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Unsettled Domains Concerning Autonomous System Validation and Verification Processes

EllectroCrafts Aerospace-Fabio Alonso da Silva
  • Research Report
  • EPR2019012
To be published on 2019-12-20 by SAE International in United States
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportations' (DOT's) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) face similar challenges regarding the regulation of autonomous systems powered by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that replace the human factor in the decision-making process. The validation and verification (V&V) processes contribute to the implementation of the correct system requirements. The V&V process is one of the steps of a development lifecycle starting with the definition of regulatory, marketing, operational, performance, and safety requirements. They define what a product is, and they flow down into lower level requirements defining control architectures, hardware, and software. The industry is attempting to define regulatory requirements and a framework to gain safety clearance of such products. This report suggests a regulatory text and a safety and V&V approach from an aerospace engineering perspective assessing the replacement of the human driver from the decision-making role by a computational system. This article suggests an approach where aerospace guidelines can be used alongside ISO 26262 in order to define a viable and valuable framework for autonomous…
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Engine Fuel Economy Optimization for different Hybrid Architectures using 1-D Simulation technique

Tafe Motors and Tractors Limited-Ajay Nain, Devendra Nene
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2496
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In order to improve fuel economy of the 3.3 litre tractor model, various kinds of engine hybridization is studied. This paper presents a methodology to predict engine fuel consumption using 1-D software by coupling Ricardo Wave and Ricardo Ignite. Engine fuel consumption and emission maps are predicted using Ricardo WAVE. These maps are used as an input to IGNITE for predicting cumulative fuel consumption. There is good agreement within 10% deviation between simulated cumulative fuel consumption and experimental cumulative fuel consumption. Same calibrated model is used further for studying series hybridization, parallel P1 type and Parallel P2 type of hybridization. A design of experiment (DOE) model is run for different electric motor sizes, battery capacity and battery state of charge condition, to understand their effects on overall engine fuel consumption and cycle soot emission. Model predicts overall significant reduction in cumulative fuel consumption and soot emission. Lower soot emission will leads to smaller exhaust after-treatment size. There is trade-off between higher cost due to hybridization and lower cost due to lower after-treatment size. A cost…
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BlockChain - A disruptive technology in Automotive Industry

Automotive Software-Prabha Baragur Venkataram
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2436
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
When i decided to buy a second hand car from a dealer to learn driving, i was sceptical of the mileage usage for which a particular price was charged. Though the well know dealer told me a about the car, its previous usage, the fact that there were no accidents, and so on, there was no reliable way to verify what the dealer was offering. In order to solve such issues, we are looking at a disruptive technique which will cause a complete paradigm shift - by using blockchain technique. This paper talks about the basics of the blockchain technology and its relevance in automotive industry. We also look at some real life scenarios, where this technology helps to build reliability as one of the implicit requirements. We will start looking at how the block chain will help to reliably select the right components in the assembly line. Also we look at different aspects of software architecture like security and how blockchain can provide solutions in this area. Also we will look at the Service…
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A DIGITALIZED VALIDATION APPROACH FOR REAL TIME AND REMOTE MONITORING OF AN OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE PERFORMANCE

Research & Devlopment Institute-Jagannathan Vasu
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2531
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
A DIGITALIZED VALIDATION APPROACH FOR REAL TIME AND REMOTE MONITORING OF AN OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PERFORMANCE V.Jagannathan 1.a* , B.Jaiganesh 2.b & S.Sudarsanam 3.c Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra World City, Anjur PO, TN, India Corresponding author Email- V.JAGANNATHAN@mahindra.com Validation of agricultural tractors is necessary to ensure that these machines perform to their expected potential and are aptly matched with implements. Testing these machineries in real-time while performing activities in the field allows a bigger picture to be seen; the performance data incorporates the effects of many external factors (Soil, Climate etc.). Tractor Performance data apprehending is the vital part of validation. Data acquisition of key performance parameters during field validation in different application/different countries is of utmost importance. Most prevailing methodology in Tractor validation is by capturing the performance parameters such as Fuel consumption, Area coverage, Wheel slip, Engine rpm drop, implement depth of cut, Tractor speed etc. in manual and physical way. These methodologies of capturing performance parameters are tedious, time consuming, involves manpower, not so secured or safe. The readings…
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Model Based Design of Chassis-Frame with MATLAB

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.-Rishabh Singh parihar, Gaurav Sharma, Nitinkumar prabhakar patil, Yogendra Aniya
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2429
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In the current commercial vehicles market, ride-comfort and handling are crucial parameters for the customer and end user. There are various aspects which determine the vehicle behaviour. One of aspects is the structural rigidity of the vehicle, which has its own effect on vehicle dynamics. To meet the required stiffness of the main structural component of the vehicle i.e. chassis frame, FEA analysis has to be done in current methodology. The number of iterations have to be done to build an appropriate model with low weight, which can meet the design requirements. At first, conceptual design mock-up unit is to be developed then FEA (CAE) analysis to be done on it. If any design criteria are not met, then this cycle repeats again until it fulfils the required stiffness. Today, the direct stiffness procedure is the basic principle of almost every FEA software package. In this paper, computer code based on MATLAB software is provided and presented for the analysis of the chassis frame using the direct stiffness method. The code, models a structure of…
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Thermal Management of Li-Ion Battery Pack using GT-SUITE

