Vehicle E/E Architecture and Its Adaptation to New Technical Trends 2019-01-0862
With the ever-increasing requirements on vehicle performance, as well as the trend of vehicle becoming an integral part of a much bigger ecosystem involving autonomous driving, intelligent transportation and smart city, more and more electrical/electronic (E/E) systems are integrated in vehicles. Vehicle E/E architecture being the fundamental organization of vehicle E/E components, the relationship among the components and with the environment, as well as the principals guiding the design and evolution, has the most basic and significant influences on vehicle E/E system functions and performance. This paper gives the definition of vehicle E/E architecture and provides different views. The contents, process of design, and how E/E architecture influences vehicle function and performance are discussed. New technical trends in automotive industry and how vehicle E/E architecture evolves to adapt to the trends are studied.