The Impacts of AUTOSAR on Automotive Electronics

Bill Ortner, Autoliv Corporation

Automotive manufacturers depend more and more on their tier 1 and tier 2 automotive suppliers for electronic products. The automotive electronics market, with its dependence on software engineering skills, has exploded over the past 25 years. This trend has uncovered weaknesses in product development—poor product quality, lack of product standards, and missed customer delivery. The genesis of AUTOSAR, primarily led by European automotive manufacturers, is aimed at addressing and improving automotive electronics and software development through product standardization and reuse.

Autoliv has delivered a number of automotive safety electronic modules to European automotive manufacturers using various version of AUTOSAR. AUTOSAR product architecture with Model-Based Development using auto code generation addresses weaknesses in:

  • Software process rigor
  • Complex automotive electronig architecture management
  • Software reuse
  • Software interchangeability
  • Software modularity
  • Software development methods

This presentation discusses the impact of these AUTOSAR elements and their relationship with the automotive electronics’ business, technology, and supply chain attributes.

Product Focus

  • Simulink

Recorded: 10 May 2012