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The Certification framework project ArchitectECA2030 aims to provide a harmonized pan-European and American certification procedure, including periodical re-certification of automated vehicles, which may become the legal resilience for automated vehicles.

The overall key targets of the project are the robust mission-validated traceable design of electronic components and systems (ECS), the quantification of an accepted residual risk of ECS for CAVs to enable type approval, and an increased end-user acceptance due to more reliable and robust ECS. The proposed methods include but are not limited to accelerated testing, residual risk quantification, virtual testing and multi-physical and stochastic simulations, pilot testing. To guarantee safety along the ECS value chain, ArchitectECA2030 will implement a unique in-vehicle monitoring device which is able to measure the health status and degradations of the functional electronics empowering model-based prediction, fault diagnosis, predictive maintenance, and anomaly detection. Furthermore, a widely agreed homologation framework comprised of harmonised methods and tools able to handle dynamic adoptions to ultimately design safe, secure, and reliable CAVs with a well-defined, quantified, and acceptable residual risk across all ECS levels will be developed. The residual risk relies on the failure risks of each single semiconductor, electronic component, subsystem, and system.

The mission of the Certification framework initiative project is to provide a harmonised pan-European and American certification procedure including periodical re-certification of automated vehicles which may become the legal resilience for automated vehicles.

Therefore the Certification framework initiative focuses on two streams.

1. The 1st stream is to provide a framework for the verification and validation of automated vehicles with SAE Level 3, 4 and 5 capabilities.

2. The 2nd stream is to act as a platform to enable a structured and focused communication towards the various stakeholders inside and outside of the project.





‍Start date: 07/2020

Duration: 36 months

Budget (€): 18 Mio.

Number of countries: 9

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