ZettaScale, a French communication middleware developer, announced it has spun out of edge hardware company Adlink to pursue the field of automobile safety and communication supported by a strategic investment and partnership from TTTech Auto.
“We have been seeing convergence across industries including the internet of things, robotics, AI and autonomous vehicles for some time, but developers need new tools to be able to integrate these technological advances into real-world systems,” says Angelo Corsaro, CEO of ZettaScale. “TTTech Auto brings an intense focus on safety and security and is the ideal partner to bring ZettaScale’s middleware products to the automotive market.”
TTTech Auto is an Austrian company that specializes in software and hardware for autonomous driving.
The investment and partnership will bring the first European implementation of ZettaScale’s data distribution service (DDS) and enable the company to expand its market coverage from robotics and mission-critical middleware to the automobile market, it says.
ZettaScale and TTTech Auto will also create the Motionwise Cyclone DDS, a combination of TTTech Auto’s Motionwise software and time-sensitive networking technologies with ZettaScale’s open-source Cyclone DDS. Motionwise Cyclone DDS is said to be available for automotive and non-automotive applications including ones that are part of ZettaScale’s existing robotics and mission-critical markets. ZettaScale adds that it will be certified under ISO 26262.
“MotionWise Cyclone DDS will help car manufacturers to reduce time-to-value while guaranteeing the overall system safety and providing excellent UX, flexibility, security and E2E vehicle properties,” says Friedhelm Pickhard, chief growth officer of TTTech Auto. “Together with ZettaScale, we will develop the next industry standard for safety and reliability in the rapidly evolving field of autonomous driving. Standards and open-source technology are the cornerstones of safety and performance.”
Speaking about the newly spun-off ZettaScale, Adlink CEO Jim Liu says, “We are excited to see Dr. Angelo Corsaro lead ZettaScale over this next phase of growth and look forward to technologies originally developed within Adlink becoming foundational in multiple domains as edge computing proliferates.”
Adlink has explored the autonomous driving field with its sponsorship and edge computing support of the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
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