Victor Reyes, Synopsys Inc.
embedded.com (May 25, 2014)
In 2003, OEM manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers founded the AUTOSAR3 consortium to address the technical and business challenges they all faced with the increase in software development and test costs. The premise of that conversation is the principle that guides the AUTOSAR alliance today: Cooperate on standards, compete on implementation. The net goal of the consortium is to drive the change in software development, moving from proprietary solutions to standardized, productized and predictable software products.
AUTOSAR focuses on three main areas: software architecture, methodology and application interfaces. In this document we will only discuss on the software architecture part.
The goal of the AUTOSAR software architecture  is to provide a clear separation from the application (differentiation) and the infrastructure (commodity) domain.
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