Hill, D., Op de Beeck, J., Baja, M., Djemili, I. et al., "Use of V-Cycle Methodology to Develop Mechatronic Fuel System Functions," SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1614, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-1614.
As electronics make their way into the fuel system, a shift in problem solving can be seen. Previously high risk items were tackled mainly through proving component durability and decreasing the statistical odds of the problem occurring. With an electronically controlled system however it is possible and necessary to define degraded modes, in the event that certain components fail, in order to provide at least a limited functionality for the customer. This paper will discuss some different use cases, and how embedded software can be used to improve functionality over a passive system.