Development tool streamlines shift towards automated driving

December 12, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The latest version (release 3) of the EB Assist ADTF development tool for automotive electronics designers places the emphasis on algorithms for highly automated driving (HAD) systems. According to vendor Elektrobit, the new features and functions provide the foundation to quickly develop, test and bring to market highly automated vehicles.

Supported by a customer consortium of premium German carmakers and suppliers, EB Assist ADTF (Automotive Data and Time-Triggered Framework) is said to be a globally established tool for the development, testing, validation and visualization of advanced driver assistance software and HAD systems. The new version 3 optimizes these processes with improved data handling and usability. A new multi-process concept boosts stability in the testing phase by compensating for increased software complexity. Overall increased performance encourages rapid fleet evolution by enhancing how carmakers can use the tool to keep up with fast-paced HAD development.


As the industry shifts to more advanced levels of automated driving and software is increasingly becoming a differentiating factor in the competition, the development process becomes more complex. With EB Assist ADTF, carmakers can consistently provide their customers with the advanced driver assistance features they demand now, while continuing to evolve the innovative HAD systems they will demand tomorrow.

The ADTF framework has been in use by many carmakers and suppliers for more than eight years. Many features developed with EB Assist ADTF are already on the road – i.e. adaptive cruise control and lane assist. But as automated vehicles come to market, more advanced features are required. With EB Assist ADTF, carmakers can save time developing current HAD systems like automated valet parking, lane keeping assistance and pedestrian detection and future-oriented applications.

Around ADTF, an entire ecosystem has emerged over the years by providing toolboxes for AUTOSAR, MATLAB/Simulink and more. The new release will be available as of January 2017.

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