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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Software République selects six more start-ups

Software République logoSoftware République (see here and work back) has announced another step on its journey. UKHotViews readers might remember that Software République was launched in April 2021 by six founding members - AtosDassault SystèmesOrangeRenault GroupSTMicroelectronics, and Thales - in order to focus on the pursuit of intelligent, secure, and sustainable mobility.

Atos logoSoftware République has a dual purpose: to accelerate joint projects with selected start-ups and to enhance the open innovation of the six founding companies. The incubator programme was launched in March 2022. Today, we learn that six more start-ups have been added to the program, bringing the total in the program to 10. Moreover, two of the latest start-ups to be taken on board are involved in a new project to develop an app to estimate driver drowsiness and suggest where and when to have rest on a journey.

The latest six start-ups are headquartered across Continental Europe. They are Basemark (Finland); CORE for Tech (France); CommuniThings (Belgium); Compredict (German); Entropy (France); and Neovya (France).

The new Bring Your Own Device project draws in technology from both Basemark and CORE for Tech. Basemark brings software development tools for software defined vehicle development, while CORE for Tech brings the deep tech for estimating drowsiness while driving. The Basemark technology is based on a unique algorithm coupled with camera-based technology, taking into account the physiological conditions of the driver, the journey route, and the trip conditions. The project is initially being developed for Dacia, which is looking to enrich its Media Control app. Looking ahead, multiple features will be developed aimed at improving the driver and passenger experience using the customer’s smartphone or tablet and they will be available to all vehicle manufacturers and fleet companies.

The other start-ups offer a range of other innovative technologies. CommuniThings  is a smart-parking company that offers and IoT platform for on-street guidance and parking control and brings specific benefits to EV users; Compredict uses AI-enabled virtual sensors to enhance vehicle data and support predictive maintenance and new service opportunities; Entropy supports territories in optimising shared mobility services while taking into account societal and environmental challenges; and Neovya offers expert mapping, data analysis, and simulation software solutions.

Of course, from Atos’ perspective, this must be considered in the context of the proposed split of Atos into two businesses (see Atos proposes business split. We have previously commented that the key to the success of “SpinCo” or “Evidian”, the new company set to be focused on Big Data & Security and Digital, will be ensuring that investment in innovation is better reflected in client relationships than it has been in the past. Leveraging alliances like Software République will play a big part in that.  

Posted by: Georgina O'Toole at 09:39

Tags: mobility   alliance   iot   AI   data   automotive   startups   sustainability   ecosystem  

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