[ PRESS RELEASE ] ADLINK Joins Autonomous Vehicles Alliance to Enable Autonomous Driving for All with Edge AI


  • ADLINK’s edge AI technology, Tier IV’s self-driving software and ITRI’s academic research are coming together to develop autonomous vehicle solutions and systems based on Autoware
  • Autoware is the all-in-one open source self-driving software used by more than 200 organizations including the United States Department of Transportation FHWA
  • The alliance plans on working with local government to develop Proof of Concept (PoC) field tests on public roads, starting in Taiwan

2020/06/19 San Jose

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing with a mission to affect positive change in society and industry by connecting people, places and things with AI, has partnered with Tier IV, an autonomous driving software developer and system integrator of Autoware 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.

About Tier IV, Inc.
Tier IV, a deep-tech startup based in Japan, is dedicated to providing shared technology to build safe intelligent vehicles that will enable as many individuals and organizations as possible to remove barriers of time and space, leading to a better society in which all people benefit from making autonomous vehicles a reality. Founded in December 2015, Tier IV has led the development of the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, also known as Autoware, and applied it for proof of concept of last-mile driverless mobility and logistics. Tier IV and its global partners continue to provide turn-key solutions to deploy Autoware-based products and commercialize autonomous vehicles all over the world. Learn more at https://tier4.jp/en/.

About Industrial Technology Research Institute
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.
Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 280 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.itri.org/eng.

About ADLINK Technology 

ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) leads edge computing, the catalyst for a world powered by artificial intelligence. ADLINK manufactures edge hardware and develops edge software for embedded, distributed and intelligent computing – from powering medical PCs in the intensive care unit to building the world’s first high-speed autonomous race car – more than 1600 customers around the world trust ADLINK for mission-critical success. ADLINK holds top-tier edge partnerships with Intel, NVIDIA, AWS and SAS, and also participates on the Intel Board of Advisors, ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee and Autoware Foundation Board. ADLINK contributes to open source, robotics, autonomous, IoT and 5G standards initiatives across 24+ consortiums, driving innovation in manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, defense, transportation and infotainment. For over 25 years, with 1800+ ADLINKers and 200+ partners, ADLINK enables the technologies of today and tomorrow, advancing technology and society around the world. Follow ADLINK Technology on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit adlinktech.com