CAR-SoC defines a new SoC approach that emphasizes Connectivity, Autonomic computing principles, and Real-time requirements on a chip. The requirements shall be fulfilled by a multithreaded processor core in combination with a reconfigurable architecture. The multithreaded processor core is based on Infineon's TriCore architecture extended by an integrated powerful real-time scheduling. Helper threads running with low priority in own thread slots concurrent to the application implement autonomic managers that monitor relevant on-chip characteristics like processor workload and memory usage. The autonomic managers decide in combination with a middleware if self-optimization, self-configuration, self-protection, or self-healing techniques must be triggered.