Past and present projects of the CoRE Group

To enable autonomous driving, driver assistance systems need a lot of information from different sources. Data from the immediate vicinity of the vehicle together with information provided via the Internet is processed in the operational control of the car. For example, route planning of e-vehicles must be adapted according to information about charging infrastructure. Currently, a subset of this information is already available offline in the vehicle. Another example of the necessary integration of a vehicle into the Internet are over the air software updates. In order to close vulnerabilities in the control software, these must be regularly supplied with updates. Time-accurate updates must be recorded online and linked to the appropriate hardware components. The integration of vehicles into the Internet requires its own security concepts.

RECBAR Prototype Car

The RECBAR project analyses the potential of the technology Ethernet as the central automotive communication infrastructure. RECBAR is an acronym for “Realtime Ethernet Backbone for Cars”. The project is an association between the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), IAV automotive engineering, the research and development institute for computer science tools and systems (OFFIS) Oldenburg and the cooperative computing and communication labratory (C-LAB) in Paderborn. It was started in the third quarter 2012 and is scheduled for the period of 3 years.

To prove new commu­nica­tion concepts from experi­ence is one goal of CoRE. Our prototype shows ambitious automotive applications, such as X-by-wire and broadband multimedia, over a flat homogenous in-car backbone network. By using small micro controller based embedded devices also in terms of computational power a realistic scenario is shown.

CoRE4INET is an extension to the INET-Framework for the event-based simulation of real-time Ethernet in the OMNEST/OMNeT++ simulation system. It was created by the CoRE (Communication over Realtime Ethernet) research group with support from the INET (Internet Techologies) research group at the HAW Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)

Simulation tools are of vital importance to explore the technical feasibility and facilitate the distributed process of vehicle infra­struc­ture design. CoRE is working on simulation models for the event-based simulation of real-time Ethernet protocols and state-of the art field busses. Our Real-time Ethernet simulation model is published as open-source module.