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  • Carmakers make cars. Polysync makes them drive themselves

    Dec 27, 2016 - “What I saw was that companies were solving the full vertical problem of autonomous cars – everything from the operating system to the communications layer,” says entrepreneur Josh Hartung of PolySync Technologies. “They were trying to do the whole thing themselves, the same way they do everything.” Digital Trends →

  • JOSH HARTUNG: Pushing automakers, suppliers to save cost and let software experts do the heavy lifting

    Dec 19, 2016 - Hartung is the founder of Portland, Ore.-based PolySync, whose software platform provides the back end of self-driving systems that automakers and suppliers can build upon. His goal is to drive widespread adoption of the software, saving companies time they would have spent building the code from scratch. Automotive News →

  • PolySync Wins 2016 Top Ten Automotive Startups™ Competition

    Nov 18, 2016 - AutoMobility LA™, the convergence of LA Auto Show's Connected Car Expo® and its Press & Trade Days, announced that autonomous vehicle software company, PolySync, has been selected as the winning entrant in 2016's Top Ten Automotive Startups™ competition. The Portland, Oregon-based startup was chosen for developing an operating system that helps simplify and accelerate the development, testing and implementation of autonomous driving technologies. Yahoo Finance →

  • Tech Start-ups Maneuver To Work With OEMs

    Nov 16, 2016 - “Startups have to go through hoops,” said Josh Hartung, CEO at PolySync, a middleware supplier focused on autonomous vehicles. “We could have taken money and become a strategic partner to an OEM, but we’ve stuck with venture capital. We want to provide products for all companies, not just one company.” SAE International →

  • PolySync Launches Open-source Kit For Autonomous Car Development

    Nov 15, 2016 - If you’re tired of waiting around to get an autonomous vehicle, PolySync’s Open Source Car Control Project (OSCC) development kit can be had for under $1000. Arduino Blog →

  • PolySync Offers Self-Driving Car Research Kits

    Nov 15, 2016 - As part of its 2-year-old Open Source Car Control project, the autonomous driving software company said today at the Los Angeles auto show that it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research. The designs for the kit can be accessed for free, or an assembled kit can be bought from PolySync. Automotive News →

  • Announcing New Hiring Partners For Our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program

    Oct 24, 2016 - Udacity names PolySync as an official hiring partner for its autonomous car nanodegree. Udacity →

  • PolySync named among Top Ten Automotive Startups

    Sep 22, 2016 - For the second year, the LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA held its Top Ten Automotive Startups competition to identify the hottest, most innovative companies in the meeting point between transportation and technology. This Portland, Ore.-based startup has one goal in mind: Simplify and accelerate the development of self-driving cars. Fortune Magazine →

  • What Everyone in Autonomous Vehicles is (and will be) Talking About

    Aug 16, 2016 - Autonomous Vehicle FAQs: The most-often talked about AV questions, answers, and talking points. “Another alternative is that [Google] build[s] out the vehicle OS, take[s] advantage of the “cars are the next screen” narrative, and monetize[s] with ads. Startups like Polysync are positioned to fight this battle.“ Michael Dempsey, Medium →

  • An Amorphous Milestone: We Attend the First Autonomous Track Day

    Jun 22, 2016 - PolySync, for example, is betting on its software to become a de facto autonomous-vehicle operating system. While Google may have gobs of money and a fleet of Lexuses racking up self-driving miles, Portland-based PolySync ... sees itself giving an edge to both tinkerers and major automakers alike, allowing them to concentrate on creating new features, rather than building code from the ground up. Car and Driver →

  • Volvo, Ford, Win Coveted Connected Car Awards

    Jun 8, 2016 - TU-Automotive award winners include PolySync (Newcomer of the Year) Digital Trends →

  • Humans ride shotgun in world’s first autonomous car track day

    Jun 1, 2016 - The Tesla, along with a Lincoln MKZ and Kia Soul, were running [the] PolySync self-driving car platform. “The advantage of using a platform like PolySync is that it's hardware agnostic. If you want LIDAR data, you can get it without worrying about interfacing with specific sensors,“ said Lyle Johnson, Lead Field Application Engineer for Harbrick. TechRadar →

  • An Autonomous Racing Series Kicks Off In California

    May 28, 2016 - In addition to some of the bigger names in advanced driver assisted safety and technology, such as Denso , Velodyne and Nvidia, are lesser known players, such as PolySync, an autonomous vehicle software platform. Forbes →

  • Harbrick Goes West, Harvests Funds

    Feb 18, 2016 - Autonomous driving technology is growing fast, and startups like Harbrick Technologies are growing with it. Driverless Transportation →

