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AGCO will use Apex.OS software for Fendt Xaver self-propelled agricultural machines

AGCO will use Apex.OS software for Fendt Xaver self-propelled agricultural machines

Apex.AI announced that AGCO is expanding the capabilities of its Fendt Xaver concept vehicle. AGCO will incorporate the Apex.OS software development kit or SDK into its autonomous agricultural robot.

“We are leveraging our success in the automotive and autonomous driving industry and applying it to areas with similar functional safety needs such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining and construction,” said Jan Becker, co-founder and CEO of Apex.AI. “Apex.OS enables software architecture to be modular, scalable and secure, allowing customers to translate their research and development projects into off-the-shelf products in record time.”

Apex.AI of Palo Alto, California, said it develops certified and scalable software for mobile systems. The company’s flagship product is Apex.OS, a meta-operational system that is said to accelerate software development for autonomous vehicles.

Interest in autonomous vehicles in agriculture is growing, but developing a safe system is challenging and time-consuming. Apex.AI said it is helping customers reduce the complexity of software-defined vehicles with Apex.OS, which last year achieved the highest level of automotive software safety under ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

By bridging the gap between research and development and manufacturing quality systems, Apex.OS users can overcome software problems in real time and reliability in record time, the company said. Apex.OS is based on an open-source robot operating system.

According to the companies, the Fendt Xaver can plant seeds on farms 24 hours a day with centimeter-accuracy thanks to Apex.OS software.

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