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Introduction to Automotive Software

Otherwise known as Car Software, automotive software according to Wikipedia is a software driving a microcontroller within automobiles. These Microcontrollers are usually specific to Automotive application usually contains integrated Bus Systems such as Local Interconnect Network (LIN-Bus). Automobile manufacturers use a software architecture consisting of different Electronic Control Units (ECU), a gatewat and Sensors. The gateway is responsible for deciding which information at a certain ECU or a sensor should be routed to which other ECU.

6 known different kinds of ECUs:

  1. Body ECU for Headlights, Brakelights, Windscreen Wipers, Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  2. Comfort ECU for seat and Steering Position Adjustment, Seat Heating
  3. Powertrain ECU for Fuel Injection, Battery Recharging
  4. Dashboard ECU for Speedometer, Odometer, Fuel Gauge
  5. Extended ECU
  6. Entertainment ECU for Audio/Video Systems
In today's rapid development in the automotive technology, car software is going to become a compulsory item which is replacing the former mechanical devices used. This blog will start its journey uncovering how these software works and how it gives benefit to the user.

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posted by Encik Ash @ 9:40 AM,

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