Aptera acquires Andromeda Interfaces, Inc.

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Aptera acquires Andromeda Interfaces, Inc.

  • Aptera acquires Andromeda Interfaces, Inc.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Today’s vocabulary word is “isochrones”…

    Aptera Motors Acquires Andromeda Interfaces, Inc.

  • Russell Fauver

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    That’s a new word to me. Seems like a great word to use in an EV!

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Wow Steve at Aptera Owners Club definitely got it wrong in his prediction from a few hours ago. 😅

    He predicted Aptera would initially vertically integrating simple mechanical things like body/suspension assembly in 2-3 years; they are starting with software and doing it now. https://youtu.be/qjABBE90GlQ?t=505

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      April 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      Aptera already has a team of in-house software engineers – this acquisition isn’t quite the type of thing Steve was describing… Aptera is, after all, still partnering with Crank Software on the UI design. This is probably a situation where it was less expensive to buy the company than it would have been to license their products.

      • Joshua Rosen

        Member
        April 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm

        Andromeda knows their way around the CAN bus, that’s the important skill here. All of the systems need to be integrated and Aptera needs to own the entire software stack.

        • John Malcom

          Member
          April 21, 2022 at 9:12 am

          Is this a good fit for Aptera from the SW perspective?

          • Curtis Cibinel

            Member
            April 21, 2022 at 9:43 am

            They have been working on it already for years. Crank’s case study highlighted they were also working with Andromeda on Aptera. The founder was the 3rd employee of the original Aptera so like Nathan this is bringing the band back together from before the Detroit 💩. This is a share only deal and is likely relatively small given the size of Andromeda (6 employees).

            This is how I understand things for the 3 companies:
            Blaze Studios: UI Design for mobile (Aptera will probably hire developers to build it and maintain cloud infrastructure – hopefully as staff)
            Crank: Framework / Hardware / front-end
            Andromeda (Now Part of Aptera): Canbus / back-end

            https://www.cranksoftware.com/resources/case-studies/automotive-aptera-motors-central-infotainment-display-embedded-gui-development

          • Joshua Rosen

            Member
            April 21, 2022 at 10:02 am

            There was another thread about Andromeda where someone mentioned that their founder was at the original Aptera so this is a natural acquisition. Software engineers are in very short supply, the opportunity to acquire some with an equity only transaction shouldn’t be passed up.

      • George Hughes

        Member
        April 21, 2022 at 11:31 am

        My gut here are the parallels between the emerging EV industry and its potential to impact a wide variety of business and consumer activities and the PC, whose development consumed the majority of the lives of Americans beginning shortly before 1980.

        The idea is that software is the key to the future EV market just as it was key to the emergence of the PC. If Vis-a-calc rings a bell; then you know where we are in the scheme of things regarding this new market. Some who think themselves pioneers in that industry, may exaggerate if they think Lotus 123 was the first spreadsheet program, for instance.

        The thing about the pc industry is there is a real insistence on taking advantage of every opportunity to enhance productivity, lower costs with the intention of helping us work smarter, not harder.

        And, if and when automotive production is as simplified as PC manufacture from components, the costs will continue to drop for vehicles just as efficiency and capabilities continue to improve.

        It is that Aptera seems to be ushering in this market dynamic that adds to its allure as both a product and an investment.

        This 2013 blog-post talks about how Dell computer did its magic I think suggests a likely model for aptera. https://joneric21.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/the-non-traditional-vertical-integration-at-dell/

  • Tim Dean

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Andromeda Interfaces, Inc.

    https://ai-hmi.com

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Tim Dean.
    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Tim Dean.
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