In the current environment of COVID-19 containment, the automotive industry is facing significant economic uncertainties. Many of our partners and customers are working from home or waiting for better news after recent furloughs. At Apex.AI, we continue to serve them remotely and are also investing in open-source resources and training for bringing software skill levels in the industry up-to-date with modern practices of the IT industry. Our core belief in meaningfully improving mobility through technology is stronger than ever.
We believe that safe and affordable Autonomous Vehicles (AV) and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) need a modular and interoperable technology stack. That’s why we founded Apex.AI and why we developed Apex.OS — a software framework based on popular open-source ROS 2. Apex.OS allows our customers to achieve application portability and safety certification with an SDK that enables high developer productivity.
But we didn’t stop there. Listening to feedback from dozens of customers in the automotive world, we are working to ensure that applications developed with Apex.OS are seamlessly interoperable with applications developed using the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform.
To achieve this, Apex.AI has joined the AUTOSAR consortium, supporting the shared vision of interoperable applications and open interfaces. We already work with several of the AUTOSAR core partner companies, with whom we bring modern C++ standards and DevOps capabilities to AV and ADAS in a safety-certifiable manner.
We are certain that the AUTOSAR ecosystem will benefit from the rich history of advanced research and community of tools in ROS. Together, we hope to bend the adoption curve of safe autonomy upwards while flattening the curve of Coronavirus.
VP of Product