BUP24 - E/EeVee

Development of a modular E/E architecture with environment perception for future automated driving functions of the ICM test vehicle eVee

Within the ICM research fields Manufacturing Systems, Mobility Technologies and Software-System Architectures a multitude of different solution concepts for the mobility of the future are developed. Two test vehicles have been developed for the demonstration and early validation of research results in the overall system. Among other things, they demonstrate novel drive technologies, energy storage systems, additive manufacturing processes and components made of modern fiber materials in a vehicle concept of the future. eVee", one of the two demonstrator vehicles, is being expanded to include control units and sensors and individual driving functions are being automated in order to integrate novel solution approaches from the "Software Systems Architectures" research field.



The aim of this project is to upgrade the existing eVee vehicle fleet with a universal E/E architecture (electric-electronic architecture) in order to be able to integrate research results and future issues from the field of automated and autonomous driving.



  • The demonstrator vehicle will be upgraded with hardware and software to enable basic driving functions such as steering, braking and acceleration to be realized in the future using electronic signals.
  • A telematics unit will enable communication between the vehicle and its environment.
  • In addition, the vehicle is equipped with several control units (ECUs) and sensors for environment detection. The sensors can be positioned anywhere on the vehicle and can be variably exchanged using plug-and-play. By using open source software on the various ECUs, different hardware configurations can be easily achieved.



With the universal E/E architecture, important issues of automated and autonomous mobility such as drive-by-wire, Car2X and over-the-air updates can be addressed in the future and tested on the demonstrator vehicle.

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01.01.2023 until 31.08.2023

Project participants


Houssem Guissouma

Research Coordinator "Software-System-Architectures"

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