The University of New South Wales

Operating systems technology for converged ECUs


André Hergenhan and Gernot Heiser

OpenSynergy GmbH

Open Kernel Labs




We make a case for a convergence of infotainment with control/convenience functionality in automobiles. While AUTOSAR supports convergence of ECUs for control and convenience functions, it fails to support infotainment. We presented the COQOS software framework which supports this convergence, with the help of virtualization and microkernel technology.

BibTeX Entry

    month            = nov,
    keywords         = {operating systems, virtualization, microkernels, convergence, electronic control units, infotainment},
    paperurl         = {},
    booktitle        = {6th Embedded Security in Cars Conference (escar)},
    author           = {Hergenhan, Andr\'e and Heiser, Gernot},
    year             = {2008},
    pages            = {3 pages},
    title            = {Operating Systems Technology for Converged {ECUs}},
    address          = {Hamburg, Germany}