen
Original languageEnglish
Article number135
Pages (from-to)304-308
Number of pages5
JournalElektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


  • embedded automotive systems
  • smart vehicles
  • dynamic composition
  • operating systems
  • processor architectures

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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