Distributed Automotive Embedded Systems

Automotive embedded systems are distributed throughout modern vehicles using multiple vehicle networks partitioned across a variety of different electronic modules. As more complex control systems are used in automobiles, more distributed automotive embedded systems will be needed.


The 782-pages book contains 88 papers covering the past seven years (2001-2007) of research on the varying aspects of distributed automotive embedded systems. Topics covered include:

  • Controller design and development
  • Software design and development
  • Communication networks and systems
  • Model-based hardware and software network developments
  • System testing and diagnostics
  • Implementation examples

The book also includes editor’s introduction ("Distributed Embedded Systems: The Key to Future Automotive Electronics") and a concluding section on the trends impacting future distributed embedded systems in automotive applications.