DESERVE, DEvelopment platform for Safe and Efficient dRiVE
Kesto:10/2012 - 10/2015
Pirita Niemi, Arto Kyytinen
ccording to a recent forecast published by ABI Research1, a fast growth of the market of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) is foreseen in the next five years. In 2016 the overall annual market of Lane Departure Warning system is expected to reach 22 million units/year (corresponding to 14,3 billion dollars). This market growth will be possible only through the reduction of costs of components as well as the seamless integration of different functions in the same architecture. Since the market will include also low volume vehicles, there will be also a strong need to reduce development costs. Electric vehicles will be an additional catalyst for the ADAS market. The absence of engine noise requires the introduction of new means to protect vulnerable road users from these vehicles. On the other side electric vehicles can easily support (semi)automatic functions (such as parking manoeuvres and Stop&Go).
To manage the expected increase of function complexity together with the required reduction of costs (fixed and variables) DESERVE will design and build an ARTEMIS Tool Platform based on the standardisation of the interfaces, software reuse, development of common non-competitive SW modules, easy and safety compliant integration of standardised HW or SW from different suppliers. The expected reduction of the system design costs is more than the ARTEMIS target of 15%.
Hence, DESERVE will build an innovation ecosystem for European leadership in ADAS embedded systems, based on the automotive R&D actors, with possible applications in other domains like forest/agriculture.
Since the purpose of ADAS functions is also to support the driver an advanced Human Centred Design strategy will be integrated in the Tool Platform. Therefore the developed applications will provide a natural and friendly support to the driver, with proper levels of overall functional safety also during complex or emergency manoeuvres.