Welcome to
the Autoware Foundation.

The Autoware Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting open-source projects enabling self-driving mobility. The Autoware Foundation creates synergies between corporate development and academic research, enabling autonomous driving technology for everyone. Your contribution is essential.

 

AUTOWARE

STORY

  • Autoware.AI was started in 2015 by Shinpei Kato at Nagoya University.

  • Today, Autoware.AI is supported by the largest autonomous driving open source community with 2300+ stars on GitHub and 500+ accounts on Slack (10/2018).

  • Autoware.AI has found widespread and international adoption as it is used by more than 100 companies and runs on more than 30 vehicles in more than 20 different countries.

  • Courses using Autoware are offered in 5 countries.

  • Automotive OEMs are using Autoware for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) development. 

  • Autoware is qualified to run on driverless vehicles on public roads in Japan since 2017. 

  • Now we are taking Autoware to the next level.

AUTOWARE 

PROJECTS

AUTOWARE.AI

The original Autoware project built on ROS 1. Launched as a research and development platform for autonomous driving technology.

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AUTOWARE.IO

An interface project for Autoware to be extended with proprietary software and third-party libraries in a reliable manner. Examples include device drivers for sensors, by-wire controllers for vehicles, and hardware-dependent programs for SoC boards.

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AUTOWARE.AUTO

Autoware reimagined. Based on ROS 2. Autoware.Auto is managed by an open source community manager, applies best-in-class software engineering practices, and is based on a redesigned architecture.

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WHY JOINING AUTOWARE 

PROMOTE YOUR

SOLUTION

  • Actively contribute to the best open source software 
    for autonomous driving 

  • Start new Autoware projects with other member companies

  • Network with global leaders in Autonomous Driving

  • Steer of the future direction of Autoware and 
    Autonomous Driving technology

  • Facilitate the interoperability between Autoware projects 

 

AUTOWARE 

MEMBERS

PREMIUM

*

INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT

ACADEMIC & NON-PROFIT MEMBERS

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

AUTOWARE 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

ACADEMIC &

NON-PROFIT

Facilitate cross organizational collaboration with other research teams. 

Propose project activities to the Autoware TSC.

$2,000

INDUSTRY &
GOVERNMENT

Influence strategic direction and business, technical priorities for Autoware.

Propose project activities to the Autoware TSC.

Large corporations

(50< employees) 

$10,000

 

 

Startups

(< 50 employees)

$10,000 or 

0.25 FTE with concrete proposal for contribution upon BoD or Other in-kind contributions e.g., datasets, licenses, upon BoD approval

PREMIUM

Drive strategic direction and business, financial, technical priorities for Autoware.

One voting seat on the Technical Steering Committee.

Large corporations

(50< employees) 

$50,000 or 

$10,000 + 1.0 FTE

with concrete proposal for contribution upon BoD approval 

 

Startups

(< 50 employees)

0.5 FTE with concrete proposal for contribution upon BoD approval or Other in-kind contributions e.g., datasets, licenses, upon BoD approval 

AUTOWARE 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shinpei Kato

The University of Tokyo - Tier IV, Inc.

Jan Becker

Yang Zhang

Linaro 96Boards - Chinese Academy of Science AiRiA

AUTOWARE 

TECHNICAL STEERING COMITTEE

Shinpei Kato

Autoware Board representative

Josh Whitley

Autoware

Geoffrey Biggs

Autoware 

Joe Speed

ADLINK

Matt Spencer

ARM

Cheng Chen

AutoCore

David Van Geyn

Hexagon/AutonomouStuff

Stefano Longo

embotech

Jaime Martin Losa

eProsima

Masaki Gondo

 eSOL

Stephane Strahm

 Kalray

Seonman Kim

LG

Yang Zhang

Linaro 96Boards 

Jeffrey Kane Johnson

Mapless.AI

 

Ali Osman Örs

NXP

Brian Holt

Parkopedia

Adam Dąbrowski

Robotec

Laksh Parthasarathy

Tata​ Consultancy Services 

Ryohsuke Mitsudome

Tier IV, Inc.

James Kuffner

TRI-AD

Wei Weng

Velodyne

Yao Zhai

Ziiko Robotics

AUTOWARE 

ADVISOR

Brian Gerkey

Open Robotics

 

AUTOWARE 

JOIN US

 
LINKS
CONTACT

Join the Autoware community discussion forum on Slack:

https://autoware.herokuapp.com

 

Discourse - Autoware project-specific discussions:

https://discourse.ros.org/c/autoware/ 

 

To join the Autoware Foundation:

auto@autoware.org

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