The GM Collaborative Research Lab @ Carnegie Mellon
University’s four research thrusts are Dependable
Embedded Systems, Design Methodologies, Human
Computer Interaction, and Wired and Wireless Multimedia.
Goal: To improve automotive safety and reliability by
adapting vehicle electronic configurations and functionality in
situations in which the vehicle, the driver, or both are not operating
at peak effectiveness.
Methods: Create and demonstrate new architectures, methodologies,
and tools that result in fundamental advances within GM core technology
related to the distributed embedded system lifecycle.
Goal: To enable vehicle-level design, simulation, and
validation of the computer system for the automobile of the future.
- Design and analyze complex systems that
include both hardware and software models.
- Detect logical errors in embedded computing
- Investigate and develop a semantic model
to which all vehicle-level computation will be consistently specified
Goal: To improve security and driver-vehicle interfaces
by building a car that is capable of analyzing the driver's intention
and watching the physical and mental status of the driver for any
impairments or information overload.
Methods: Focus efforts around the Driver Information Cycle:
- Acquire information from the driver and
- Process and manage the information.
- Present the information to the driver.
and Wireless Multimedia
Goal: To enable the exchange of information between vehicles
on the road, between vehicles and fixed network access points, and
between vehicles and portable appliances within the vehicles, using
wireless communications systems.
- Conduct research into reliable, cost-effective
communications systems that support the vision of the automobile
as a multimedia information platform.
- Meet communication needs ranging from the exchange
of short messages containing traffic and road hazard information
to the delivery of multimedia entertainment.