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POLLUX - Process Oriented Electrical Control Units for Electrical Vehicles Developed on a Multi-system Real-time Embedded Platform

The objective of POLLUX was to develop a distributed real time embedded systems platform for next generation electric vehicles (EV), by using a component and programming-based design methodology. Reference designs and embedded systems architectures for high efficiency innovative mechatronics systems were addressed with regard to requirements on composability, networking, security, robustness, diagnosis, maintenance, integrated resource management, evolvability and self-organization.

Next generation EVs will begin the convergence between computer and automotive architectures: future automobiles will be mechatronic systems comprising a multitude of plug-and-play and self-configurable peripherals. Peripherals will be embedded systems containing hardware, algorithms, software. The architecture will be based on distributed energy while the propulsion systems will adopt radical new control concepts. Sensing, actuation, signal processing and computing devices will be embedded in the electronic equipment, electrical motors, batteries and the mechanical parts as well.

Within the POLLUX project  AIT started the development of the Data Time Flow Simulator (DTFSim), a design support tool for vehicle network architectures, based on modelling and simulation. Additional a concept for a vehicle network standard was proposed.



  • Project duration: January 2010 - April 2013
  • Budget: € 33 million
  • Funding: € 5,5 million by the EU
  • Coordination: CRF, SINTEF
  • Partners: 36