driveblocks at EclipseCon 2022 - How Open-Source Boosts Autonomous Vehicle Development

The EclipseCon 2022 was held in Ludwigsburg, close to Stuttgart (Germany), and gathered open-source enthusiasts from around the world to discuss projects in various domains - from cloud infrastructure up to autonomous driving. Multiple days packed with great talks and lively discussions about the projects organized under the umbrella of the Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit organization supporting developers around the globe to contribute to open-source projects with the highest quality standards.

Our CTO, Alexander Wischnewski, joined the speaker line-up to share insights on our view on the utilization of open-source software projects in autonomous driving. He showcased how some of these impact our own strategy in participating in an open ecosystem of companies specializing in various fields of the tremendously hard challenge of autonomous driving.

In addition, the talk gave insights on how open-sourced helped to lay the foundation for the research many of our core team members did during their time at the TUM Autonomous Motorsport team at the Indy Autonomous Challenge - a competition between university teams developing software for fully autonomous vehicles achieving speeds up to 270 kilometers per hour.

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