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Linux and Real-Time Java Power German Traffic Lights

Aug 29, 2007, 09:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"A major European vendor of city-wide traffic management systems is porting its flagship traffic light controller to Linux and real-time Java. Signalbau Huber says its Actros controller will better meet safety-critical requirements after moving to Sysgo ELinOS/PikeOS 4.1 with Aonix's PERC real-time Java runtime.

"Currently, Signalbau Huber's Actros controller is based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.2. Versions based on the new software implementation are expected to begin testing by year's end, according to Joachim Lock, R&D engineer. 'The migration will enable us to move from several different CPUs to one CPU, [while] keeping security-critical functions and Linux separated,' he explained..."

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