2024 Stuttgart International Symposium 

Automotive and Engine Technology

2 - 3 July 2024

Session: SOFTWARE DEFINED VEHICLE | | 14:30 - 15:00

AUTOSAR 20th Anniversary: Achievements and Trends on the Example of BSW

Wolf-Hendrik Kaps, Robert Bosch GmbH

The automotive software scales new domains such as e.g., connectivity to cloud, interaction between micro controller and microprocessor-based systems or automated driving. Several standards and technologies define software architectures for these domains. AUTOSAR as a major standard has proven to handle complex software systems by applying a technical framework in day-to-day business in the last 20 years. This pool of experience clears the way for mastering the more complex software infrastructures of the future. Bosch, as a founding member of AUTOSAR, contributes to the standard particularly by long time experience in software and tool development as well as profound system integration know-how. We are convinced that the AUTOSAR standard enables a variety of collaboration models with vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers. Bosch proves this claim by having successfully brought many high-volume AUTOSAR-based products to the streets. This paper illustrates on the example Base Software (BSW) how a support of a variety of vehicle OSs from various manufacturers can be managed. The individual needs regarding the integration of AUTOSAR functionality create new challenges which are handled by innovation in SW-development and collaboration. Particularly a high degree of modularity in SW-architecture and tool-landscape enables modern SW solutions and efficient project execution.