Keynote - Evolution or Revolution?
Requirements for the architecture of automated vehicles


Dr. Michael Fausten, VP Vehicle Systems Development, Bosch GmbH


Highly automated driving has become a major trend in automotive industry. As a system supplier Bosch is investigating the system impacts, that automated driving has on the major subsystems and components, such as sensors, braking and steering systems, control units, in-vehicle communication, connectivity and many more.
Automated driving brings three major challenges
1) High performance: Algorithms for automated driving are challenging with respect to calculation power, memory and communication. They thus require high performance electronic components.
2) High reliability: Since highly automated vehicles take full responsibility for the vehicle's behavior, the complete system needs to be highly reliable and imposes high challenges on safety. Furthermore, the automated driving system and thus its electronic components need to perform safely even in backup and failure mode.
3) Connectivity and Security: Automated vehicles will be connected. Connected vehicles need to be protected against any security threats in order to guarantee safe operation and privacy of data. Electronic components need to be prepared for high level security
The presented paper derives impacts on the vehicle's electronics, starting from the high level system requirements of automated driving.


Michael Fausten became project manager for automated driving in 2011. Since 2013, he has also held the post of vice president vehicle systems development in the Chassis Systems Control division at Robert Bosch GmbH in Abstatt.
Michael Fausten was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1969. After passing his university entrance examination, he studied physics at the University of Bonn. Following his undergraduate studies, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering at the Technische Universitat Berlin. Fausten joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1997, starting at the company's Toluca location in Mexico. Since 2001, he has held a variety of positions in the development and pre-development of connected chassis systems, which has included work on vehicle dynamics management and combined active and passive safety. Pictures on top right, coprighted to Yuri Demchenko.