Integral Agile E/E Development for Fusion and Standardized Power and Data Wiring Systems

Vehicles have been equipped with more and more digital, automated and networked features for many years. This is accompanied by a rapidly growing volume of data in the car, which needs to be processed in real time and in an energy-efficient manner. As a result, the car of the future has high demands on computing power, among other things, which calls for new approaches to microelectronics as well as computing and software architecture.

In the "KI4BoardNet" project, coordinated by CARIAD SE, twenty-two partners from research and science as well as from the electronics and user industries are working on creating new development processes for the efficient vehicle electrical system. The focus is on

  • architectures, components and design tools for the vehicle electrical system of the future
  • agile design processes supported by AI
  • maximum automation in the development and production of vehicle electrical systems
  • intelligent distribution of computing power in the vehicle to a small number of control units and a central computing unit
  • other new key components for the car of the future

This turns the wiring system itself into an intelligent vehicle component. Development efficiency is to be significantly improved and the number of kilometers of wiring installed in the vehicle significantly reduced as functionality increases. A vehicle demonstrator will be used to illustrate the project results in the course of the project phase.

Scope of the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg

As part of this project, the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA of the Fraunhofer IDMT is developing hardware and algorithms for intelligent sensors, including for interior and exterior microphones, acoustic pattern recognition and sensor data fusion. It supports the creation of requirement definitions for AI-capable control units and the energy system for the power supply of AI-driven sensor technology.

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The MANNHEIM-KI4BoardNet project (project labels 16ME0763-16ME0784) is supported within the framework of the funding announcement "Electronics and software development methods for the digitalisation of automobility" (MANNHEIM) by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) gefördert.

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