Highly automated mobility and functionality by qualification of consumer electronics for electronical systems in automotive and industrial (TRACE)
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Goals and Method of TRACE

Innovative automotive systems require complex semiconductor devices currently only available in consumer grade quality. The project "Highly automated mobility and functionality through the qualification of consumer electronics for electronic systems in the automotive and automation industry" in short TRACE will develop and demonstrate methods, processes, tools to facilitate usage of CE components to be deployable more rapidly in the life-critical automotive domain. This requires cooperation along the automotive and industrial value chain. The project results will enable and accelerate AE technology, component and system developments for smart mobility and smart infrastructure as key to smart city solutions of the future and therefore ensure European automotive leadership.

TRACE Steering Group Meeting and WP2/WP9 workshop held in Hamburg

On June 12, TRACE work package leader and national coordinators met together with the TRACE coordination and management team for the Second TRACE Steering Group meeting. The meeting was held at the NEXPERIA premises in Hamburg, Germany.
The TRACE Steering Group has been initiated end of 2017 to support all TRACE exploitation activities in general while putting special focus to the exploitation of the innovative TRACE database approach that is planned to be made publically available after the project’s end in the form of a VDE ITG working group MN5.7.

TRACE WP5 (Economics) Meeting in Stuttgart

Participants from seven companies and universities attended the last Work Package 5 workshop on Economics in Stuttgart. The workshop hosted by Daimler was focusing on cost and reliability modelling as well as the status of the demonstrators.

Special attention was paid to frameworks and formats with respect to cost and reliability modelling. Next upcoming steps and actions for the final demonstrators were also discussed.

Successful TRACE WP8 (Demonstrator) Meeting in Gothenburg

On March 7- 9, 2018, thirteen companies partook in a workshop of Work Package 8, focusing on the status of the three demonstrators and the next steps.

The TRACE project is soon entering the third and final year. Thus the demonstrators are not only focusing to show the benefits and challenges of using consumer electronics in automotive and automation, but also how the TRACE methodology enables the transition. An important outcome of the meeting was sharing of necessary mitigation strategies for increased reliability of systems using CE electronics.  Improvements  for specifications of how CE electronics is tested were also discussed.

AENEAS highlights TRACE project

The EUREKA CATRENE funding programme, managed by AENEAS, highlights the TRACE project in a press release. To find out more, please click here.

TRACE presented at BMWi and BMBF convention in Berlin, 2017-11-30 to 2017-12-01

Research and Technology for automated and connected Driving

The German public authorities of BMWi ( Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) were hosting the 2nd annual convention on automated and connected Driving in Berlin. The meeting took place at the Harnack-House of the Max Planck Society. TRACE was given the privilege to be part of the opening session of this two day event of exchange and networking. Although only ten R&D consortia leaders were invited by the authorities, more than 200 participants listened to the individual, very interesting, presentations.

TRACE WP5 Economics Workshop at ams AG, Premstaetten, Austria

On 19th October 2017 the TRACE Workshop on WP5 Economics took place at ams AG’s premises in Premstaetten, Austria. Partners from Austria, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands met to work jointly on the tasks assigned. Important topics on Cost Analysis and Modelling have been discussed. Special attention was paid to Environmental Impact together with the partners from SWEREA.

TRACE at EuWoRel - 5th 'European Expert Workshop on Reliability of Electronics and Smart Systems' 2017

Since 2013, EuWoRel is the annual forum for addressing the concerns of reliability, robustness, and functional safety of new products and technologies in the field of electronics and smart systems. It makes further research requirements on reliability methodology clearly visible. In addition, EuWoRel is a great opportunity for showcasing recent results and for creating new project ideas for collaborative research.

TRACE face2face meeting WP2/9, WP6 and WP7

On September 27 the TRACE assembly meeting at the Fraunhofer Forum located in the heart of Berlin started. The partners of TRACE have been discussing the progress and deciding on the next steps for WP2 “Target System Analysis – Evaluation of Delta-Requirements” and WP9 “TRACE Methodology”. This activity continued on Sept. 28th and significant progress could be achieved.

TRACE WP5 Economics Workshop at University of Siegen, Germany

On 6th July 2017 the partners involved in TRACE WP5 Economics met in Germany at the University of Siegen to work jointly on Modelling and Industrial requirements. Partners from Germany, Austria, Sweden and The Netherlands worked on requirements definition, environmental and quality related issues. Progress updates have been done and the next steps were defined towards the upcoming workshop which will be held in Austria on 19th October 2017 at ams AG’s site in Premstaetten, Austria.