Research projects

OpenSynergy is involved in several research projects with key partners to further develop COQOS. Working together with automobile manufacturers, other suppliers, and research institutions, enables OpenSynergy to identify new challenges and develop the next generations of COQOS.

ARAMiS research project

Safety-critical applications in the automotive and avionics Domains as well as the future topic Industry 4.0, shows a clear and still increasing demand for digital processing power. This can be provided by multi-core technologies. The cooperation project ARAMiS, successfully completed in March 2015, demonstrated that multi-core processors can also be used in safety-critical applications.

Based on these findings, ARAMiS II aims at development processes, tools and platforms for the efficient use of multi-core architectures available in industry. The ARAMiS II consortium started its work on October 1, 2016, consists of 33 Partners, and is scheduled for three years. The project budget is 24 millions Euros in total. ARAMiS II is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research with ca. 15 millions Euro. It is coordinated by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Read more on

OpenSynergy is a partner in the second joint project ARAMiS II and will integrate its virtualization technology into the project. It allows the resources of the processor to be partitioned between applications with different criticality.

The results of the collaborative project will contribute to the efficient use of multicore processors in everyday industrial applications. The developed solutions will thus also benefit the global automotive industry. OpenSynergy’s hypervisor will strengthen its quality as a product with the best and latest standards by participating in the project.

EURO-MILS research project

Integrating infotainment systems for connecting the car to external networks and reducing the number of ECUs, requires companies to develop concepts that allow the integration of multiple software systems with different safety and security requirements. It was with this challenge in mind that 14 companies and research institutions from five European countries joined together to launch the EURO-MILS project on October 1, 2012. The project partners are working together to develop a solution for trustworthy information and communication technology (ICT) systems. The solution is based on the MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security) architecture approach. The MILS architecture is based on virtualization technology. The goal of the EURO-MILS project is to use the virtualization solution developed as a part of the project to push through a cross-European certification standard. The project works across multiple domains. The main target domains are the automotive and aerospace industries. OpenSynergy is the only automotive partner involved in the EURO-MILS project. As such, OpenSynergy has taken it upon itself to work toward developing a certification for automotive visualization technology.

EURO-MILS is co-financed by the European Commission from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°318353 (EURO-MILS project: