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 succeded during final Review!

TRACE Consortia

September 26, 2019: With more than 40 partners present, TRACE successfully conducted its final review at STMicroelectronics in Paris. The aim of the project was to facilitate the use of consumer electronics components through suitable measures during development, also in the automotive sector. The project started in October 2015 and will be completed on October 10. While communication across the entire supply chain was difficult at the beginning, all actors now share the same analysis that the gaps will be closed. An important aspect in the handling of application cases is the consideration of the entire system and not just the components. Although the project ends, work continues with major international standardization initiatives.

TRACE white paper publicly available

July 1st 2019: The TRACE White Paper is now available for public download. The document "Enabling Intelligent Mobility and lnfrastructure by the Development of a Technology ReAdiness Process for Consumer Electronics" presents the project concept and many results, which were elaborated in the CATRENE project between October 2016 and May 2019.  It is intended as guideline and information for professionals in the field of work automotive electronics, seminconductor, and reliability. For download click here.

TRACE Final Dissemination and Exploitation Workshop at ADTC and edaWorkshop19

May 15th: The TRACE project held its final Dissemination and Exploitation Workshop at ADTC and edaWorkshop19 in Dresden This appearance comprises a keynote, a session with four talks, a panel session and almost 20 posters and some demonstrators in a poster session during the event.

TRACE present in the EFECS2018 in Lisbon

November 20th – 22nd:  TRACE presented its status and the project results at the EFECS (European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems) in Lisbon. Many interested parties and also stakeholders visited the well-equipped booth during the numerous exhibition periods and the breaks. The navigation demonstrator was on site together with many more electronic components and circuits developed in TRACE.

TRACE present at the EuWoRel 2018

TRACE at EoWoRel 2018Trace has been present at the 6th European Expert Workshop on Reliability of Electronics and Smart Systems - 2018 EuWoRel  -  which was held on Oct 01-02, 2018. Project coordinator Martin Stärk presented the idea and the data base concept of TRACE and received positive feedback.

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.