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Master Thesis - Past Projects - Abstract
WinCE i bilmiljö
The thesis presents the special requirements for an operating
system supporting a driver information system. A driver information
system provides the driver with functionality to control several
devices: CD player, radio, navigational units etc., using speech
control. It was found that the most important requirements are: -
Limited space and production budget require efficient memory
management. - Limited power supply requires sophisticated power
management. - Limited interaction possibilities require support for
advanced and adjusted interaction channels. - High safety and
reliability requires real-time performance. The thesis further
evaluates the fulfilment of these requirements by three different
operating systems, QNX Neutrino, EPOC and Windows CE 3.0, all
small enough for being a candidate in this context. Windows CE 3.0
is studied and tested in more detail. The results of the evaluation
and testing are: None of the three operating systems fulfil the
requirements to be a real-time operating system. According to the
vendors information QNX Neutrino and Windows CE 3.0 seem to
fulfil the real-time requirements equally well. However, tests of
Windows CE 3.0 disclose some significant shortcomings On the
other hand, Windows CE is the operating system which provides
most support for other in-car requirements, e.g. multiple useful
device drivers. QNX Neutrino and EPOC have better support in
their architecture for safe management and sharing of memory for
Keywords: Real-time operating systems, automotive application, Windows CE
Author(s): Elvira Svensson
Contact: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
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