Software Development for Multiple OEMs Using Tool Configured Middleware for CAN Communication 2001-01-0110
Years ago car manufacturers started using reusable software components for the development of ECU applications. As communication between ECUs is not a competitive advantage, there has been a lot of standardization efforts, especially in Europe. Whereas the standards for Operating Systems and Network Managements are widely accepted and used, all major OEMs created their own versions of Communication Modules, which presents a major roadblock for OEM independent ECU development. We show how the OEM specifics can be hidden by using a tool configured middleware.