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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 681-695 (May 2007)

Vehicle Information Systems Integration Framework

Han-Chun Yeh, Su-Ying Chang, Yuan-Sheng Chu, Chien-Wei Chen and Chi-Sheng Shih
Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei, 106 Taiwan

Embedded software systems are usually custom designed and are close systems in terms of software design and deployment. One example is the Vehicle Information System (VIS), in which several components gather vehicle information such as RPM and fuel tank level, and are tightly coupled with the embedded hardware. Several projects have been started by commercial software companies or passionate open source developers to meet the needs for entertainment, gathering vehicle information, and traffic information in vehicle. We design and implement a software integration framework for such systems and a vehicle safety box component for VIS. The framework allows the users and developers to integrate independently developed software components into one system and provides a unified graphical user interface. In addition, it eliminates the efforts for re-designing or re-compiling the system for software upgrades.

Keywords: component-based software engineering, user interface, framework, software reliability, UML, ITS, GPS

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Received September 6, 2005; accepted March 10, 2007.
Communicated by Jane W. S. Liu.