Mirheidari, S., Fallahi, A., Zhang, D., and Kuppam, K., "AUTOSAR Model-Based Software Component Integration of Supplier Software," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 8(2):544-548, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2848.
AUTOSAR is finding its way into the automotive industry. European automotive manufacturing companies were the early adopters defining and promoting AUTOSAR standard. One of the main AUTOSAR goals is to improve containment of product and process complexity and risk. Increased scalability and flexibility to integrate and transfer functions is another important goal of AUTOSAR. Working with different suppliers and vendors and respect their confidentiality makes the process of application software development even more complex. Presented in this paper is a creative way of utilizing AUTOSAR to overcome the integration challenges in a multi-party object code based software integration. The run time environment (RTE) files for the application software are generated through a set of scripts to automate the process for consecutive releases. The low level device drivers are configured by one supplier and are being used by another supplier through a set of AUTOSAR client-server operation calls. The software has gone through several successful releases and is being tested in Dynamometer and Vehicle. AUTOSAR has helped establishing a common understanding of software architecture, software artifacts exchanging and integration methodology.