Advancing fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational electronic components, systems, and architectures for highly and fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, more efficient, affordable, and end-user acceptable.


AutoDrive will provide fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational integrated electronic components, Electrical/Electronic (E/E) architectures as well as (deeply) embedded software systems for highly and fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, more efficient, affordable, and end-user acceptable. Advancing towards fail-operational systems will require increased reliability and availability of components, new redundancy schemes as well as architectures, and methodologies to appropriately manage and balance complexity, cost, robustness, and flexibility. A holistic perspective, from electronics to systems will be necessary to take this step in automated vehicles.

We make driving as safe as flying


  • Increased stability, reliability, robustness, and functional safety of automated driving systems through fail-aware, fail-safe, fail-operational semiconductor-based components and systems
  • Increased active safety (e.g. collision avoidance) due to predictive, cooperative and smart sensor/actuator control
  • Advanced, pre-emptive system architectures, technologies, and functional integration for higher productivity
  • Intrinsic V2X cybersecurity focused mainly in cooperative manoeuvres with highly and fully automated vehicles in different scenarios.
  • Competitive advantage through sophisticated electronic components and systems tailored for safe automated driving
  • Increased end-user acceptance due to standardized fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational automated vehicles

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The project AutoDrive has started with the celebration of a two day kick-off meeting which took place on June 7 th -8 th, 2017, in parallel with the GreenCities 2017 Forum in Málaga.


The kick-off was inaugurated by the project coordinator Mr. Reiner John (IFAG) and Mr. Jaime Briales Guerrero (Ayuntamiento Málaga). A special guest of the kick-off was Executive Director of the ECSEL JU Mr. Bert De Colvenaer. WP Leaders presented the planning of their work packages for the first year of the project.
Supply Chain Leaders gave thought-provoking overviews of the key issues related to technology areas. Main objectives of the meeting were to set the official start of the project, to establish connections between all partners, to provide clarifications about administrative aspects, and to define the specific work that each participant is going to fulfil during the project lifetime.



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AutoDrive has received funding within the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) in collaboration with the European Union's H2020 Framework Programme (H2020/2014-2020) and National Authorities, under grant agreement n° 737469.

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