Upon Intrepid’s acceptance as an AUTOSAR partner, Colt Correa, Vice President of Business Development, said," Joining with AUTOSAR is an exciting step for Intrepid as we move our tools into the realm of automotive Ethernet. Our goal with this new partnership is to offer AUTOSAR reference designs in the form of evaluation boards and open source AUTOSAR stacks advancing both AUTOSAR and automotive Ethernet in the industry. Whether our customers are in the USA, Asia, Europe or beyond, this partnership will provide even more value to our customers and our partners in the Automotive Engineering Tools Alliance."
AUTOSAR’s purpose is the establishment of an open standard for automotive electronics architecture that will serve as a basic infrastructure for the management of functions within applications embedded in vehicles. The aim is to achieve modularity, scalability, transferability, and re-usability.
AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture)
AUTOSAR (http://www.autosar.org/) is a network of major automobile manufacturers, suppliers software houses, tool manufacturers and semiconductor companies with the goal of establishing a common software infrastructure standard for vehicle electronics. Standard functional interfaces are intended to guarantee that in-vehicle software is hardware independent. Basic software modules are standardized, such that interoperability, reuse and exchangeability are supported. Suppliers - including software houses - can offer their products to a broader market and in turn an integrator can use software of multiple suppliers. This implies a more competitive environment and thus cost reductions. In addition, through unbundling software from hardware a more efficient usage of hardware resources is possible.
Intrepid Control Systems, Inc.
Intrepid Control Systems (ICS, http://www.intrepidcs.com) celebrates its 20th year as a manufacturer of vehicle network tools. ICS provides vehicle network hardware and software to engineers involved in vehicle electronics, including the neoVI and ValueCAN series. Intrepid supports all the latest networks and protocols, including CAN, CAN FD, BroadR-Reach®, Automotive Ethernet, MOST, FlexRay, LIN, J1939, ISO 14229 and GMLAN. Intrepid is a founding member of the Automotive Engineering Tool Alliance (http://www.aeta-rice.com) and provides a comprehensive tool chain with RA Consulting (http://www.rac.de), CarMedialab (http://www.carmedialab.de), and emotive (http://www.emotive.de) for state-of-the-art automotive electronics development .