Arccore was founded in 2006. Currently 80 employees worldwide are working on the development and sales of solutions for embedded products and services, primarily for the automotive market. Since 2009, the Swedish company has focused on Autosar, the global software standard for automotive control units. Arccore is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in Linköping (Sweden), Munich (Germany), Bangalore (India), Palo Alto (USA) and Shanghai (China). The acquisition of Arccore took effect on July 11.
According to Vector Managing Director Thomas Beck, the acquisition has many advantages, not only for Swedish automotive customers: “Arccore is a strong addition to our embedded software portfolio. One focus is on the further development of Autosar Adaptive, the new standard platform for application computers in vehicles,” Beck said.
The industry is currently working at full speed on Autosar adaptive software for automotive ECUs. While the development of conventional ECUs was mainly driven by high real-time and safety requirements, the new version focuses on aspects such as update and upgradeability. This includes the dynamic reloading of software components, the use of standard libraries for image analysis, independent learning of functions and short production cycles. The main applications are automated driving, over-the-air updates and multimedia applications.