DFEA2020 - Dependable Flexible Electric Architecture 2020

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Avd 94121, PV 2A1
Funding from Vinnova SEK 41 485 000
Project duration May 2009 - January 2013
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
End-of-project report 2009-00629_SV.pdf(In Swedish)

Purpose and goal

DFEA2020 aims at providing new methods and concepts in vehicle electronics design and verification with both a holistic perspective, in the form of a reference architecture, and a depth perspective within certain technology areas that are essential for the whole. This is done through a horizontal project between VCC, expert organizations and universities to utilize knowledge transfer between industries. The background is the increased demands on Green-, Safe- and Connected-functionality that drive an exponential growth in vehicle electronics and software. This leads to an continuously increasing complexity that combined with increasing demands on system safety and dependability implies needs of new ways of approaching design and verification of vehicle electronics.

Results and expected effects

The project aims to develop electrical architectures for vehicles that enable functional growth within Green, Safe and Connected during the next decade. This will be done by studying, developing and evaluating: -Electrical architectures technologies, strategies and solutions linked together in a reference architecture -Models of electrical architectures to support new development and simulation -Methods and technologies for essential system properties such as functional systems safety -Methodologies for model based electrical system development

Approach and implementation

DFEA2020 is structured in 4 sub-projects SP0, TECA, MARCH and FUSS. Partner set-up differs in between the sub-projects, where VCC are responsible for the overall project management. Four major milestones are planned at the end of each year. During the project more detailed milestones will be defined for the different work packages. Project Management and Steering Committee, where partners and universities are represented, are responsible for the follow-up of the project deliverables. The Quality systems of the academical partners are applied on the PhD student projects.

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