Energy-saving multi-processor platform for highly automated electric driving
Project duration: 01 / 2017 – 12 / 2019
Fulfilling contradictory requirements for automated driving requires innovative solutions for embedded systems in vehicles. High performance, maximum reliability and safety as well as low energy consumption cannot be achieved at the same time by using classical paradigms.
In addition, in particular for automated driving in complex traffic situations, it is profitable to use not only local sensor systems but also Car2Car and Car2X networked systems as part of a sensor fusion. As a result, dangerous situations such as ice-covered roads or dramatically deteriorated visibility can be detected by using the environment sensors of other road users.
With EMPHASE the development of innovative solutions for an energy-efficient and reliable environment detection in vehicles shall be made possible. The project is breaking new ground in terms of dynamic data acquisition, processing and communication on distributed hardware.
The aim of the EMPHASE project is a computer system for sensor data processing in automated vehicles, consisting of customizable sensor and communication modules. These are networked in a flexible architecture and connected to a particularly reliable central control unit.
Sensor data can thus be processed dynamically and distributed throughout the system and also communicated to other road users. This promises both high reliability and energy savings, since individual components can be deactivated if necessary. The resulting, energy-efficient computer platform can also benefit, in particular, automated electric vehicles.