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A New Architectural-Approach for Next Generation Automotive Applications
Glaab M, Fuhrmann W, Wietzke J, Ghita BV
Proceedings of the Sixth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2010), Plymouth, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84102-269-7, pp11-18, 2010
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The automotive FM-tuner has evolved to a headunit which provides various functionalities to the passengers, e.g. navigation, audio/video-player and car-control functions. The customer demands are further increased by current smartphone and personal computer capabilities. Hence the development of appropriate architectures for the next generation of automotive applications, which facilitate such enhanced functionality, is a current research topic. As new applications in general require more hardware capabilities the traditional approach of integrating more and more functionalities into a powerful ‘thick’ headunit causes difficulties. With respect to the longer operating lifetime of vehicles, compared to most consumer electronic products, the hardware capabilities are becoming a bottleneck for the integration of future functionalities. This paper proposes an alternative approach to cope with that issue by use of an application delivery platform, accessed via wireless networks. In addition, requirements for wireless access networks are identified and first estimations on performance are made.

Glaab M, Fuhrmann W, Wietzke J, Ghita BV