Fast moving Swedish tech start-up RemotiveLabs launches a developer-friendly vehicle virtualization and cloud collaboration extension of their platform. The launch of RemotiveCloud is the next step in the company’s aim to enable software development and testing of complete vehicles starting in the cloud.
RemotiveLabs “for developers; by developers” tooling is designed to simplify how software is prototyped, built and tested in automotive. The platform core, the RemotiveBroker, facilitates hardware abstraction and provides a flexible vehicle development environment. “RemotiveCloud in essence is a virtualized extension of the RemotiveBroker environment” explains founder and CTO Aleksandar Filipov. “It enables teams to gain control
over their development environment and work collaboratively with third parties to significantly speed up development”.
RemotiveLabs Founder and CTO Aleksandar Filipov together with Co-Founder and CEO Per Sigurdson in front of company motto #getstuffdone.
RemotiveLabs has onboarded its first couple of OEMs and have central Proof of Concepts running at additional automotive brands. Further, the company has initiated collaborations and partnerships with several international tech companies which further demonstrates traction of the growing platform.
“Teams from different backgrounds can more efficiently contribute to car development with the RemotiveLabs platform. The new abstractions it creates can lessen dependence on limited-availability vehicle hardware, and enables access to data from issue reports that can be invaluable to engineers. This simplifies both prototyping and debugging stages for modern vehicles utilizing Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS)” says Scott Goodson, Director for AAOS Platform at Google.
The company’s long-term ambition is to provide a complete vehicle virtualization environment. “To be able to start early with software development, without all the hardware hassles, to validate architecture and do early integration testing supports the overall software transformation in automotive” comments Per Sigurdson, co-founder and CEO. ”Our tooling is designed to help our customers build a larger portion of their software in the cloud, and then let them move over to hardware step by step. Basically, thinking that the car is the physical twin, and not the other way around”. The ability to get more development done in a virtual prototyping environment means more speed, more collaboration and faster iteration, reducing the total development effort significantly.
Typical use case of RemotiveCloud play-back simplifies collaboration internally and externally and enables signal transformation in a completely virtualized environment. Available plug-ins and integrations on RemotiveLabs GitHub.
RemotiveLabs support the transformation of how software is built in automotive by making it easier for OEMs and partners to start from the cloud. As opposed to traditional tooling, RemotiveLabs main focus is on enabling developers get more stuff done in a virtual prototyping environment and in steps move over to a “physical twin”. This mindset and approach adds speed, reduces risk and facilitates more iteration.
The RemotiveLabs Platform is expanding from its flexible core which allows developers
to take ownership of their dev environment. The launch of RemotiveCloud is the next step towards vehicle virtualization & collaboration, however the long-term ambition is to build a complete & developer-friendly platform for vehicle virtualization.
RemotiveLabs was founded in Sweden in 2020. The lightweight platform for iterative and fast vehicle software development increases transparency and adds flexibility with a developer-first approach. Last year the company finalised their first external investment round with Volvo Cars Tech Fund and others as investors. Find out more at www.remotivelabs.com
CMO Carin Lagerstedt