The Software for a New Electric Clutch Actuator Concept 2003-01-1197
Software plays a very significant role in automotive technology. The number and importance of mechatronic systems has increased greatly. The system functions and the vehicle's characteristics are being carried out more and more by the software. This trend is further encouraged by high-performance processor systems, which are becoming more affordable and offer ever more functions and increased storage space. However, more effort must be invested in software specification, implementation, testing and the validation of the entire mechatronic system. The various methods of generating software have not kept pace with the demands made on software systems, nor with the complexities created or caused daily by large development teams. The present project takes an alternative route in developing the software for an electrical central release bearing. The required control software is generated automatically by using TDC (Total Development Chain) by AFT.