R22-11 Release Event

On Thursday, 8th December, the current AUTOSAR Release R22-11 was successfully presented at the virtual Release Event on the Swapcard platform with around 750 registered participants from around the world.

This year’s presentations were focused on the released documents in the R22-11, showing the continuous development of the AUTOSAR standard together with the outlook on AUTOSAR’s strategic future and the 20th Anniversary.

The presentations began with a thorough introduction to the AUTOSAR organization, the standard, and its guiding principles, which state that through increased reuse and exchangeability of software modules between OEMs and suppliers, AUTOSAR ensures an advanced complexity management of integrated E/E architectures. This increased complexity leads to the Software Defined Vehicle topic which AUTOSAR aims to tackle in the coming years.

Summarized in numbers, the AUTOSAR Release R22-11 had 2029 incorporation tasks in all 3 AUTOSAR standards, 1440 change requests were discussed within the AUTOSAR community, 182 AUTOSAR Partners collaborated in 20 Working Groups, 13 new concepts were introduced to tackle the future goals on two standardized AUTOSAR Platforms, the Classic and the Adaptive Platforms. All this defines one holistic E/E System Architecture for the Future Intelligent Mobility.

In detail, the Release R22-11 included the following concepts:

Classic Platform:
MACSec, CAN XL, V2X Support for China, Secure Global Time Sync, V2X in AUTOSAR, DDS Support on Classic Platform and Deterministic Communication with TSN

Adaptive Platform:
MACSec, CAN XL, Firewall, Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics and SOME/IP Harmonization

To reflect the latest updates of the AUTOSAR XML Schema, an update of the Adaptive Platform Demonstrator with its 334.000 lines of code is scheduled for April 2023.

The overview of Release R22-11 was followed by a deep dive on features within Communication, Timing Analysis and Connectivity with detailed presentations on the new concepts in the respective areas.

Furthermore, the AUTOSAR Opening Strategy was presented by highlighting key initiatives currently in development by management layers in AUTOSAR.

The first aspect of this are the AUTOSAR partnership types being extended by the Premium Partner Plus. This new partner type allows companies to get into the technical steering of AUTOSAR and thereby contribute their ideas in an extended fashion.

Second, Derived Applications are in thorough discussion resulting in a Derived Applications catalogue. With this, AUTOSAR envisions to encourage the usage for applications outside the automotive industry. The full catalogue can be found here.

The next step is the Vehicle API with the aim of a compatible framework for in-vehicle network and existing IoT, resulting in the wide availability of the Vehicle Interface under applied OSS licenses. The open license model is currently in assessment and in the future shall allow and foster the collaboration of different parties within the Automotive Development Ecosystem.

With this, AUTOSAR wants to encourage companies from other industries to work on standardizing with AUTOSAR but also to use it.

AUTOSAR wants to thank the AUTOSAR community for the discussions, the quality and the focus contributed to this Release R22-11.

The AUTOSAR Release R22-11 documents can be found on the AUTOSAR website by using the document search.