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Development Speed-Up for Electronic Control Systems
Published October 19, 1998 by Convergence Transportation Electronics Association in United States
The development of electronic control systems has become a critical issue in the automotive industry. Rapid control prototyping (RCP) and hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HIL) are important technologies for speeding up the development process. They have already established themselves as viable technologies, albeit not everywhere yet. One big gap in the development process, however, is the transfer from RCP to a target ECU with all its limitations, and upcoming tools are expected to bridge that gap. With major obstacles being removed by the tool-based development process, the focus is shifting to streamlining the process and making it seamless, from requirements analysis right through to the finished production ECU.