Establishing common standards in ECU development: this is the goal of the AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture) interested parties. This describes the alliance of car manufacturers, automotive suppliers and other companies in the automotive industry.
But why do we need such a standardized architecture for the development of electronic control units? Most important is the scalability and compatibility for different vehicles, as well as the interaction of different software components. This also includes the most diverse security requirements that must be met between the most diverse service partners.
The AUTOSAR Development Partnership was founded in July 2003 by BMW, Bosch, Continental, DaimlerChrysler, Siemens VDO and Volkswagen. In the course of time more and more development partners could be won, including b-plus GmbH with its subsidiary b-plus automotive GmbH. The b-plus automotive GmbH has its focus on automotive software and brings over 15 years of experience in the field of ECU development. For more than 10 years b-plus has been working very successfully with AUTOSAR technologies in many projects. This is the absolute standard for our software developers and is used at b-plus especially for basic software development.
In addition, b-plus is now a development partner of AUTOSAR. The active cooperation in the field of AUTOSAR Adaptive in the feature team Diagnostics, enables us to directly define the standard of tomorrow. The know-how gained through the cooperation with AUTOSAR is incorporated into current and future customer projects. Joining AUTOSAR as a development partner enables us, and thus our customers, to implement new technologies and standards at an early stage. This makes b-plus automotive a reliable partner in the area of new technologies and forward-thinking ECU development more than ever.