In 2022, the project group focused on documenting the results achieved in the FDX project. The creation and publication of a white paper on FDX and the creation of a recommendation for the component wheel brake were important milestones. The project group also worked on recommendations for several chassis components, which are to be published at the beginning of 2023. To avoid reinventing the wheel, it is using existing standards for the FDX modeling of chassis components – such as openMDM – which are widely used in the automotive industry. This will offer new application options for these standards.
Activity focused not only on documentation but also on the exchange of information and ideas with other project groups in the association, such as openMDM, CSE, SmartSE and SysML. There was, and continues to be, a comprehensive exchange of information and ideas with the SmartSE project, with the aim of implementing FDX in a credible simulation process (CSP) and making it possible to utilize it for simulation-based systems engineering.
Creating a recommendation is a complex and time-consuming task. Despite the development of a technical infrastructure and comprehensive marketing activities, it was not (yet) possible to establish an FDX IF due to the fact that vendors have not yet recognized the potential of the standard. This leads to difficulties for user companies as it means that they are unable make broad use of the FDX standard because there are still too few and relatively unknown tools that support it.
During the course of the current year, the project group intends to complete the component model for vehicle chassis and integrate the FDX process into the CSP as a credible parameterization process (CPP). Another key objective is to attract more vendors so that the planned IF can be established.