We are looking for highly motivated students with a background in computer science or similar. Our Master's thesis projects require good knowledge in embedded systems design and/or Eclipse-based development. Additional knowledge in model-based design is beneficial. We prefer Master's thesis projects handled by two students.
Include CV and your area of interest. Students are welcome with their own ideas but here are suggestions from our team:
AUTOSAR MODEL ABSTRACTION
Could an abstraction to AUTOSAR be found by analyzing how general car ECUs are modeled and what parts of AUTOSAR are actually used? The goal being to describe the system on a higher level from which the detailed AUTOSAR format can then be automatically generated or compiled. The goal is to evaluate and/or develop a high-level configuration language for configuring ADAPTIVE systems and applications.
REST API FOR ADAPTIVE AUTOSAR MODEL CONFIGURATION
Today the AUTOSAR paradigm is to use highly specialized tools for configuring both application and platforms. With this master thesis we would like to evaluate and develop an open standardized API to access the model and by that open for small clients with specialized tasks (micro services).
SIGNAL AND SERVICE BASED SYSTEM INTERACTIONS (ADAPTIVE)
In the automotive systems world of yesterday, almost all communication was made with “signals”, that is fixed communication links with known content between known parties. With Adaptive AUTOSAR and the industry in general moving more into a “service” based world, where one “provider” of content can be “subscribed” to by any other component in the car.
For at least the foreseeable future these two design methodologies will have to coexist, both for financial reasons (it’s expensive to remake everything) and for safety reasons (safety critical functionality must be deterministic). Therefore, there is a need to investigate different methodologies to interact between those two designs. Should any signal be directly mapped to a service? Should there be a central lookup of signals for the service world? What are the pros and cons of each approach? What is most efficient? Most safe? Fastest?
SYSLOG EXTRACTION VIA REMOTE ACCESS + BIG DATA ANALYSIS
In the new automotive systems, a lot of data is generated but the data is not easily accessed by remote developers. Imagine a vehicle that has a problem in the field and support technicians want to read out system logfiles for debugging. How to download GB of data? The other part of this thesis is to investigate if AI could be used to analyze the data a and find anomalities or trends in fleets of vehicles.
EVALUATE THE POSSIBILITY TO CREATE AN APPSTORE FOR AUTOSAR ADAPTIVE
In the new upcoming standard Adaptive AUTOSAR it will be possible to download new application software to the car without reprogramming the complete unit and without going to the workshop. This creates new possibilities for development of new car functions but also deploying fixes for existing problems. On the other side this possibility also creates vulnerabilities for the car i.e. there is a risk for viruses, security leaks and other types of malfunctions.
In this master’s thesis we would like to evaluate the needs and requirements that should be put on the infrastructure that distributes the software to the car. I.e. what protocols to use, security and authentication mechanisms, recovery strategies. The master’s thesis should result in a theoretical study of available mechanisms used in other IT systems and a prototype implementation of such a system for the automotive industry.
Got your own ideas? Come and talk to us and let's make it happen!