ADLINK Technology has partnered with Tier IV and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a not-for-profit R&D organization, to help enable autonomous driving for all.
The alliance will focus on jointly developing intelligent transportation and traffic management systems based on Autoware open-source self-driving technology. The alliance plans on developing Proof of Concept (PoC) field tests on public roads with local government, starting in Taiwan, and will continue to expand Autoware research, knowledge and ecosystems.
“This is a huge milestone in ADLINK’s journey to develop cutting edge technologies for self-driving cars” said Eric Kao, General Manager of ADLINK’s Networking, Communication & Public Sector business unit. “By combining the leading domain expertise of Tier IV and ITRI with our extensive know-how in AIoT, edge computing and defense-grade reliability and ruggedness, this strategic partnership will allow us to jointly develop game-changing solutions for the autonomous vehicle market.”
Autoware is a complete open-source software stack for self-driving technology currently used by more than 200 organizations including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), automotive manufacturers and start-ups. The alliance among ADLINK, Tier IV and ITRI aims to create more synergy between corporate development and academic research for autonomous vehicles and self-driving accessibility.
“Operational design domain (ODD), open-source technology and ecosystem are key to building successful autonomous vehicles and related systems. We’re excited to have ADLINK and ITRI’s partnership in expanding Autoware” said Shinpei Kato, Founder and CTO of Tier IV and Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation.
“ITRI has been developing autonomous driving technology and collaborating with industrial partners for local field trial applications sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan. This alliance is a great opportunity to extend our business and technology partnership with Tier IV and ADLINK worldwide” said Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiueh, ITRI’s Vice President and General Director of Information and Communications Research Laboratories.
With a focus on open-source technology the new alliance will combine edge AI, self-driving software and industrial research to collaborate on Proof of Concepts (POCs) with local government. ADLINK, Tier IV and ITRI hope to expand Autoware adoption, research and development to make autonomous for all a reality.