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Basemark Joins AUTOSAR to Advance Common Standards for Software-defined Cars

Rocksolid Core launch

November 24th, 2021

Basemark, developer of Rocksolid Core, the world’s first automotive operating system covering all vehicle functions, has partnered with AUTOSAR, a global automotive software development partnership. The partnership advances common standards for software-defined cars and the development of Rocksolid Core.

Helsinki, Finland (November 24, 2021) Basemark, a leading software enterprise specialising in automotive software, has joined AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) – a worldwide development partnership of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and companies from the automotive electronics, semiconductor and software industry. AUTOSAR partners include BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, PSA, Toyota and Volkswagen among many others. Basemark joined as a Development Partner, and is only the second Finnish company accepted as a partner.

“We are thrilled to partner with AUTOSAR,” says Basemark’s Founder & CEO Tero Sarkkinen. “We share the same vision of automotive standards that benefit the whole automotive value chain from the car manufacturer to the consumer. This partnership further advances Rocksolid Core as the base platform of choice for car manufacturers for creating car applications. We are enabling a future for the automotive industry where creating new car platforms will be quicker than ever while bringing down the unit cost considerably.”

Rocksolid Core is based on the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and The AUTOSAR Classic Platform. On top of these are the Rocksolid Core middleware and reference applications ranging from the powertrain, steering to autonomous drive and ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) applications and to body and cockpit electronics, such as digital instrument clusters and heads-up displays. This full end-to-end solution provides a safe and future-proof foundation for software-defined cars and automotive applications.

Standards and end-to-end solutions are increasingly important for software-defined cars

The amount of software-defined vehicles is expected to grow exponentially during this decade. Gartner forecasts that 850 million connected vehicles will be on the roads in 2030. The software and hardware complexity has dramatically increased in cars. For example, today’s cars can include over 85 different processors and software modules from over 50 different suppliers. Car manufacturers are looking for ways to minimise this complexity by reducing the number of needed processors and software.

“Creating new car systems faster and more cost-effective is the main question for all car manufacturers. Rocksolid Core architecture requires fewer processors compared to conventional models, resulting in savings in both electronics and software. For example, with Rocksolid Core, ADAS functions, the digital instrument cluster and heads-up display can be run with just one processor. We estimate that through Rocksolid Core, our customers can take more than a year off of the development of a new car platform, and save hundreds of euros per car in series production costs,” Tero Sarkkinen says.

Basemark is also active in industry consortiums such as Khronos and MIH Consortium and has its own Rocksolid Ecosystem.

For additional information:

Sami Niska
COO, Basemark

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About Basemark
Basemark Oy is a software enterprise offering development tools for the automotive industry. The company was founded in Helsinki in 2015 and has operations in Finland, Germany and the US. The company is currently developing Rocksolid Core – an end-to-end operating system and platform for software-defined vehicles. Basemark also develops system performance evaluation tools such as Basemark Automotive Testing Suite and GPUScore. For more information, please visit

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