Rapid Innovation Toolkit for the development of dependable cooperative applications
Cooperative applications have an enormous potential to improve future mobility systems. Though, special challenges regarding safety and security arise out of the connectivity and the distribution of the application among heterogeneous systems. These include expensive and time-consuming development and test phases. Especially, the debugging of an application, whose sub-functions are located on heterogeneous and partially mobile systems, requires a new kind of testing environment. The test and validation of the overall application is complex, as the wireless link implies varying timing behaviour and less data confidence. For this purpose, the proposed testbed integrates the DANA (""Description and Analysis of Networked Applications"") Framework to achieve a central overview of the overall application and the behaviour of all systems involved. This software tool kit is able to find deviations from the specified behaviour and also it can instantly locate and identify erroneous functions. In this paper, we present a solution for the complete development cycle of cooperative automotive systems together with an exemplary development flow for safety and security testing.