The cooperation between the three companies will include a continuing contribution to open-source ROS based projects including Autoware.Auto and Eclipse Cyclone DDS. It will bring together edge AI technology, data-driven middleware, autonomous driving software and heterogeneous computing for a wide range of autonomous driving applications.

“ADLINK, Tier IV and AutoCore believe autonomous driving should be accessible to all. Together, we are enabling intelligent mobility on multiple platforms with the cost and power efficiency to deploy self-driving technology at scale,” said Joe Speed, Field CTO of ADLINK Technology, member of Autoware Foundation and ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee.

The companies will continue to contribute to the Autoware Foundation’s Autoware.Auto during the collaboration. Autoware.Auto is an open-source software for autonomous vehicles based on ROS 2, and Eclipse Cyclone DDS, an open source project of the Eclipse Foundation and tier 1 ROS middleware. The three companies will target a wide range of solutions for next-generation self-driving applications.

“Data-centric middleware and intelligent edge platforms are essential to these mission-critical autonomous applications. With our combined expertise in modular, open-source and AI technologies we are well positioned to quickly support the autonomous driving community with safety-oriented hardware and software,” said Cheng Chen, co-founder and CTO of AutoCore. “By partnering with ADLINK and Tier IV we’ll accelerate the efforts of Autoware and Eclipse Cyclone DDS. Our goal is to pave the way to facilitate technology commercialization by leveraging functional safety-certified middleware as well as an optimized stack on heterogeneous computing platforms.”

“This collaboration with ADLINK and AutoCore will be a great opportunity to get involved in autonomous driving projects and expand the Autoware ecosystem. We believe our expertise and game-changing technologies will allow for the further development of autonomous vehicles powered by Autoware,” said Shinpei Kato, Founder and CTO of Tier IV, who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation.

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