Brunswick Corporation has moved a step forward in its plans to commercialise autonomous solutions through a new partnership with software technology company Apex.AI.
The collaboration will integrate the company’s Apex.Grace software and Apex.Ida safety-certified products with Brunswick’s autonomous solutions as part of the organisation’s autonomy, connectivity, electrification, shared access (ACES) strategy.
The software from Apex.AI will support the integration of these systems in vessels equipped with autonomous technology.
“Providing industry-leading solutions is key to delivering a frictionless consumer experience,” explained Brandon Ferriman, Brunswick autonomy and ADAS (advanced driver-assistance system) programs director. “Brunswick Corporation chose Apex.OS — a safety-certified software solution — to support our autonomy features which provide our customers with a more convenient and enjoyable experience.”
Jan Becker, Apex.AI CEO, added: “We are thrilled to work with Brunswick Corporation to enhance the safety, functionality, and convenience of recreational boating.
“Our software solutions can easily be applied to the current and future sensor suites of Brunswick’s award-winning boats and the marine industry. It’s very gratifying to be helping Brunswick elevate and simplify boating for its customers with docking autonomy technology.”
Apex.AI’s software bundle Apex.OS includes Apex.Grace—the safety-certified software development kit for mobility, smart machines, and IoT; and Apex.Ida—safe and secure high-performance data transport.