Daimler Truck makes strategic investment in Apex.AI

Apex.AI, a company that develops safety-certified software for mobility and autonomous applications, says Daimler Truck, one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, has made a strategic minority investment in the company.

Apex.AI has developed a leading suite of certified automotive safety software solutions, including the Apex.OS operating system.

The software suite serves as the foundational infrastructure on which smart machines operate in the automotive, agriculture, mining, IoT and industrial automation industries.

Jan Becker, co-founder and CEO of Apex.AI, said: “This strategic investment from Daimler Truck demonstrates its progressive nature by ensuring that our scalable applications continue to drive software-defined vehicle development for the entire industry.

“Our powerful solutions are deliberately designed with simplicity in mind. That is the approach that is changing the way companies in a wide range of industries develop their future vehicle technologies.”

The Apex.OS SDK enables automotive software developers to create secure, reliable real-time applications more efficiently. Like Apple’s iOS SDK, which allows practically anyone to create an iPhone app, Apex.OS makes programming for a vehicle or robot almost as easy as programming a phone.

The result is significantly shorter development cycles for new mobility features, all of which are built on software recognized for the highest security standards.

Apex.AI’s flagship Apex.OS operating system is an operating system that has earned the highest security certifications in the industry, including product certification from the German testing organization TÜV Nord and the highest level of automotive software security ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

Passing these rigorous testing programs means that the software system has been approved for series production.

With this investment, Daimler Truck joins a range of previously announced strategic investors, including Toyota Ventures, Volvo Group Venture Capital, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Airbus Ventures, Continental AG, ZF, AGCO and HELLA Ventures.

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