Complexity of electric/electronics (E/E) in automobiles increases tremendously due to more connectivity and real-time data processing. Hence, huge volatility of E/E artifacts is the consequence. In order to keep track of all changes made from early systems engineering to late after sales, a permeable traceability in data management systems has to be achieved. Therefore, this elaboration adapts the blockchain technology to achieve traceability of E/E development artifacts from early model-based systems engineering (MBSE) till after sales. By this, MBSE is linked to product data management and the automobile’s configuration is known at each instant of time. The Digital Twin, a digital, domain-specific representation of the physical vehicle in one front end tool, makes the complexity still feasible to handle and is empowered by the blockchain. Hence, traceability of E/E artifacts over an automobile’s lifecycle including MBSE is fostered in a manageable manner.
|Title of host publication||DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017|
|Editors||Anja Maier, Josef Oehmen|
|Publisher||The Design Society|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2017|
|Event||21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada|
Duration: 21 Aug 2017 → 25 Aug 2017
Conference number: 21
|Conference||21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017|
|Period||21/08/17 → 25/08/17|
Heber, D. T., & Groll, M. W. (2017). Towards a digital twin: How the blockchain can foster E/E-traceability in consideration of model-based systems engineering. In A. Maier, & J. Oehmen (Eds.), DS 87-3 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017 (pp. 321-330). The Design Society.