Klas joins the Autoware Foundation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development

Klas joins the Autoware Foundation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development

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Klas joins the Autoware Foundation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development


Klas will contribute its development expertise in rugged platforms to advance innovation in autonomous driving.


DUBLIN, April 6, 2022: Klas, a global leader in edge intelligence solutions, today announced it had joined the Autoware Foundation (https://www.autoware.org), an open alliance for autonomous driving technology. Klas joins the global ecosystem to collaborate with industry leaders to develop open hardware and software architectures to advance autonomous driving systems.


Initiated in 2018 by Apex.AI, Inc., Linaro 96Boards, and Tier IV, the Autoware Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting open-source projects enabling self-driving mobility. Klas will leverage its 30+ years of experience developing hardware and software solutions to advance the Autoware Foundation’s mission of a globally used Autonomous Driving Operating Software System (AD OSS).


“We welcome Klas joining the Autoware Foundation. We are pleased to know Autoware has been instrumental in helping Klas in building platforms for their customers. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with Klas in the Autoware Foundation, contributing to the evolution of autonomous driving technology for the wide ecosystem.” said co-founder and board of directors of the Autoware Foundation, Dr. Yang Zhang.


Klas has a track history in delivering open architecture platforms of compute, connectivity, and storage to communications black spots and austere environments where small size, weight, power, and ruggedization are necessary – answering key challenges associated with automotive environments. Furthermore, Klas offers a lightweight and secure OS, KlasOS Keel, that dramatically simplifies the operation of open-architecture platforms, giving the Autoware community a rolling start to live in-vehicle operations.


“We are delighted to join the Autoware Foundation and collaborate with automotive’s brightest minds to improve the Autoware codebase and make it easier for organizations to use.”, said Frank Murray, CTO of Klas. “Through open collaboration and leaning in on our expertise of delivering industry compliant solutions, we believe we can advance the Autoware Foundation’s vision of a global AD OSS that is safe and secure for real-world application.”


For more information on Klas and its automotive solutions, please visit: https://www.klasgroup.com/markets/automotive/, or check out the Autoware eBook for more details on our role in the Autoware Foundation.

About Klas

Klas is an engineering and design company with over 30 years of experience developing innovative communications solutions for the network edge. The company specializes in integrating enterprise networking capabilities from global IT leaders with purpose-built hardware and software platforms designed to meet market demands and the most stringent environmental requirements. Klas collaborates with strategic partners including Cisco, Dell, and Microsoft to support edge deployments in Government, Transportation, and Automotive industries. For more information, visit www.klasgroup.com.


Media Contact:

Emma Reilly, Klas, sales@klasgroup.com


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