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2024 Stuttgart International Symposium
on Automotive and Engine Technology

2. - 3. Juli 2024

Session: AUTONOMOUS DRIVING II | | 12:00 - 12:30

System of Systems based Approach for the Development of autonomous ride-pooling Vehicles

Thomas Ertener, P3 automotive GmbH

The development of autonomous vehicles has been accelerating in the last years. Especially, vehicles designed for ride-pooling and ride-hailing are tested in pilot projects and are getting more mature. These AD MaaS vehicles pose new technical and organizational challenges for the automotive industry: The technological complexity is growing, and new concepts must be developed. Furthermore, today’s AD MaaS vehicle projects are characterized by the involvement of different independent organizations. These must agree on a common working mode, overcoming organizational boundaries. To manage the resulting complexity of these projects, new approaches are necessary. This publication presents an approach based on the fundamentals of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The system of interest is complemented by a superior system level, which represents the mobility system. Besides the vehicle, further systems such as the self-driving system, a fleet operator and mobility provider are considered as subsystems of the “SoS AD MaaS”. This article is structured in five chapters: A short introduction is followed by the current state of the art of AD MaaS projects and the relevant basics of MBSE. The ideation of the method and the associated reference system model are described in the third chapter. The application of the approach on a concept for an autonomous ride pooling vehicle is presented 4 and followed by the discussion of the results and an outlook.