Evaluation and standardised testing me¬thods of active safety systems in vehicles are essential to reduce the number of accidents. The main focus of the eVALUE project is to define objective methods for assessment and testing of active safety systems.
The goal of MOGENTES is to significantly enhance testing and verification of dependable embedded systems by means of automated generation of efficient test cases relying on development of new approaches as well as innovative integration of state-of-the-art techniques. In particular, MOGENTES aims at the application of these technologies in large industrial systems, simultaneously enabling application domain experts (with rather little knowledge and experience in usage of formal methods) to use them with minimal learning effort.
SHADES: System Safety through the Combination of HMI and Dependable Systems
Vehicles of today offer an increasing number of In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). As the introduction of technical support usually increases the demand on human cognition, while the demand on human action is reduced, the driver’s role changes from mainly manual control to more supervisory control. The objective of this project is to combine behavioural science with computer science in the development and implementation of safe IVIS and ADAS for road vehicles.
SimArch - Platform
The SimArch project aims at creating a generic communication architecture for experiment systems where a driving simulator is an integrated part. With this interface for communication, the intention is to allow verification of vehicle electronics against human drivers with a limited effort and at all stages of development. The objective is achieved through two main goals. The first is the creation of defined interfaces between components in the experiment system. The other is the construction of a SimArch server for connection of virtual ECUs (electronic control units) to the system.
V2V V2I State of the ART
This state-of-the-art survey addresses wireless communication vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure. With infrastructure is here meant roadside equipment. The purpose of this work is to make a survey of the available open information and summarize it in a state-of-the-art document. Conclusions also concern differences betwen Europe, USA and Japan.
New safety functions and the increased complexity of vehicle electronics enhance the need to demonstrate dependability. Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers must be able to present a safety argument for the dependability of the product, correct safety requirements and suitable development methodology. AutoVal is part of the research programme IVSS, Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems.
Safer cars at lower costs is the aim of the CEDES project in co-operation with Chalmers University of Technology, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, AB Volvo, Volvo Cars Corporation and Autoliv. The Swedish Road Administration (SRA) and the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) invest together with industry more than MSEK 40. The aim is to make the safety systems more cost efficient. CEDES is part of the research programme IVSS, Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems.
Embedded systems are often used in applications with high requirements on safety and reliability. The embedded system must be dependable and behave as expected in order to not cause any risks. A product can include an embedded system for increasing safety. The three partners in the project SP, Halmstad University and Jönköping University will cooperate in order to support SME with development of embedded systems with high requirements on dependability. This initiative is mainly directed towards enterprises in Västra Götaland, Halland, Småland and Skåne. The project is sponsored by VINNOVA.
Dependable embedded real-time systems are an enabling technology for the information society. Their economic impact reaches far beyond their immediate market size, since the success of many industrial products depends on the provision of reliable control systems. As the rapidly growing functional and non-functional system requirements cause an enormous increase in system complexity, it is necessary to move into component-based design: to provide pre-validated hardware and software components and an appropriate integration methodology for the design of next generation dependable embedded real-time systems.
DECOS is an integrated project that will develop the basic enabling technology to move from a federated distributed architecture to an integrated distributed architecture in order to reduce development, production and maintenance cost and increase the dependability of embedded applications in many application domains.
DECOS is a project within EU's 6th framework program.
The scope of the project is to disseminate knowledge and awareness about concepts and methodologies of time-triggered technology for automation and machinery control communities. The main part of this knowledge will be results from the EU financed integrated project DECOS. The project is funded by NICe Nordic Innovation Centre.
The Swedish Association of Electrical Utilities (ELFORSK) financed a recently concluded development project aimed at improving the security and integrity of automatic meter reading and associated storage and processing of electricity consumption data. The project started in October 2004, and was concluded in the autumn of 2005.
The ADM (Autonomous Decision Maker) project is part of the larger PIITSA (Personal Information in Intelligent Transport Systems through Seamless Communications and Autonomous Decisions) project. The ADM project, with financial support from VINNOVA, ran from 2004 to 2005. In addition to SP, AerotechTelub and the Blekinge Institute of Technology were also involved. The ADM system, which is an interface that is programmed by the application, can intelligently and independently ensure functional safety when systems are controlled or monitored over the Internet. The main structure of the programming language is an important result of the work, capable of dealing with such effects as long and varying delays or threats from hackers, while ensuring the need for integrity. In addition, the work included the development of a logic demonstrator to validate the concept.
SafeProd is a research project that aims to guide how to apply new standards concerning functional safety. This project is mainly focused on process industry and the machinery industry. For these industry segments there are following established standards:
IEC 62061 Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspects
IEC 61511 Functional safety - Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector
The aim of this project is to help companies to apply these new standards by developing guidelines on how to use these standards.
SafeProd is funded by Vinnova.
Indisputable Key (Intelligent distributed process utilisation and blazing environmental key)
The goal of the project is to develop a system and demonstrate prerequisites in order to get as much as possible out of the tree raw material and at the same time decrese environmental costs and improve tree product quality. The solution is to have individual related data, IAD - Individual Associated Data. This means that when the tree is cut into logs each log is marked with a unique code e.g. in form of a computer chip that is connected to a data base where information concerning width, type of log, place and time is stored. This information is later on used in the production chain in order to optimize the process.
Indisputable Key is a project within EU's 6th framework program.
The Vehicle Alert System (VAS) project is a platform for research in the areas of cooperating embedded systems, vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs), wireless sensor networks and wireless digital communication. Research within VAS is conducted at the Center for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES) in cooperation with partners from industry. CERES is sponsored by KKS, the Knowledge Foundation.
SimArch is a pre-study and aims to
- find a general model for communication between driving simulators and experimental systems
- find a model to describe automotive electronics and their communication protocols
and from these models
- develop a generic communication architecture for these types of systems.
The goal is a description of a general architecture which makes it possible to build a general platform for cooperative, cost efficient and scalable driving simulators and experimental systems for automotive electronics.
SimArch is a project within Vinnova V-ICT research programme.