Let's put the car in your phone!

Martin Geier, Martin Becker, Benedikt Dietrich, Reinhard Schneider, Dip Goswami, Samarjit Chakraborty

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Today high-end cars have extremely complex E/E architectures - with 50-100 electronic control units (ECUs), connected by communication buses like CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet. They are used to run several (control) applications with many million lines of code. We propose a radically new architecture where all these applications are instead run on a mobile phone being carried by the driver. The car now has a considerably simpler architecture with few or no ECUs, using RF links to connect sensors and actuators to the mobile phone with a powerful multicore processor. We discuss the advantages and challenges and describe a small prototype implementation with an adaptive cruise control application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2071-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) - Austin, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20136 Jun 2013


ConferenceACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherDAC '13


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