FFI: Ethernet Communication for Real-time Automotive Applications (ECRA)

The ECRA project that started in February 2016 will consider recent advances in Ethernet technology and IEEE standardisation, with the aim to provide knowledge for development methods and tools to support advanced safety applications such as autonomous driving and camera monitoring applications. The project will focus on:

  • Reliable and robust communication for advanced safety functions in vehicles
  • Fault tolerance and redundancy issues in Ethernet networks
  • Time-critical and synchronisation problem in vehicle communication
  • Power over same cable as the data transmission, Power over Data Lines
  • Optical and electrical gigabit links
  • Efficient implementation of Ethernet software


Project partners: Volvo Car Group, Time Critical Networks AB, Viktoria Swedish ICT, Pelagicore AB and ArcCore AB

Contact person: Dr. Hoai Hoang Bengtsson