Easy Driver - The Filo concept car,
developed by SKF and Bertone, shows how drive-by-wire
Latest application of the Time-Triggered Protocol is the TTCar model built by TTTech to demonstrate drive, steer, and brake-by-wire functions. Seven computer nodes calculate and control all car functions, exchanging data over the TTP network. Engineers developed the fault-tolerant system with TTP-Tools based on The MathWorks' MATLAB and Simulink without writing a single line of code. The toolset supports rapid prototyping and algorithm testing of vehicle dynamics models and control systems. Operators monitor and control the car via a laptop linked by wireless Ethernet. The demonstrator vehicle control each wheel separately.
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