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Software company from Silicon Valley to open office in Gothenburg

10 May 2022
The West Swedish mobility cluster has attracted software company Apex.AI, with the firm set to open an office in Gothenburg. The Californian company supplies operating systems for the development of secure and scalable software for vehicles and systems for autonomous driving. The team in Gothenburg is expected to grow rapidly.

Apex-AI has chosen Sweden to get closer to existing and potential customers in northern Europe, and to gain better access to Swedish know-how and expertise.

“I am incredibly pleased to welcome a Swedish team to the Apex.AI family,” says Jan Becker, CEO of Apex.AI.

In addition to the head office in Palo Alto, the company has chosen to establish offices in Munich, Stuttgart and Gothenburg, strategically selected locations where there are strong networks of software specialists. Specifically, this is where much of the development takes place within Autosar, the open and standardised software that car manufacturers, subcontractors and developers of control units for vehicles have agreed on for about 20 years.

“With their expertise, our new colleagues are expected to strengthen our customer-centric approach to developing safe and certified software for autonomous driving. We start with a small team in Gothenburg, but will soon expand significantly,” says Jan Becker.

The open collaborative climate that prevails between the private and public sector, and academia, in the Gothenburg region is something that Apex-AI is attracted to and wants to contribute to. Business Region Göteborg has been supporting Apex.AI during the establishment process, and shares the company's ambition to create sustainable jobs and growth in the region.

“The establishment of Apex.AI in Gothenburg is proof that the region's expertise in automotive electronics is world-class. Gothenburg has a long tradition of Autosar development and has identified this,” says Joel Görsch, investment advisor for automotive at Business Region Göteborg.

“For the Gothenburg region, it also means that the digitalisation of the automotive industry is further strengthened.”

More on Apex.AI

Apex.AI is a software company with approximately 70 employees and headquarters in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Gothenburg, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart. The company mainly delivers operating systems for the development of secure and scalable software for vehicles and systems for autonomous driving. They mainly supply two types of customers, firstly OEM developers who need AI software for machines or vehicles, and autonomous mobility developers who simply need to be able to make secure applications. The products are based on proven open source software, such as ROS or Eclipse iceoryx.


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