ARTiSAN Targets Embedded Applications in Vehicles, Joins AUTOSAR

7/11/2005 - ARTiSAN Software Tools, Inc. has announced that it has become an Associate Member of the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) development partnership. AUTOSAR is a partnership of key players in the automotive, electronics and software industries whose objective is the establishment of an open standard for an automotive Electric/Electronics (E/E) architecture that will serve as a basic infrastructure for the management of functions within applications embedded in vehicles. Core partners of AUTOSAR are BMW, Bosch, Continental, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM, PSA, Siemens VDO, Toyota and Volkswagen.

With customers including Audi, Blaupunkt, Bosch, Daimler Chrysler, Delphi, Denso, International Truck, Renault, Volkswagen, Yazaki, and ZF, to name a few, the automotive industry is an increasingly important sector for ARTiSAN. The company’s popularity in the automotive industry is due, in large part, to the focus of its tools on both systems and software development as well as their unique use of a shared repository that fosters unprecedented communication between suppliers and OEMs.

"ARTiSAN joins AUTOSAR as an Associate Member and will have early access to information regarding the results from working groups focusing on standardisation of automotive electronics including method definitions" said Thomas Scharnhorst, AUTOSAR spokesperson. "ARTiSAN will bring to AUTOSAR its extensive experience and knowledge of systems and software modelling standards, processes and methodologies as applied to real-time and safety critical applications. We look forward to partnering with ARTiSAN in building the specifications for the next generation automotive Electric/Electronics (E/E) architectures."

Jeremy Goulding, ARTiSAN's President and CEO commented, "The AUTOSAR initiative works toward networking systems and sub-systems, and creating a common technology interface both to and within the vehicle. As the leading vendor bringing the OMG’s UML based Systems Modeling Language (SysML) to embedded systems, we've been urged by the automotive industry to join AUTOSAR. Our goal is to understand from the inside of this partnership exactly what users need most, and to provide first class tool support for that to build on our position as a leading systems and software modelling tool partner for automotive electronics development."

About AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture)
The international development partnership AUTOSAR ( is a network of major automobile manufacturers, suppliers, software houses, tool manufacturers and semiconductor companies with the goal of establishing a common software infrastructure standard for vehicle electronics. Standard functional interfaces are intended to guarantee that in-vehicle software is hardware independent. Basic software modules are standardized, such that interoperability, reuse and exchangeability are supported. Suppliers – including software houses – can offer their products to a broader market and in turn an integrator can use software of multiple suppliers. This implies a more competitive environment and thus cost reductions. In addition, through unbundling software from hardware a more efficient usage of hardware resources is possible.

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modeling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development.

ARTiSAN Software Tools, Inc., founded in March 1997, is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US; or visit

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