Connected vehicle system software is becoming complex. Moving from one level of autonomy to the next requires an increase in the complexity of the system software by a factor of 10x or more. How do we build the right system software architecture that will support not only the current needs now, but also those of the future? How do we insulate application code from changes, while still taking advantage of the emerging advances in computing, interconnects, and innovations in automotive system hardware design? How do we accommodate increasing complexity in the variety, volume, and timeliness of various data flows between software components? How do we ensure real-time system performance and availability at scale, while ensuring safety, security, and privacy?
In this session we will examine the evolution of automotive connectivity standards in moving up the levels of autonomy. We will use the connectivity stack model identified in the IIC’s Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) to classify current and emerging automotive connectivity standards at the appropriate interoperability level, and analyze the implications for software integration and component interoperability. We will review the connectivity standards targeting software integration and autonomy, and explore their profound impact on system software of connected vehicles.