Project : ecoo
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
EAST EEA (2001-2004)
The ITEA (Information Technology for European Advancement) EEA EAST project follows the french AEE project and gathers the main European car manufactures and their suppliers (Volvo, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Daimler Chrysler, Opel, PSA, Renault, SAAB, VW, Magneti Marelli, Bosch, Siemens VDO Automotive, Valeo, ZF). The main objective of the project is to provide an open embedded electronic architecture supporting both hardware and software components interoperability. A second objective is to manage a distributed development of such an architecture. Our task in the project is to study how a cooperative environment can help to develop an architecture, the work being distributed between several distributed partners. We have study both design and development processes, and tools able to support these processes. As underlined, these processes are hardly cooperative, and we proposed an approach to take into account these processes.