Dr. Erik Wilhelm, Kyburz Switzerland
Autonomous vehicles will play a key role in delivery operations in the future, particularly in hybrid indoor/outdoor and street/walkway operation. Kyburz Switzerland AG—a well-established manufacturer of electric delivery vehicles—has joined this competitive market space with its own brand of robotic delivery vehicles based on its proven eTrolley chassis. An important differentiator from its competitors is Kyburz’s emphasis on applying functional safety norms to its electromechanical systems development.
This presentation illustrates how a workflow for Model-Based Design built around MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Stateflow® can greatly expedite the development process. A variety of examples to highlight the benefits of this approach will be provided, with an emphasis on control challenges related to developing safe self-driving systems. Safety-conformant code is automatically generated from models eliminating the error-prone manual translation into handwritten code, significantly improving the productivity and software quality.