Interessanter Artikel darüber, warum aktuelle ECUs in Fahrzeugen zu kompliziert für das autonome Auto der Zukunft sind.
Ever since the introduction of electronics into vehicles it has been normal to fit an additional ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to the vehicle every time a new feature is added. However, with as many as over 100 ECUs fitted per vehicle, this means that current vehicle architectures are becoming too complicated to implement.
The Strategy Analytics report, “Electronics Demand Requires New Approach To Vehicle Architectures”, looks at developments to centralize vehicle architectures with the use of single gateway controllers feeding into several integrated domain controllers and long-term developments using location controllers.
While there is the desire to centralize vehicle architectures, new technologies have only recently made such desires turn into reality, especially from:
Open source software protocols.
High performance processing chipsets.
High bandwidth networking standards.