AD software specialist establishes Car.OS unit

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TTTech Auto, an Austria-based specialist in the development of AD software platforms, says it is adjusting its company structure around three distinct areas, including a newly set up Car.OS unit.

“Along with our corporate growth, we are expanding our development scope and setting clear focus to further professionalize,” explained Georg Kopetz, CEO of TTTech Auto. “To bolster the industry transition to the software-based car, we are bringing in senior experts and managers that deeply understand both agile thinking and complex OEM processes. In the area of Car.OS we will substantially contribute to the main concern of the overall industry: the platform first approach.”

It notes that the role of the Car.OS is solely focused on the development of vehicle operating systems and the company intends to build up an ecosystem with different partners to enable seamless development for customers. It asserts that in the future, dedicated operating systems will be the cornerstone from which to unleash computing capacities for upcoming E/E architectures.

As part of the expansion, the company has appointed Matthias Rudolph as senior vice president of the Car.OS unit. Rudolph was formerly of Audi and most recently Samsung, where he was head of the company’s Strategy and Innovation Center and head of smart machines.

“With the newly established Car.OS division, we are positioning TTTech Auto as a first-class partner for leading OEMs who want to take a platform-first approach and in the future flexibly occupy new business models in the area of digital services,” said Rudolph. “For OEMs with smaller development capacities, we are intending to carry out individual Car.OS versions based on their needs and our expertise.”

Stefan Poledna, CTO of TTTech Auto, added, “The Car.OS division with the platform-first approach is a perfect extension of TTTech Auto’s flagship product MotionWise, a series-proven software platform for automated driving.”

MotionWise provides integration and real-time orchestration of applications, global scheduling logic and tools. Using the platform, the company claims OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers can reduce their development, testing and validation complexity and ensure that essential safety and mission-critical requirements can be met in both single and multi-SoC environments at reduced cost.

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