Autodrive – a new mindset and quantification for fail-operational automotive design

11 Nov 2020

Autodrive, a successfull ECSEL JU RIA project coordinated by Infineon developed a new-mindset and quantification for fail-operational automotive design.

ECSEL Project AutoDrive was set up to provide fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational integrated electronic components, Electrical/Electronic (E/E) architectures as well as (deeply) embedded software systems for highly and fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, more efficient, affordable, and end-user acceptable. Advancing towards fail-operational systems does require increased reliability and availability of components, new redundancy schemes as well as architectures, and methodologies to appropriately manage and balance complexity, cost, robustness, and flexibility.

The AutoDrive project has aimed to advance the current level of safety and reliability by considerably driving forward fail-operational technologies and by making use of safety and security concepts from the aviation domain. Consequently, AutoDrive aimed to significantly contribute to the grand societal challenge of increasing vehicle and road safety.

Overview on the key Supply Chain aims:

  • Fully automated driving and flying systems targeting SAE level;
  • Highly automated driving SAE Level 4;
  • Cooperative active safety for automated driving;
  • Fail-operational 800V automotive powertrain
  • Safe, secure and low latency communication
  • Acquisition, 360° sensing, perception, and environmental awareness;
  • Embedded intelligence and systems for automated driving;
  • Fail aware components and health prediction.

In order to respond to the global challenge of automated driving and to preserve Europe’s competitive strength, AutoDrive has gathered Europe’s leading semiconductor companies, suppliers, OEMs, and research institutes to create a pan-European eco-system that has the critical mass to initiate standards and provides components and subsystems. A total of 58 partners, including Flanders Make, are now involved in the project, representing a total budget of more than EUR 65 million to develop a wide range of technologies.

Watch the full video here which explains the project concept and results.

Check out more on Autodrive website