A Model-Based Software Development Method for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems

Zhigang Gao1, Haixia Xia2 and Guojun Dai1

  1. College of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University,
    Hangzhou 310018, China
    gaozhigang@zju.edu.cn, daigj@hdu.edu.cn
  2. College of Informatics & Electronics, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University,
    Hangzhou 310018, China


The development of automotive cyber-physical systems (CPS) software needs to consider not only functional requirements, but also non-functional requirements and the interaction with physical environment. In this paper, a model-based software development method for automotive CPS (MoBDAC) is presented. The main contributions of this paper are threefold. First, MoBDAC covers the whole development workflow of automotive CPS software from modeling and simulation to code generation. Automatic tools are used to improve the development efficiency. Second, MoBDAC extracts non-functional requirements and deals with them in the implementation model level and source code level, which helps to correctly manage and meet non-functional requirements. Third, MoBDAC defines three kinds of relations between uncertain physical environment events and software internal actions in automotive CPS, and uses Model Modifier to integrate the interaction with physical environment. Moreover, we illustrate the development workflow of MoBDAC by an example of a power window development.

Key words

Automotive cyber-physical systems, non-functional requirements, physical environment, model-based methods, model transformation, code generation.

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Volume 8, Issue 4 (October 2011)
Cyber-Physical Networks and Software
Year of Publication: 2011
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Gao, Z., Xia, H., Dai, G.: A Model-Based Software Development Method for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1277-1301. (2011), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS110303059G