||In the past decades, there has been an increased interest in the development of automated vehicles. Automated vehicles are vehicles that are able to drive without the need for constant interaction by a human driver. Instead they use multiple sensors to observe their environment and act accordingly to observed stimuli. In order to avoid accidents, the reaction to these stimuli needs to happen in a sufficiently short amount of time. To keep implementation overhead and cost low, it is highly beneficial to know the reaction time of a system as soon as possible. Thus, being able to assess their performance already at design time allows system architects to make informed decisions when comparing software components for the use in automated vehicles. In the presented thesis, I analysed the applicability of architecture-based performance prediction in the context of automated vehicles using the Palladio Approach. In particular, I focused on the prediction of design-time worst-case reaction time as the reaction ability of automated vehicles, which is a crucial metric when assessing their performance.