Cyber-physical systems design for electric vehicles

Martin Lukasiewycz, Sebastian Steinhorst, Florian Sagstetter, Wanli Chang, Peter Waszecki, Matthias Kauer, Samarjit Chakraborty

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Electric vehicles are emerging as a solution to environmental changes and transportation challenges in growing mega-cities. Compared to combustion engine vehicles, electric vehicles bring along new challenges in the CPS design. This paper gives an overview of several of these challenges and presents initial and potential solutions for the design of the electric powertrain and E/E architectures for electric vehicles. The powertrain consists of multiple complex CPS such as the battery, the electric motor, and a distributed energy management system. These components require a complex monitoring and control in order to guarantee safety and maintain a high efficiency. For this purpose, novel E/E architectures become necessary that facilitate a predictable distributed computation and communication, requiring a paradigm shift towards fully time-triggered systems. These E/E architectures will also enable novel CPS such as innovative driver assistance systems, x-by-wire control to further increase the safety and energy-efficiency of electric vehicles, and a pervasive interaction of the vehicle and the grid. Instead of focusing on the specific applications, this paper describes the prerequisite architectural changes that are necessary to implement these novel functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2012
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event15th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2012 - Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 5 Sep 20128 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 15th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2012


Conference15th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2012
CityCesme, Izmir


  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Embedded Systems


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