To meet the increasing need for testing and validation in the automotive industry this project is developing technology and methods enabling distributed collaborative work in testing, validation and development of vehicles and vehicle components.
The main focus is on automotive software development and tools and technologies to make it possible to develop, test, calibrate, re-design and validate the software in a distributed environment, using a combination of wireless and wired networks. This includes technology for wireless software download, wireless measurement data acquisition, remote automotive diagnostics and calibration. Moreover, tools and techniques for distributed collaborative work using audio, video and data sharing techniques are studied in the context of automotive testing and validation.
Since automotive testing facilities are commonly located in remote rural areas, due to the need for extreme climate conditions and privacy, it is of great importance to improve the interaction between developers at the automotive development sites and test engineers who are at the proving grounds.
A specific focus is devoted to testing and validation of electric and hybrid cars, through a collaborative effort with the Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Centre.
Partners of the project are Volvo Car Corporation, Alkit Communications AB, Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Centre, Test Site Sweden and Arctic Falls AB.
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