Virtual workshop  /  November 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Flexible and resilient end-to-end architectures (E2E)

With the help of connected systems, companies can implement more intelligent and flexible control functions, such as in vehicle systems or industrial environments. By shifting individual functions to the cloud or edge, they can access greater computing power. As a result, data can be processed faster and resource-intensive functions can be implemented more easily.

But what about moving safety-critical functions to the cloud? It is precisely here that companies need to guarantee reliable operation of their systems at all times. For this reason, Fraunhofer IKS has developed a process that analyzes and validates end-to-end architectures (E2E). This enables companies to develop and manage connected autonomous systems that are flexible, intelligent and resilient at the same time. The approach of Fraunhofer IKS allows safety aspects to be evaluated and guaranteed not only during the design phase and for worst-case scenarios, but also at runtime in line with the current situation.

In the workshop „Safety concept for cloud-based systems“ our scientists will present part of the process in more detail. Using an automated valet parking system (AVP) as an example, our researchers will explain the following aspects:

  • challenges of cloud-based systems
  • development of flexible and resilient cloud-based systems
    • deriving system requirements, especially safety aspects
    • identifying weaknesses
    • solving weaknesses through countermeasures