Speaker: Dirk Kaule (BMW)

Title: Scaling E/E-Architectures with embedded Virtualization


Today we have the vision of an E/E architecture scalable across all vehicle model ranges, reaching from subcompact to full-size luxury vehicles. The upcoming BMW E/E-domain controller architecture is a step in this direction, but will require to encapsulate and shift entire vehicle E/E clusters from one ECU to another while still meeting all postulated nonfunctional requirements. AUTOSAR already includes features to migrate functions between ECUs at design phase, while still being very static and requiring a high reconfiguration effort. Virtualization technology could resolve the fixed coupling of hardware and software components and be a reasonable compromise between freedom from interference among integrated systems, scalable system architecture and efficient runtime environment.


Dirk Kaule is an computer scientist and research engineer working for BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, the research division of BMW. He studied at the Humbold University Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences Munich and graduated with honors in 2007. He is since working on different aspects of automotive E/E architectures, reaching from system architecture to middleware and system applications.