ADLINK joins Autonomous Vehicles Alliance

23rd June 2020
Joe Bush

ADLINK Technology has partnered with Tier IV and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) 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 Jim Liu, CEO ADLINK Technology. 

“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 an all-in-one open source software for self-driving technology currently used by more than 200 organisations including the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), automotive manufacturers and startups. The alliance among ADLINK, Tier IVandITRIaims 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. 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 for field tests on public roads. Starting in Taiwan, ADLINK, Tier IV and ITRI hope to expand Autoware adoption, research and development to make autonomous for all a reality.

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