Applying Model-Based Design to Commercial Vehicle Electronics Systems 2008-01-2663
Commercial vehicle manufacturers face unique challenges for the development of vehicle electronics systems. For one, customers typically have unique requirements coupled with an expectation of high reliability. Vehicle electronics is often the enabler for customized features. Ensuring that the vehicle will perform as demanded and promised adds a degree of burden on the vehicle manufacturers. Furthermore, the verification and testing of a large number of unique electronic system configurations is very expensive and time-consuming. This paper will explore how Model-Based Design can be used to meet these challenges and provide a high degree of confidence for both the manufacturer and the customer that requirements have been met. It will discuss factors to consider to support configurability, approaches for defining a system architecture that facilitates reuse, and capabilities for modeling state-based systems.