DRIMAES, Seoul National University FMTC, and SML signed a business agreement.

2021.01.22

DRIMAES, a startup in the automobile vehicle information (IVI) platform field, announced on the 18th that it had signed a business agreement with Seoul National University's Future Mobility Technology Center (FMTC) and Smart Mobility Lab (SML) on the 17th.

FMTC is a research center led by Seoul National University to study and demonstrate technologies, systems, laws, and commercialization strategies for creating a future innovative urban environment based on self-driving cars. In contrast, SML leads by Professor Lee Kyung-soo of Seoul National University's Department of Mechanical and Aviation Engineering.

Through this agreement, DRIMAES will integrate embedded systems in the autonomous driving sector while sharing research exchanges, technical infrastructure know-how, forming an infotainment ecosystem for autonomous vehicles, and supporting user experiences more abundantly.

DRIMAES CEO Kim Guk-tae said, "The business agreement with FMTC and SML has served as a key partner in the embedded systemization of ADAS and autonomous driving platforms." And adding, "We will continue to respond quickly to future technology development and institutional changes, including autonomous vehicles."

Professor Lee Kyung-soo of Seoul National University, head of the FMTC Center, said, "We expect the agreement with DRIMAES to take a step forward in research on self-driving cars at both institutions."

DRIMAES is a company established in 2015 by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) by supporting software (SW) platforms for vehicles and real-time operating systems (OS) technologies, and DRIMLAB invested capital. It was the only Korean company to participate in the 2015 Infineon Venture Forum in Singapore from the beginning of its establishment to be recognized for its technology early enough to win second place. In 2019, it won an award through Android Container Technology at AGL Summit 2019 (ALS 2019), and they recognized for its automobile SW field technology. Since 2018, several commercial projects such as Audio, Video, Navigation (AVN), and Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) based on the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform ordered and developed, and applied to some commercial cars.