Towards Autonomous Architetures: An Automotive Perspective
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
The use of embedded computers in modern automobiles is enabling increasingly autonomous features. Electronic power train management and applications in active safety, cooperative driving and navigation show an underlying trend of the transfer of responsibilities from the human driver to a vehicle's (semi-)autonomous subsystems. The logical culmination ofthis trend would be a completely autonomous vehicle. How should existing vehicle architectures be evolved to sustain the development and growth of autonomous functions? We explore the principal problems with existing architectures, caused due to ad hoc addition of (semi-) autonomous features and argue that it is time to rethink automotive architectures from an autonomous systems perspective. We introduce a pattern that can help architects and designers to think in terms of autonomy and suggest where the application of autonomous systems thinking should begin, in the context of architecture development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. , 16 p.
Trita-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179 ; 2012:10
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104803ISRN: KTH/MMK/R-12/10-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104803DiVA: diva2:567440
QC 201211192012-11-192012-11-132013-04-12Bibliographically approved