Automotive Computing Conference
November 10-11, 2021

Automotive computing inspired by the cloud

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

HPC in the automotive sector

Classic vehicles are turning into mobile, software-defined IoT devices. The vehicles of the future require the highest computing performance, with more powerful control units and compliance with continuously stricter standards.
Challenges include security, functional safety, cloud connectivity, increased design complexity, and more. At ACC we rethink traditional approaches to fit the way we work in the automotive industry. Our renowned speakers will dive into the topic of automotive high-performance computing on many different aspects. 

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The hybrid conference is an intensive program for managers, project managers, and lead architects, focusing on best practices in the automotive industry. We encourage an open dialog among attendees and participants on opportunities, innovations, and challenges on the topic of automotive high-performance computing.

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Enjoy various opportunities to expand your professional network and make the most out of the day

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Use the opportunity to get in touch with your peers and other industry experts - live or virtually

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19:00 - 19:30

Introduction by sponsoring companies Arm, EB & Synopsys

19.30 - 20.00
Indy Autonomous Challenge – A different approach for Autonomous Driving

Indy Autonomous Challenge – A different approach for Autonomous Driving

Tobias Betz & Felix Fent | TU Munich

Details

The Indy Autonomous Challenge is a $1.5 million prize competition between universities in which modified race cars are programmed by competing teams. The world's first autonomous head-to-head race at speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour takes place at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The TUM Autonomous Motorsport Team presents their development workflow for the fully autonomous software stack. The real-world application is tested using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation as well as cloud computing. This ensures that the software is challenged and optimized using complex situations from the very beginning of the development cycle.

8:40 - 8:45

Welcome & introduction

8:45 - 9:20
KEYNOTE: Next Generation Central Scalable EE Architecture

KEYNOTE: Next Generation Central Scalable EE Architecture

Joachim Langenwalter | Stellantis

Details

9.20 am - 9.50 am
Continental Automotive Edge Platform – enabling efficient product development

Continental Automotive Edge Platform – enabling efficient product development

Sonja Hummel | Continental

Details

The automotive industry is currently transforming into a mobility ecosystem. The evolution of vehicle architectures towards centralized high-performance computers enables the Software-Defined Vehicle. The Continental Automotive Edge Framework (CAEdge) enables faster development of hardware agnostic distributed functions for Scalable Vehicle Computing Platforms. This provides interchangeable building blocks with pre-defined, easy-to-adapt interfaces across the stack, covering hardware, software, tooling, and the cloud. CAEdge offers a cohesive, integrated tool framework for user friendly and fast SW development and operations. Customers can immediately start using the Cloud, High Performance Computer Development Kit and End-to-end System Exploration Kit without series hardware.

9:50 - 10:20
Open EV Platform - Building Blocks for the software defined EV

Open EV Platform - Building Blocks for the software defined EV

William Wei | Foxconn MIH Alliance

Details

10:20 - 10:50
Software-defined vehicle: Open Eco-System for Automotive Software

Software-defined vehicle: Open Eco-System for Automotive Software

Heiko Hüttel | Microsoft

Details

Many OEMs and Tier 1s aspire to become software companies. In this session we will present our approach on this transition and how it could be accelerated. We will use the SDV open eco system to approach and highlight how we can bring modern patterns in software to the automotive space.

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 - 11:45
KEYNOTE: HCP Challenge on Dev/Int/Test: How to cope with increasing compute power in Development/Integration/Test

KEYNOTE: HCP Challenge on Dev/Int/Test: How to cope with increasing compute power in Development/Integration/Test

Ralph Schleifer | CARIAD

Details

The integration of E/E architectures into fewer but significantly more powerful HPC ECUs is a trend we see across the automotive industry. The advantages that come with this integration are manifold. However, this change affects the way we develop, integrate and test at the same time. We discuss the challenges that come with this changed architecture during development, integration, and test especially with respect to Virtual Prototyping and its deployment throughout the development process. An outlook is given on required advances in methodology, tools, and their supply chain.

11:45 - 12:15
Cloud Native To Automotive Edge

Cloud Native To Automotive Edge

Suraj Gajendra | Arm

Details

The power of computing is transforming the automotive industry and with it the expectations and role of mobility in our society. This amazing opportunity, that will precipitate real change in our world, requires new technologies, capabilities and relationships as well as innovation at the intersection between hardware and software. Specialized, power efficient computing, with new levels and types of safety capability will enable trust required for widespread acceptance and deployment. Software will lead this revolution, with cloud-native development methodologies and architectures helping to manage the exponentially increasing complexity. This session will outline Arm’s vision of the automotive future, the broader impact of Software Defined Car, and the innovation and technologies that will take us there.

12:15 - 12:45
Cloud vs. embedded: where does the function belong?

Cloud vs. embedded: where does the function belong?

Rudi Grave | Elektrobit

Details

This talk shall explain according to a small set of use cases how function might be located on processing element inside and outside the vehicle. Criteria for assignment shall be explained and basic mechanism for orchestration of services in an Automotive OS shall be shown. The use cases will include safety and real time as well as data-processing areas.

