Advancing fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational electronic components, systems, and architectures for fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, affordable, and end-user acceptable


Automated driving is a disruptive technology which opens the door to future multi-billion markets providing business opportunities to value chains in automotive and semiconductor industry.The European industry has leading competitive strength in the development and manufacturing of highly reliable electro-mechanical systems. In order to preserve this capability Europe needs to setup European standards for high level control such as real-time computing or big data processing. In order to respond on the global challenge AutoDrive has gathered Europe’s leading semiconductor companies, suppliers, OEMs, and research institutes committed to create a pan-European eco-system, which has the critical mass to initiate standards and provides the components and subsystems for automated driving. Currently, even the most sophisticated vehicle automation technology on the road is not able to surpass human driving capabilities – especially considering context awareness in any situation. Moreover, there is no common agreement on quantifiable dependability measures which hardware and embedded software have to achieve to allow safe automated driving for SAE Levels 3-5. AutoDrive aims for the design of (i) fail-aware (self-diagnostics), (ii) fail-safe, (iii) fail-operational (HW and SW redundancy) electronic components and systems architecture that enable the introduction of automated driving in all car categories. AutoDrive results will significantly contribute to safer and more efficient mobility. It will raise end-user acceptance and comfort by supporting drivers in highly challenging situations (active safety) as well as in regular driving situations. Combining both will reduce the number of road fatalities especially in rural scenarios and under adverse weather conditions. AutoDrive will contribute to Europe’s Vision Zero and to improved efficiency. This will sustain Leadership and even grow the market position of all AutoDrive partners.

Project partners: 

AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh, Ayuntamiento De Malaga, AVL List GMBH, AVL Software And Functions GMBH, Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Comlight As, Daimler Ag, Elektronikas Un Datorzinatnu Instituts, Fev Europe Gmbh, Flanders Make, Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v., Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Georgii Kobold Gmbh & Co. Kg, Heliox Bv, Ideas & Motion Srl, Interuniversitair Micro-electronica Centrum, Industrial Technology Research Institute Incorporated, Infineon Technologies Austria Ag, Infineon Technologies Dresden Gmbh& Co Kg, Irizar S Coop, Jac Italy Design Center Srl, Virtual Vehicle Research Gmbh, Kromberg & Schubert Gmbh & Co Kg Kabel-automobiltechnik, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Lange Research Aircraft Gmbh, Marelli Europe Spa, Microeletronica Maser Sl, Murata Electronics Oy, Nxtech As, Okmetic Oy, On Semiconductor Belgium Bvba, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschuleamberg-weiden, Politecnico Di Milano, Politecnico Di Torino, Qrtech Aktiebolag, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Stiftelsen Sintef, Stmicroelectronics Srl, Technische Universitat Dortmund, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Technische Universitaet Graz, Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy, Tenneco Automotive Europe Bvba, Tttech Computertechnik Ag, Uab Metis Baltic, Universidad De Alcala, Universita Di Pisa, Vaerste As, Vdl Enabling Transport Solutions Bv, Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas, Vi-grade Srl, Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Brne, Xenomatix, Zf Friedrichshafen Ag, Infineon Technologies Romania And Co. Societate In Comandita Simpla, Sintef As, Tttech Auto Ag, Mercedes-benz Ag, Sintef Nord As. 

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