DGIST’s Start-Up Dream Ace to Join
Connected Car Project
Dream Ace, a DGIST’s technology-based venture company, will
participate in the Connected Car platform project with global companies as a
silver member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Connected Car is an intelligent
vehicle combined with ICT that provides two-way internet and mobile services.
AGL is an open-source operating system of Tizen Project run by
the Linux Foundation. The auto infotainment open platform is now emerged as a
standard of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI).
AGL has more than 90 members including global automakers such as
Toyota, Ford, Honda and Nissan. Among eight new members of 2017, Dream Ace is
the only silver member, while ARM and Electrobit are bronze members. Dream Ace
ranked silver along with global companies like Mercedes Benz, Continental,
Nissan and Qualcomm. Major Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics, LG
Electronics, and Hyundai Mobis ranked as bronze members.
Dream Ace is a start-up specialized in an automotive embedded
solution. The company was established in January, 2016, with DGIST’s automotive
software platform technology and real-time operating system technology and
Dream Lab’s capital. In an effort to foster autonomous vehicle technology
personnel, Dream Ace distributes the educational solution applied with AUTOSAR
(AUTomotive Open System Architecture) to the Meister high schools,
universities, graduate schools, and corporations nationwide.
Dream Ace has been selected as the world’s first start-up key
member of the AGL in recognition of developing technology of DAVINCI (DrimAES
AGL Visual Launcher), which is the user interface (UI) of AGL platform.
With the existing AGL platform, smartphone users have
difficulties to experience a well-connected car platform as the platform
realized the embedded software of the traditional dashboard. However, DAVINCI,
developed by Dream Ace, is evaluated that it has developed the foundation to
create connected car service like smartphone applications as it provides a
variety of UI layouts and compoenets such as touch features for zooming in and
out on a map or image, flicking function to move left and right by touching the
screen when checking weather, news and traffic information and a pop-up window
that is easy to grasp information
Director of the Center for Technology and Commercialization and
Innovation Lim JinWoo said, "Dream Ace was able to earn the AGL Silver
Membership, in recognition of innovative ideas and capabilities. We will work
closely with DGIST to lead the development of software that will be installed