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch break

13:45 - 14:20
KEYNOTE: Centralized vehicle architectures in commercial vehicles

KEYNOTE: Centralized vehicle architectures in commercial vehicles

Lenz Thoma & Christian Winkler | MAN Truck & Bus

Details

- History of commercial vehicle architectures
- Use-cases and functions
- Reasons / advantages for centralized architectures
- Interfaces to cloud / rest of world
- Requirements on ECU platforms
- Challenges on the way to 2030

14:20 - 14:50
ADAS & AD Software Stacks in complex multi-function SoC integrations

ADAS & AD Software Stacks in complex multi-function SoC integrations

Martin Olsson | Arriver

Details

Multi-function SoC with integrated CNN and DSP capability is the only practical way for ADAS & AD software to benefit from the Cost- and Performance evolutions of Moore’s law. The integration of multiple safety-relevant Software Stacks, using combinations of scalar, vector and matrix processing gives new possibilities but also new challenges.
This integration interplays with the OEM needs to cover scale ranges from commodity-only to evolving L3 solutions. The changing ecosystem of SW Stack Providers, such as Arriver Software, deals with new workflows and engagement models supported by advanced SW execution platforms and middleware solutions and key topics related to these transitions will be presented and explored.

14:50 - 15:20
In Software We Trust:  ISO 21434 & the Future of Automotive Software

In Software We Trust: ISO 21434 & the Future of Automotive Software

Christopher Clark | Synopsys

Details

Software-defined vehicles bring dramatic automotive industry changes that offer new opportunities and challenges for software development practices. Even as vehicular systems become more complex and consolidated, the release of the “ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering” standard promises to make software-defined vehicles safer and more secure. We will examine the industry move toward software-defined vehicles and how this shift will affect automotive software development, testing, and deployment through the lens of ISO 21434. In addition, we will look at the evolution of cloud-native software development, over-the-air updates, and the integration of AI and ML functions within automotive systems.

15:20 - 15:50

Coffee break

15:50 - 16:25
KEYNOTE: Software defined future of the automotive industry

KEYNOTE: Software defined future of the automotive industry

Partha Goswami | General Motors

Details

The first 100 years of the automobile produced vehicles that were largely mechanically controlled appliances. Even though the vehicle systems are increasingly computerized, managed by individual ECU’s, their functions or performances cannot easily be updated after sales, nor can new features be added. The industry is now at an inflexion point, where the automobile is starting to mimic the traits of a mobile smartphone with an underlying compute platform whose features or functions can be refreshed at scale over-the-air through the entire vehicle life. This talk looks at industry landscape of this evolution, emergence of SDV or software defined vehicle and the associated challenges and potential.

16:25 - 16:55
Achieving automotive cloud-native development pipelines from cloud-to-vehicle edge

Achieving automotive cloud-native development pipelines from cloud-to-vehicle edge

Stefano Marzani | Amazon Web Services, Inc

Details

In 2006, Bezos estimated that developers spent 70% of their time on backend work. According to recent studies, that figure had grown to more than 80%. Embedded development practices have their “undifferentiated heavy lifting” tasks too. Achieving a substantial parity between cloud and vehicle-edge compute environments can reduce the time developers spend to bring-up their systems (on servers and on embedded devices), reduce deployment frictions, and boost testing coverage. We will present the benefits of adopting an automotive cloud-native approach based on such a parity, and discuss the related challenges

16:55 - 17:25
Apex.OS – The safety-certified mobility OS to power automotive high-performance computing

Apex.OS – The safety-certified mobility OS to power automotive high-performance computing

Jan Becker | Apex.AI Inc.

Details

Today, automotive software is often stitched together from independently developed components to build proprietary platforms. The industry is moving toward centralized high-performance computers, but the software architecture lags behind.

Now imagine a world in which software throughout the whole vehicle is truly integrated end-to-end. A primary vehicle operating system on the outside — but a software development kit like Android SDK on the inside — to abstract complexity away from developers and based on open APIs, robust and flexible enough to cover all compute domains throughout the vehicle. Apex.OS fulfills these requirements and is already certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D.

Meet our sponsor

SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions, relied upon by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere –- from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. The company is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and employs nearly 2000 people globally. SUSE is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Meet our coffee break sponsor

Green Hills Software is the world’s largest independent supplier of safety and security certified software products and services for the automotive and IoT marketplace. For over 39 years, Green Hills has helped customers solve the most difficult design challenges by delivering unmatched knowledge, cross-industry expertise, a proven portfolio of ISO 26262 ASIL certified products, and unequalled cybersecurity solutions and expertise to the automotive market. Hundreds of millions of vehicles contain software developed with Green Hills Software’s Platforms for Automotive, which span all automotive subsystems and offer scalable run-time environments with secure partitions, multicore virtualization, fast boot, and advanced tools that reduce product development costs and product time-to-market.

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Melia Frankfurt City

 

Senckenberganlage 13

60325, Frankfurt am Main

+49 696 681 980 

WE KEEP YOU SAFE AND ENGAGED Safety and health measures

In close alignment with the hotel and in-line with local regulations we have a hygiene plan in place for the event. We will make sure that all participants keep a social distance, hand sanitizers are available and other necessary precautions are taken to make this event enjoyable for all attendees.

Please be aware that the “3G rule” is in place: Geimpft (vaccinated), Getestet (tested) or Genesen (recovered). You will need to provide a certificate for either of the 3Gs. 

Further details will be communicated prior to the event to make sure we adhere to the latest rules and regulations.

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