Indian Institute of Technology Madras-Sushant Mutagekar
NoonRay Energy Pvt Ltd.-Kaushal Kumar Jha
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2500
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Objective It is very important to simulate the battery pack being built to understand its behavior when used in applications especially Electric vehicles (EV). All Li-Ion cells are not the same. They need to be characterized before building any battery pack. Hence modeling the battery pack to simulated its performance in the actual conditions becomes important. Methodology To understand the behavior of cells in the on-field environment, they are tested at various conditions like different rates of charging/discharging, various depth of discharge (DOD), ambient temperature, etc. HPPC test is also performed on cells to derive its RC model equivalent model. GT Suite simulation software is used to model the Li-Ion cell using the testing data. Depending on the pack configuration, the modeled cell is connected in the required series and parallel configuration, to study the battery pack with respect to aging, performance and cooling requirements. Results The performance and aging of the battery pack are studied using the cell model. Cooling is designed in such a way that there are no hotspots in the battery…
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Improved update over-the-air solution through standardization of ‘software/firmware package format and flash jobs’

Elektrobit India-Pavithra Kumaraswamy
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2435
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
This paper investigates and proposes the possibilities of standardizing the software/firmware package format and flash jobs in order to provide the possibility of productizing the update-over-the-air solution regarding on-board vehicle components and make use of it in all OEMs with minimum configuration changes and customization. The update-over-the-air solution in the automotive sector is provided by various suppliers and needs to be customized to meet various OEMs requirements. Possible Variants of OEM requirements are: • Variant 1 o Customer Portal + Backend + vehicle on-board components solution from supplier • Variant 2 o Customer Portal + Backend solution from OEM o Vehicle on-board components from supplier • Variant 3 o Backend from OEM o Customer Portal + vehicle on-board components from supplier ODX, VBF, and many other formats from OEMs include software/firmware packages. With variant 1, these different formats are converted into one supplier proprietary format and is saved in backend and understood by the vehicle on-board components for re-programming of target ECUs. With variant 2 and variant 3, these different OEM formats have to be…
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Security Mechanism and Verification of Vehicle Network Based on Message Authentication

Nanjing University of Science and Technology-Benxiong Wang, Dawei Pi, Boyuan Xie, Hongliang Wang, Xianhui Wang
Published 2019-11-04 by SAE International in United States
In view of the relatively bare network environment of the current car controller area network (CAN) and the high-performance requirements of most existing security mechanisms for electronic control units (ECUs), based on a new and faster network transmission protocol, a lightweight car bus authentication method using Message Authentication Code (MAC) is proposed. In this case, the vehicle network is modularized in dependence on the different functional requirements of each part of the bus, calculation tasks are processed by the gateway of the corresponding network segment, the confidentiality and correctness of the vehicle network can be guaranteed by synchronizing the message authentication tables in all nodes, and the transmission rate gets obvious improvement under CAN FD (flexible data-rate) protocol as well. In this paper, the security and real-time performance of the vehicle network are verified by hardware experiments, and the impact of the encryption method on the performance in the network is verified by software simulation. The CAN FD bus is formally designed in the MATLAB environment with finite state machine. The state machine model can…
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Research on CAN FD Controller Conformance Test System

Tongji University-Feng Luo, Zhuo Fu
Published 2019-11-04 by SAE International in United States
The Controller Area Network with Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) is invented to compensate for the limited bandwidth of Controller Area Network (CAN). The technology of CAN FD bus conformance test is a prerequisite for the interconnection and normal work of different manufacturers’ CAN FD module, and is of great significance for ensuring the reliability of the CAN FD network. Firstly, the communication protocol conformance test theory is briefly analyzed and the characteristics of the CAN FD protocol are introduced in this paper. Then the test scope and test objects of CAN FD conformance test are pointed out. This paper mainly focuses on the CAN FD controller conformance test, which is belong to chip test. The controller implements the most parts of data link layer in a CAN FD module. Furthermore, the test method and the test cases are elaborated. Based on the coordinated test method, a conformance test system is designed and the hardware and software are developed for the test system. The execution of the test process requires communication and coordination between the test…
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Design and Research of Intelligent Vehicle EPB Controller Based on ISO26262 Standard

Nanjing Tech University-Min Song
Senior-Tian Le Jia
Published 2019-11-04 by SAE International in United States
In recent years, the development of intelligent vehicle and new energy vehicles has advanced by leaps and bounds, which has further improved the safety requirements of controllers. And more and more component manufacturers are actively promoting the ISO 26262 standard “Road Vehicles-Functional Safety”. At the same time, the electronic parking brake (EPB) system is an indispensable electronic product of the intelligent vehicle, which brings convenience to drivers and improves vehicle safety. So it is necessary to develop an intelligent vehicle pneumatic EPB system based on the ISO 26262 standard to improve reliability and safety. In this paper, the concept phase of the ISO 26262 standard was analyzed and applied to the design of the EPB system. The risk assessment and risk analysis of the EPB system were carried out, and the corresponding safety objectives were formulated. In this paper, a dual MCU scheme was proposed to the EPB system, which contained the core MCU and the monitoring MCU. Then the hardware circuit is designed according to the proposed safety goal, including mutual reset circuit and…
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