ADTF - Automotive Data & Time Triggered Framework

ADTF or open source software in ADAS function development? Digitalwerk provides the answer and integrates open source software in ADTF

The software development company digitalwerk integrates Open Source Software into ADTF (Automotive Data & Time Triggered Framework) and simultaneously provides the OEM and Tier1 with DW OSR (Open Source Rating), an application service for legal certainty in the use of Open Source Software.

The best example is the integration of the Functional Engineering Platform (FEP) in ADTF. FEP is a freely available and open source licensed middleware. By integrating FEP, the digitalwerk development team around Florian Roth (Head of Product Development ADTF) and Enrico Engel (CEO) frees the ADAS developer from many challenges and stumbling blocks when setting up and administering a distributed system, without having to renounce proven, high-performance real-time data management of ADTF in validation, testing or rapid prototyping of ADAS functions.

With the ADTF Configuration Editor, digitalwerk enables the simple configuration of a distributed system. This makes it possible to experience complex simulation, test and validation architectures in a simple form – regardless of whether locally on the PC or in highly scalable cloud environments.

The software specialist thus once again demonstrates its expertise in scaling and further developing the ADTF, which has been tried and tested for years. The ADTF for ADAS function development was initiated and standardised in cooperation with leading OEMs (including Audi, BMW, Cariad, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen) and Tier1s (Bosch, Continental) and is constantly being further developed by digitalwerk.

TCO is the keyword in software development

The OEM wants future security in the strategic investment in his software architecture – at the same time, the ADAS function developer needs confidence in a referenced, proven solution that allows him to target components in the system to test his algorithm exactly where it is relevant. The measurement engineer or partner requires seamless integration into the process landscape.

Finally, all components must communicate, exchange and process data with high performance.

“digitalwerk provides this basis with ADTF, brings together all standards, applications and open source in a proven form and thus lets all those, involved in the development process, concentrate on the real challenges: creating the functionalities and safety for the autonomous driving experience of tomorrow! digitalwerk’s SaaS models, which include maintenance and upgrades, ensure transparency and security for the OEM and Tier1 without follow-up costs!” (Enrico Engel, MD Digitalwerk GmbH)

With the DW OSR (Digitalwerk Open Source Rating) application, digitalwerk offers legal certainty in the use of open source components in software development. Rene Gückel, head of DW OSR, says: “The use of open source software can accelerate development processes. However, when it comes to the question of legal certainty, it presents many developers and companies with major challenges that are associated with high costs. The result: everyone develops their own tool – synergy effects are lost. Problems with connecting and networking to other tools are obligatory. In addition, there is often a lack of basic legal knowledge on the complex subject!”

DW OSR scans and checks the open source software used for possible licence claims and potential legal infringements (e.g. copyright) – before the launch and continuously during the ongoing development process, to avoid unexpected follow-up costs or, in the worst case, even having to clarify subsequent licence issues and legal claims in court. This can lead to a halt in sales. DW OSR offers a holistic solution for the legally protected use of open source components in software development.

About ADTF (Automotive Date & Time Triggered Framework)

ADTF is the comprehensive software framework for the development of autonomous systems. A simple and fast approach is available for every problem, so that own solutions can be developed effectively and efficiently.

From framework to tool – our path to the development platform of tomorrow

ADTF is the basis for meeting the flexible needs of ADAS function developers. Customer requirements can be implemented in a customised way, quickly adaptable software packages can be made available in a convenient way and can be experienced. For detailed information on ADTF see:


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