Date Added: Sep 2012
The Vehicle Design Project based at the School of Engineering, Makerere University embarked on development of a two-seater Electric Vehicle (EV) code named KIIRA as a proof of concept. This paper presents the design considerations in developing the vehicle's control and communication systems. It highlights the hardware and software, architectural and structural concerns that were considered, in order to achieve high response times while maintaining the predictability and optimal performance of the system. The architectural perspectives for putting together eligible control nodes are also presented, with emphasis on the compositionability and composability requirements of the system.