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A⁵: Development Method for Driver Assistance Systems based on a Domain-Specific Language

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Within the cooperation project between the AUDI AG and the Chair of Computer Science 7 at the FAU, the department conducts research in terms of the optimization of software development methods for the functional development of sensor-assisted driver assistance systems in the automotive domain.

On the one hand, already established methods are analyzed and potential optimization fields are determined. On the other hand, new methods – which are partly not yet used in the automotive domain – are examined with regard to their applicability and they are improved or adapted for practical use.

In the automotive industry, artifacts (models, diagrams, source code, documents, etc.) generated during the development of the functions are either not reused or recreated during some phases of the development process. This is due to the organizational structure and the complexity of the processes, but can also be caused by historical and/or personnel reasons. In particular, the cooperation with suppliers is still mainly based on manual data exchange and individual manual data interpretation.

The Chair for Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems) therefore develops an approach based on the promising field of domain-specific languages. This approach allows a system specification in a familiar way, which is capable of the automatic generation of further artifacts based on the underlying information, which are then provided to the users. These results can then be enriched with further details during the following development phases. This improves both the quality and the efficiency of software development in the automotive domain.

Project Period

    2014-11-01 – 2017-10-31

Project Members

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard German
Florian Bock, M.Sc.

Sponsored by

    AUDI AG , INI.FAU-Kooperation

Involved institutions

Lehrstuhl für Informatik 7,
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Related Publications

  1. Florian Bock, Daniel Homm, Sebastian Siegl und Reinhard German, “A Taxonomy for Tools, Processes and Languages in Automotive Software Engineering,” Computer Science & Information Technology, pp. 241-256, Januar 2016
  2. Florian Bock, Reinhard German und Sebastian Siegl, “Domain-Specific Languages for the Definition of Automotive System Requirements,” Workshop CARS 2016 – Critical Automotive applications : Robustness & Safety, Göteborg, Sweden, 2016
  3. Florian Bock, Sebastian Siegl und Reinhard German, “Mathematical Test Effort Estimation for Dependability Assessment of Sensor-Based Driver Assistance Systems,” 2016 42th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), pp. 222-226, 2016