Kinetica, the insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy, is taking steps to bring advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and its GPU engine to the global automotive industry. The company announced today that it is becoming a silver member of The Linux Foundation and a bronze member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). With location analytics playing a key role in connected and autonomous car use cases, Kinetica also announced a new Mapbox integration which it will release to the open source community and which will dramatically simplify custom development for a new class of applications.
“The automobile industry is undergoing the most significant evolutionary leap since the first Model T rolled off the production line,” said Paul Appleby, Kinetica CEO. “Rapid evolutions in technology are impacting every stage of the automotive value chain. There is no doubt data will fuel the vehicle of the future, powering everything from navigation to entertainment, AI control to inter-vehicle networking. We are thrilled to join AGL to collaborate with automotive industry leaders to solve these complex data challenges.”
Building the Open Source Software Stack for Connected Transportation
AGL is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully-open software stack for connected vehicle services. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies for the automotive segment.
“We are proud to welcome Kinetica to the Automotive Grade Linux community,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at The Linux Foundation. “As we evolve the AGL platform beyond infotainment, support from companies like Kinetica is crucial. We look forward to leveraging their expertise in data analytics as we continue to develop solutions and support for telematics and vehicle-to-cloud services .”
Kinetica is enabling automakers, suppliers and related startups to accelerate how vehicle data insight is generated by combining the accelerated analytics of a GPU database, real-time location intelligence and the power of AI. Linux-based open source software will help to accelerate innovation and speed up time-to-market for automotive customers.
Additionally, as part of its automotive strategy, Kinetica is making Kickbox, its Mapbox integration, available to developers via GitHub. Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications, providing the building blocks to add location features like maps, search and navigation into any experience.
While Kinetica’s and Mapbox’s software already work together natively, the Kickbox integration abstracts away complexity and enables developers to more rapidly build location-based mapping solutions across any industry with minimal code. Kinetica is contributing the Kickbox code to the open source community to help support innovation in location-based analytics and visualization in the automotive industry and beyond.
Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including Citibank, GSK, OVO, Softbank, and Telkomsel, among others. The Kinetica Streaming Data Warehouse combines historical and streaming data analysis with powerful location intelligence and AI in a single platform, all easily accessible via API and SQL, for instant results. Organizations across automotive, energy, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, financial services, and beyond can load and analyze their entire collection of data simultaneously, delivering instant insight. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including Dell, HP, IBM, NVIDIA, and Oracle, and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit kinetica.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.