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Modern vehicles have a variety of features such remote start systems, advance drive assist systems, smart suspension systems, and a feature rich infotainment system. With all this technology in the car, there exists a complex network of computers working together in conjunction to deliver the modern driving experience that many people have today. To be competitive in the market, auto manufacturers are tasked to add additional features to vehicles by adding additional or modifying electronic control units (ECUs). In this study, an ECU will be designed for a mock electric vehicle which contains an already established network of ECU’s. The ECU will have a Controller Area Network (CAN) module to communicate with the network, a wireless transceiver for data transfer, and a Real Time Operating System (RTOS) to handle scheduling of the various tasks. The study will take note of the design process of ECU to an existing platform by which manufacturers can rapidly prototype their vehicles.


Computer and Systems Architecture | Digital Circuits | Electrical and Electronics | Hardware Systems | Systems and Communications | VLSI and Circuits, Embedded and Hardware Systems

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Chris Conly


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