Purpose and goal
The HeavyRoad project has addressed methodology improvements in the area of automotive cyber-physical systems with the purpose to secure development efficiency and sustained product quality. Virtual integration and system synthesis are core technologies in the project. Models and code corresponding to actual system components are put together to a virtual system and analysed or simulated together with its environment. Automation is employed to generate engineering artefacts for the real system based on existing models, constraints and configurations.
Expected results and effects
The project has provided * Methodology improvements regarding combined function and system development * Tools and concepts for integration of models and prototypes of cyber-physical systems * Tools and concepts for increased reuse and automation during system development The effect of project results are enhanced development practices. Shorter lead time and higher efficiency has been demonstrated, and the use of automation and systematic refinement has proven to increase product quality compared to manual manipulations.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been a collaborative effort among the participants, with Volvo as the OEM acting as both technology provider and integrator. The tool vendors has contributed with tools and technologoes in their respective area. HeavyRoad has collaborated with related projects and communities, in order to leverage on results and share experiences. Project technolgoes has been shared in external symposia and publications, in order to broaden the exploitation and in the long run benefit from results refinement by external stakeholders.