Validation using Virtual ECU 

Connected vehicles, Autonomous driving (AD), Electrification, and shared mobility are mutually reinforcing developments in the automotive industry. As we move towards driverless cars and software-defined vehicles, the technology running the vehicles is becoming increasingly complex and requires continuous design, development, testing, and monitoring.

Over a period of time, the number of ECUs and software complexity has increased. But before deploying complex software and ECUs on the vehicle, there is a need for rigorous testing to ensure safety.

Current testing solutions focus primarily on validating ECUs with Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation. However, there are scenarios where hardware is not yet available, or software components are at different stages of development. To address these challenges, virtual ECU-based simulation is being explored by various players in the automotive industry.

Our whitepaper proposes an end-to-end testing strategy that leverages a virtual environment for ECU- validation at various stages to reduce overall development, testing, and deployment time to market. This paper also provides information on how one such virtual ECU tool called QEMU - an open-source emulator and virtualizer – can be applied. The tool enables us to perform validation as close as possible to the actual hardware.

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