Embedded systems must function dependably even during outages#
Embedded systems cannot be allowed to simply shut down in safety-critical situations or when outages occur. Critical functions must continue to perform reliably. Dependable service-oriented architectures (SOA) for embedded systems enable the required flexibility. SOAs are capable of autonomous reconfiguration in real-time, even synchronized across multiple electronic control units. To do that, functions are decoupled from the runtime environment and shifted dynamically within their operating environment without sacrificing functional safety.
Future solutions must be able to execute increasingly complex and intelligent functions. To improve the economic viability of innovative technologies, there is furthermore a growing need to be able to revert to legacy components and systems such as ROS 2 (robot operating system, version 2) for use as autonomous operating systems. However, these solutions are not designed for safety-critical applications and as a result must be validated.