The electrical/electronic architecture of a vehicle includes the electronic hardware, wiring, network communication and software functions. The defining criterion for the architecture is the arrangement, distribution and assignment of these components. With increasing number of functions executed in software, the traditionally grown allocation of individual functionalities to dedicated control units leads to complexity, costs and weight that are difficult to manage. New functionalities such as autonomous driving, OTA updates, digital services and Car2X applications place further demands on connectivity, computing power, flexibility and update capability.
Future architectures must enable the integration of more and more functionalities, taking into account safety, resource consumption, weight, cost, and circular economy requirements.
Therefore, optimization of E/E architectures plays a crucial role in the design of modern vehicles. At FKFS, we offer solutions for the design of optimized architectures that save costs, development and maintenance effort, reduce weight and resources while taking into account the prerequisites of maintainability, flexibility and safety.
How we can support our customers:
- Holistic simulation of E/E architectures
- Integration of emulated ECUs using real world binaries via ePIL (emulated Processor-In-the-Loop)
- Complete vehicle and environment models
- Broad range of testing setups from pure simulation to driving simulator with human drivers
- Scalable virtual testing environment including ADAS
- Performance optimization
- Functional safety investigations