Safety Evaluation of Automotive Electronics Using Virtual Prototypes: State of the Art and Research Challenges

Authors: Jan-Hendrik Oetjens, Robert Bosch GmbH, DE; Nico Bannow, Robert Bosch GmbH, DE; Markus Becker, Universität Paderborn, DE; Oliver Bringmann, Eberhard Karls Universität Tü...; Andreas Burger, FZI Forschungszentrum Informati...; Moomen Chaari, Infineon Technologies AG, DE; Samarjit Chakraborty, Technische Universität Mü...; - -, -, DE; Wolfgang Ecker, Infineon Technologies AG, DE; Kim Grüttner, OFFIS - Institut für Informatik, DE; Thomas Kruse, Infineon Technologies AG, DE; Christoph Kuznik, Universität Paderborn, DE; Hoang Minh Le, Universität Bremen, DE; Andreas Mauderer, Robert Bosch GmbH, DE; Wolfgang Mueller, Universität Paderborn, DE; Daniel Müller-Gritschneder, Technische Universi...; Frank Poppen, OFFIS - Institut für Informatik, DE; Hendrik Post, Robert Bosch GmbH, DE; Sebastian Reiter, FZI Forschungszentrum Informa...; Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Eberhard Karls Universität...; Ulf Schlichtmann, Technische Universität Münche...; Andreas von Schwerin, Siemens AG, DE; Bogdan-Andrei Tabacaru, Infineon Technologies A...; Alexander Viehl, FZI Forschungszentrum Informat...; Simon Roth, Robert Bosch GmbH, Deutschland


Intelligent automotive electronics significantly improved driving safety in the last decades. With the increasing complexity of automotive systems, dependability of the electronic components themselves and of their interaction must be assured to avoid any risk to driving safety due to unexpected failures caused by internal or external faults.

Additionally, Virtual Prototypes (VPs) have been accepted in many areas of system development processes in the automotive industry as platforms for SW development, verification,and design space exploration. We believe that VPs will significantly contribute to the analysis of safety conditions for automotive electronics. This paper shows the advantages of such a methodology based on today's industrial needs, presents the current state of the art in this eld, and outlines upcoming research challenges that need to be addressed to make this vision a reality.

Publication Date: 2014/06/01

Location of Publication: DAC 2014, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US

Keyword: Specification/Virtual Prototyping