  • Harbrick uses Kvaser PCI boards for autonomous vehicle development ECU

    Jan 26, 2016 - Did you ever think it would be possible to design a car – let alone an autonomous one – just like a smartphone? Harbrick has designed a clever piece of kit that allows you to do just that. Kvaser →

  • Renesas Autonomous Driving Development Platform accelerates driverless functions at CES 2016

    Jan 19, 2016 - One of the most intriguing demos [at CES] this year was courtesy of Renesas, where John Buszek, the company’s Segment Marketing Manager for ADAS Solutions took me for a ride in a Cadillac SRX retrofitted with eight lidar, five radar, and forward cameras running on two RCar H2 SoCs and Harbrick's PolySync autonomous driving software. Embedded Computing Design →

  • Why Cars Will Undergo the Same Reinvention as Cell Phones

    Jan 1, 2016 - (Article by Harbrick CEO, Josh Hartung) In 2015 you can buy a car that will automatically keep itself within a lane, safely spaced from vehicles around it. It will sense pedestrians and stop itself if you don’t react quickly enough. It can even back a trailer for you... Virgin.com →

  • Developing Operating Systems for Driverless Cars

    Dec 31, 2015 - Platforms like PolySync allow developers to focus on their core value, which is the user experience, while others focus on the details, Hartung said. He expects his system, or one like it, will become a standard for driverless cars. Inside Unmanned Systems →

  • Restructured Renesas seeks its footing on platforms

    Nov 24, 2015 - Renesas is betting that by delivering the back-end software, it can sell more silicon. It is working with Harbrick on an operating system, called PolySync, that allows sensors to be added or moved without requiring all of that expensive back-end code to be rewritten. Automotive News →

  • Take a Ride in a Totally Connected Caddy

    Nov 17, 2015 - Cadillac has long used the slogan “Standard of the World“ to describe its luxury vehicles. At DevCon, Renesas is using two Cadillac SUVs to demonstrate that it is the “Standard of the World” when it comes to innovative Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions. Renesas Rulz →

  • Renesas Teams With Harbrick on AV Test Fleet

    Oct 30, 2015 - Renesas Electronics, a provider of semiconductor solutions for automotive, has announced a vehicle-level driving platform to accelerate autonomous and automotive driving innovation. Vision Systems Intelligence →

  • Harbrick Teams with Renesas to Develop Autonomous Cars

    Oct 19, 2015 - Harbrick Technologies, a 12-person enterprise based in Moscow, Idaho, teamed up with Renesas Electronics America to create autonomous-capable SUVs that highlight technologies for sensor fusion, 3D surround view, V2X, and mobile apps integration. Mentor Graphics →

  • Renesas Electronics America Unveils a Bold Driving Development Platform to Accelerate Innovation in the Automotive Industry

    Oct 13, 2015 - Ecosystem-Scale Vehicle-Level Platform Offers a Real-World Collaboration Sandbox to Drive Automotive Innovation View Article →

  • Renesas DevCon to Feature Highly Automated Driving from Harbrick

    Oct 4, 2015 - The Renesas DevCon 2015 next month is shaping up as a major conference on autonomous vehicle technology and will feature ride along opportunities in vehicles just coming out of developers’ garages. Moscow, Idaho-based Harbrick has teamed with Renesas to create several advanced vehicles loaded with autonomous technology that will be available for rides. View Article →

  • Auro Robotics Is Testing A Driverless Shuttle System On College Campuses

    Aug 13, 2015 - ... Gupta and his team are rapidly making improvements to the components of their vehicles to make them as intelligent as possible. The group has relied on several third-party technologies such as PolySync to reduce the time it takes to get their vehicles to market. TechCrunch →

  • How to maximize the revenue potential of the Internet of Things

    Jul 23, 2015 - Hardware manufacturers will increasingly have little choice, but to transform their products into Internet-connected, software driven intelligent devices – in the face of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things trend. View Article →

  • Self-Driving Cars Require Shift from Message-Centric to Data-Centric Computing Strategies

    Jul 16, 2015 - America is getting ready for the advent of self-driving vehicles. View Article →

  • Smart Cars Crave Max Headroom

    Jun 30, 2015 - Although today’s cars fairly drip with digital power, most of it is packed into discrete modules—as many as 200 of them. Tomorrow's even more automated cars will centralize that power both to reduce bulk and to make room for a strategic computing reserve that could be applied to things not envisioned when the car was designed. View Article →

  • Harbrick, Producer of Autonomous Vehicle Software Systems, Selects FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Monetization

    Jun 16, 2015 - Flexera Software Solution Is Critical to Enable Secure, Flexible and Reliable Licensing, Entitlement Management and Automated Updates of Harbrick's Polysync Software View Article →