Embedded systems and software challenges in electric vehicles

Samarjit Chakraborty, Martin Lukasiewycz, Christian Buckl, Suhaib Fahmy, Naehyuck Chang, Sangyoung Park, Younghyun Kim, Patrick Leteinturier, Hans Adlkofer

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Abstract

The design of electric vehicles require a complete paradigm shift in terms of embedded systems architectures and software design techniques that are followed within the conventional automotive systems domain. It is increasingly being realized that the evolutionary approach of replacing the engine of a car by an electric engine will not be able to address issues like acceptable vehicle range, battery lifetime performance, battery management techniques, costs and weight, which are the core issues for the success of electric vehicles. While battery technology has crucial importance in the domain of electric vehicles, how these batteries are used and managed pose new problems in the area of embedded systems architecture and software for electric vehicles. At the same time, the communication and computation design challenges in electric vehicles also have to be addressed appropriately. This paper discusses some of these research challenges. © 2012 EDAA.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages424-429
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783981080186
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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