Venkitachalam, H., von Wissel, D., and Richenhagen, J., "Metric-based Evaluation of Software Architecture for an Engine Management System," SAE Int. J. Engines 9(3):1377-1385, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0037.
Powertrain software development for series production faces multifaceted challenges related to high functional complexity, high quality standards, reduced time to market and high development costs. Software architecture tackles the above mentioned challenges by breaking down the complexity of application software into modular components. Hence, design errors introduced during that phase cause significant cost and time deviations. Early and repeated analysis of new and modified architecture artifacts is required to detect design errors and the impact of the subsequent changes in the software architecture.Engine management software has a high degree of functional complexity and large number of system variants depending upon market requirements. This paper deals with the methods to perform automated evaluation of Renault’s EMS 2012 Engine Management Software in a Continuous Integration Framework. The adopted approach enables frontloading of development effort, avoids quality risks at a later stage of development and reduces time and cost for series software development.