AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture) is a global development partnership founded by major automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies in the automotive industry. It aims to create and establish an open and standardized software architecture for automotive Electronic Control Units (ECUs) to promote scalability, reusability, and interoperability among different vehicle systems and manufacturers.

Key features and components of AUTOSAR include:

AUTOSAR's main objectives are to reduce development efforts, improve software quality, and allow for better integration of software from different suppliers, ultimately leading to more efficient and cost-effective vehicle development and maintenance processes. By establishing a common standard for automotive software, AUTOSAR plays a critical role in the development of modern vehicles with advanced features and improved performance.