Date Added: Feb 2011
This paper will describe the concept of a real-time operating system, capable of multitasking, which can be used for motor vehicles. Embedded systems are characterized by stringent real-time requirements. Therefore the OSEK/VDX operating system offers the necessary functionality to support event driven control systems. This paper also specifies the OSEK/VDX operating system - Application Program Interface. The specified operating system services constitute a basis to enable the integration of software modules made by various manufacturers.