eSOL has joined the Urban Driving Working Group (UDWG) that was launched in the Internet ITS Consortium. eSOL aims at adapting the eSOL eMCOS many-core real-time operating system (RTOS), a commercial RTOS for embedded many-core processors, to the autonomous driving technology platform.
UDWG, established by Nagoya University and associates, promotes the field operations test to deploy autonomous driving technology and expand its potential market. Autonomous driving includes recognition of the surrounding environment and operation assistance. It requires real time processing of a significant number of calculations using a large amount of data obtained through cameras, various types of sensors, and V2X communications. It thus requires high-powered processors to execute those. Many-core technology meets such requirements by achieving high performance and optimal energy efficiency.
To maximize many-core processors, eMCOS features a totally different architecture from conventional RTOSes for single-core and multi-core processors. eSOL's unique, patent-pending scheduling algorithm ensures the real time capability required in embedded systems as well as the high throughput and scalability expected from many-core processors. eSOL eMCOS SDK will soon be available. It integrates the eSOL eMCOS IDE Plug-in tools, consisting of system analysis tools and utilities, and middleware components including network protocol stacks, file systems, and USB stacks.
eSOL actively works with both academic institutions and domestic and international industry groups, and presents papers at academic conferences. eSOL chairs the Software-Hardware Interface for the Multi-Many-Core (SHIM) working group in the Multicore Association (MCA).