dSPACE joined the AUTOSAR partnership as a Premium Member in April 2004 and is active in defining and developing parts of the architecture and its specifications. New dSPACE products already support these specifications. They fit seamlessly into our tool chain, helping you to adapt your development process to the AUTOSAR standard smoothly.more
In the years to come, steadily increasing traffic density, higher safety requirements, stricter environmental regulations, and demographic changes will pose greater challenges for the automobile industry. The driver assistance systems of today are making a considerable contribution towards meeting these challenges. For example, these systems can support the driver in dangerous situations, initiate autonomous procedures to avoid accidents, and decrease fuel consumption as part of modern drivetrain concepts. As a single source, dSPACE provides the right tools to support each and every development stage for creating driver assistance systems. The advantages of these solutions are that an enormous amount of time and money is saved, without affecting the software quality.more
Electrical drives have been used increasingly over the past few years. Not only in vehicles, but also in drive and automation technologies. The reason: They have numerous advantages and wide-ranging application potential in many areas. Electric motors can be very small and can fit almost anywhere. They have very high dynamics and can provide high torque at lower rotational speed. Other reasons are improved energy saving due to power on demand, better controllability, and easier maintenance.more
FlexRay has established itself as a de-facto standard for in-vehicle, time-triggered communication systems. dSPACE’s FlexRay product range has been designed in close cooperation with advanced users of the FlexRay protocol. It provides comprehensive FlexRay support, ranging from hardware such as prototyping systems and I/O boards with FlexRay interfaces to software for the real-time simulation of models in FlexRay networks.
Today's ECU software comprises numerous software components (SWCs) with intensive interactions. In the large ECU networks frequently installed in current vehicles, the number of SWCs can easily reach the thousands. And because the task of developing ECU components is usually shared by several departments or even different companies, not only the SWCs themselves have to be tested and validated, but also the interactions between them. The earlier in the development process that errors and inconsistencies are found, the quicker and cheaper it is to correct them.more