Cross-Layer Design of Automotive Systems

Zhilu Wang, Hengyi Liang, Chao Huang, Qi Zhu

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With growing system complexity and closer cyber-physical interaction, there are increasingly stronger dependencies between different function and architecture layers in automotive systems. This paper first introduces several cross-layer approaches we developed in the past for holistically addressing multiple system layers in the design of individual vehicles and of connected vehicle applications; and then presents a new methodology based on the weakly-hard paradigm for leveraging the scheduling flexibility in architecture layer to improve the system performance at function layer. The results of these works demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of cross-layer design for automotive systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Design and Test
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Automotive system
  • Connected vehicles
  • Cross-layer design
  • Cyber-physical system
  • Weakly-hard paradigm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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