General Information about AUTOSAR

We have compiled general information about the AUTOSAR organisation and its partners:

  • A general Introduction to the AUTOSAR organisation
  • A brief overview of the current features of AUTOSAR

Motivation and Goals of AUTOSAR

Our motivation is

  • to manage the software and E/E complexity associated with growth in functional scope
  • to support the flexibility for product modification, upgrade and update
  • to leverage the scalability of solutions within and across product lines
  • to increase scalability and flexibility to integrate and transfer functions
  • to improve quality and reliability of software and E/E systems

Our goal is

  • to fullfil future vehicle requirements, such as availability and safety, SW upgrades/ updates, and maintainability
  • to increase scalability and flexibility to integrate and transfer functions
  • to increase a higher penetration of "Commercial off the Shelf" SW and HW components across product lines
  • to re-use of software
  • to accelerate development and maintenance
  • to improve containment of product and process complexity and risk
  • to optimize costs of scalable systems

Modularity and configurability. Standardized interfaces. Feasibility and producibility. Acceptance Tests.

Modularity and configurability

  • HW independence by a layered basic software architecture for automotive electronic control units
  • Transferability of functional SW-components within an E/E-system
  • Resource optimized configuration of the SW infrastructure of each ECU
  • Scalability of the E/E-system across the entire range of vehicle product lines

Standardized interfaces

  • Standardized APIs and service interfaces
  • Facilitate encapsulation of functional SW-components
  • Definition of data types of SW-components

Feasibility and producibility

  • Inter- and intra-ECU communication across all nodes of a vehicle network
  • Easy integration of customer specific functional SW-modules components
  • Exemplary AUTOSAR software implementation of the Adaptive Platform to accelerate the development of AUTOSAR products

Acceptance tests

  • Test of basic software and RTE implementation with respect to application and bus compatibility of the Classic Platform

Types of application

Primary target: Automotive applications

Use-cases related to engine powered, land-based, non-railed vehicles, such vehicles intended for primary transportation purposes.

Extended target: Derived applications

Use-cases that are neither an automotive application nor in a field of use of ultra-hazardous activities.

Excluded: Ultra-hazardous activities

E.g. Aerospace and aviation, nuclear power, chemical and/ or biological reactors, petrochemical or military (except for military marine transportation vessels).