Organization: Apex.AI Inc.
Country: United States
Year Founded: 2017
Number of Employees: 38
Innovation Class: Technology & Services Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction
Apex.AI's Apex.OS is designed to ease and speed software development for autonomous vehicles.
Among the technical hurdles for developers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is the need for standardized and reliable so ware to build upon. The open-source Robot Operating System (ROS) off ers such a code base for robotics developers, and Palo Alto, Calif.-based Apex.AI has worked to extend it to the AV so ware stack with Apex.OS.
Apex.OS v1.0 is based on ROS 2 and uses more modern programming techniques than those used in electronic control units. This is necessary for the many simultaneous functions of AVs, including sensor fusion, machine learning, and controls.
Apex.AI is working with automakers and Open Robotics, the organization supporting open so ware and hardware, to incorporate the latest features that are relevant to self-driving cars.