Visible to the public Automotive

This call for position papers invites you to submit a position paper for an NSF, NIST, and USCAR sponsored group on Developing Dependable and Secure Embedded Systems from Components. The goal of this group is to address emerging challenges relative to reliability, availability, safety, and security attributes of software-intensive electronic automotive control systems. An example of such a system would be a self-driving vehicle that must adapt in order to navigate safely and efficiently through traffic in the presence of intersections, pedestrians and other traffic. Another example would be an emergency vehicle with advanced engine and transmission controls integrated with stability control that is able to instantly respond to driver input and road conditions and keep the vehicle in the lane while traversing a curve in icy conditions.






Visible to the public The CPS Virtual Organization

The Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization


presented at
Developing Dependable and Secure Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems from Components  
March 17-18, 2011
Troy, MI
Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University


Visible to the public Featured CPS Automotive Tutorial in IEEE Design & Test Magazine

Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems: A Tutorial Introduction

IEEE Design & Test Magazine | Volume 33, Issue 4 (July/August) | Free Access to Full Article (PDF)

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Visible to the public Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

Uber's modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicle.


Visible to the public  DATE 2016
Mar 14, 2016 8:00 am - Mar 18, 2016 5:00 pm CET

Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2016) in Dresden: Highlighting Automotive and Secure Systems

DATE is the major international event for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software and states a unique networking opportunity, bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems.


Visible to the public Using Multicore Architectures in Cyber-Physical Systems

The demand for higher performance computing platforms has dramatically increased during the last decade due to the continuous feature enhancement process. For instance, in automotive systems new safety features like `night view assist’ and `automatic emergency breaking’ require the fusion of sensor data, video processing and real-time warnings when an obstacle is detected on the road; in the avionics domain new applications such as the helmet-mounted display systems require intensive video processing capabilities.


Visible to the public Challenges In Representing CPS Safety

This position paper describes the challenge of ensuring run-time safety in cyber-physical systems. The overarching problem is ensuring that computer-based systems will maintain safe operations even in the face of design-time and run-time faults. One way to address this problem is by creating an ability to perform run-time safety checks on CPS applications that can be used to record hazards, trigger emergency shutdowns (where doing so is safe), or perform other actions to minimize the consequences of an unsafe system behavior.


Visible to the public Verifiable Active Safety for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems with Humans in the Loop

A recent trend in the automotive industry is the rapid inclusion of electronics, computers and controls that focus entirely on improved functionality and overall system robustness. This makes the automotive sector one of the richest targets for emerging innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) [1]. While this trend has affected all of the vehicle areas, there is a particular interest in active safety that effectively complements passive safety. Passive safety is focused on the structural integrity of the vehicle.