[ PRESS RELEASE ] “Autonomous Driving for All” ADLINK and Tier IV Join Forces with AutoCore.ai

ADLINK and Tier IV have partnered with AutoCore to make autonomous cars and robotics safer and scalable with intelligent heterogeneous computing platforms and middleware


  • ADLINKTier IV and AutoCore are collaborating to deliver scalable, high performance, functional safety middleware on heterogeneous computing platforms for autonomous vehicles and mobile robotics
  • The cooperation will continue the standing commitment to contribute to open-source ROS based projects including Autoware.Auto and Eclipse Cyclone DDS
  • The partnership unites edge AI technology, data-driven middleware, autonomous driving software and heterogeneous computing to develop a broad range of next-gen autonomous driving applications

2020/07/16 San Jose

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, and Tier IV, a self-driving software developer, are joining forces with AutoCore, creator of intelligent vehicle platforms, to innovate self-driving middleware and applications to make autonomous cars and mobile robotics safer. The companies aim to deliver scalable and high performance middleware on heterogeneous computing platforms for autonomous mobility with a clear path for functional safety middleware.

“ADLINK, Tier IV and AutoCore are a great combination – we believe autonomous driving should be accessible to all. Together, we are enabling intelligent mobility on multiple platforms with the cost and power efficiency to deploy self-driving technology at scale,” said Joe Speed, Field CTO of ADLINK Technology, member of Autoware Foundation and ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee.
The companies are collaborating to contribute to Autoware Foundation’s Autoware.Auto, an open-source software for autonomous vehicles based on ROS 2, and Eclipse Cyclone DDS, an open source project of the Eclipse Foundation and tier 1 Robot Operating System (ROS) middleware. Together ADLINK, Tier IV and AutoCore aim to enable a broad range of next generation self-driving applications for passengers, cargo, unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous mobile robotics to improve vehicle performance and reliability.

“Data-centric middleware and intelligent edge platforms are essential to these mission critical autonomous applications. With our combined expertise in modular, open source and AI technologies we are well positioned to quickly support the autonomous driving community with safety oriented hardware and software,” said Cheng Chen, co-founder and CTO of AutoCore. “By partnering with ADLINK and Tier IV we’ll accelerate the efforts of Autoware and Eclipse Cyclone DDS. Our goal is to pave the way to facilitate technology commercialization by leveraging functional safety-certified middleware as well as an optimized stack on heterogeneous computing platforms.”

“This collaboration with ADLINK and AutoCore will be a great opportunity to get involved in autonomous driving projects and expand the Autoware ecosystem. We believe our expertise and game-changing technologies will allow for the further development of autonomous vehicles powered by Autoware,” said Shinpei Kato, Founder and CTO of Tier IV, who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation.

About AutoCore.ai
AutoCore.ai, founded in March 2018, specializes in functional safety middleware and SoC-independent Heterogenous Computing Platform for Autonomous Driving with low cost, low power, scalable and reliable system with built-in customization capability. AutoCore.ai as Platform provider, aims to revolutionize the way Autonomous driving system is envisaged, designed and developed today. For more information, please visit: http://www.autocore.ai

About Tier IV
Tier IV, a deep-tech based in Japan, is dedicated to providing shared technology to build safe intelligent Tier IV, a deep-tech startup based in Japan, is dedicated to sharing technology for safe intelligent vehicles that will benefit all of society by enabling as many individuals and organizations as possible to overcome the barriers of time and space to collectively bring autonomous vehicles into reality.

Founded in December 2015, Tier IV has led the development of Autoware, the world’s first open source software for autonomous driving, and applied Autoware in applications of last-mile driverless mobility and logistics. Tier IV and its global partners continue to evolve Autoware and provide turn-key solutions for commercialization of Autoware-based autonomous vehicles all over the world. Learn more at https://tier4.jp/en/.

About ADLINK Technology 

ADLINK Technology Inc. is a global leader in edge computing. Our mission is to affect positive change in society and industry by connecting people, places and things with AI. The company offerings include robust boards, real-time data acquisition solutions and application enablement for AIoT. ADLINK serves vertical markets including manufacturing, communications, healthcare, aerospace, defense, energy, infotainment and transportation. ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, a partner of NVIDIA, and a contributor to standards initiatives such as Eclipse, OCP, OMG and ROS2 TSC. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on TAIEX (Stock Code: 6166). Learn more at www.adlinktech.com