A Multi-Domain Co-Simulation Ecosystem for Fully Virtual Rapid ADAS Prototyping
- Buecs, R. , Pramod, L. , Weinstock, J. H. , Walbroel, F. , Leupers, R. , Ascheid, G.
- Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems: 4th International Conference, SMARTGREENS 2015, and 1st International Conference VEHITS 2018, Revised Selected Papers
- accepted for publication
In the last decades, vehicular control applications evolved to comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with exploding complexity. Several simulation-driven approaches can ease their development, e.g., model-based design and driving simulators, which are often limited to functional traits. To bridge this gap, virtual platforms can be used for accurately simulating the entire hardware/software layer, while validating beyond-functional properties (e.g., task execution times). Moreover, multi-domain co-simulation standards enable combining such distinct ecosystems beyond tool and model boundaries. Based on these concepts, this work presents a joint set of frameworks for virtualizing the ADAS prototyping flow via whole-system simulation. The focus of the work lies in the design of an automotive-flavor virtual platform, ensuring accurate and fast hardware/software simulation. To highlight the advantages of the framework system, two ADAS applications were prototyped in various configurations. Lastly, algorithmic and system-level analyses are presented, alongside simulation performance evaluation.