The standardized software framework for intelligent mobility

AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture)
is a worldwide development partnership of vehicle manufacturers,
suppliers, service providers and companies from the automotive
electronics, semiconductor and software industry.

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Standards

The primary goal of the AUTOSAR development partnership is the standardization of basic system functions and functional interfaces. Find out more about our standards.

Partnership

We are a worldwide development partnership of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor and software industry. Our target is to jointly develop and establish an open industry standard for automotive E/E software architecture.

Become a partner and learn more about your rights, benefits and our conditions.

Premium
Partner

Design and use the AUTOSAR standards:

  • Use the AUTOSAR technology royalty-free license for automotive and derived applications
  • Access to work-in-progress, unreleased information and work
  • Leadership of and cooperation in working groups

Development
Partner

An opportunity for small companies and start-ups:

  • Use the AUTOSAR technology royalty-free license for automotive and derived applications
  • Access to current information and work
  • Cooperation in working groups

Associate
Partner

Make use of the AUTOSAR standards:

  • Use the AUTOSAR technology royalty-free license for automotive and derived applications
  • Access to information and the results of AUTOSAR development

Benefits

  • Pave the way for innovative automotive electronic and software systems that further improve performance, safety and environmental compatibility
  • Become part of a strong global partnership that creates a common set of integrated standards
  • Get access to a key enabling technology to manage growing electrical/ electronic and software complexity. AUTOSAR aims to be prepared for the upcoming technologies and to improve cost-efficiency without making any compromise with respect to quality
  • Facilitate the exchange and update of software and hardware over the product lifecycle of a vehicle

Benefits if you are an OEM:

  • Establish distributed development across suppliers
  • Compete on innovative functions without losing design flexibility
  • Simplify software and system design and integration
  • Reduce overall software development costs
  • Increased speed of software development

Benefits for you as a supplier:

  • Enable more efficent variant handling
  • Reuse software components across OEMs
  • Increase efficiency of application development
  • Invent new business models
  • Reduce overall software development costs
  • Increased speed of software development

Profit as a tool provider from the following benefits:

  • Interface with development processes
  • Embed tools into an overall tool environment
  • Reuse the AUTOSAR methodology for your tool use cases

Benefits for new market entrant:

  • Enable new business models by means of standardized interfaces
  • Easily understand how automotive software is developed

FAQ

What is the goal of AUTOSAR

The primary goal of the AUTOSAR partnership is the standardization of a common methodology, basic system functions and functional interfaces. This enables development partners to integrate, exchange, re-use and transfer functions within a vehicle network and substantially improves their efficiency of development. Having this goal in mind, AUTOSAR pushes the paradigm shift from an ECU-based to a function-based system design attempt in automotive software development and enables the management of the ever-growing software and E/E complexity with respect to technology and economics.

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