for Automotive-Grade Processing Platforms
BUDAPEST, Hungary and TAOYUAN, Taiwan, May 9, 2019 – The self-driving software provider, AImotive and the respected ODM Quanta Computer Inc. have announced a collaboration that will see AImotive deploy Quanta’s new line of next generation automotive-grade processing platforms in its test vehicles. Highly automated driving requires that hardware and software companies collaborate to create the most efficient and robust platforms to fulfil the various needs of OEMs.
aiDrive is developed to be a platform agnostic and modular self-driving software stack that AImotive’s partners can rely on to deploy automated driving functionalities or integrate into their ADAS solutions. Working with key partners in the automotive industry AImotive recently announced a new focus on deploying aiDrive on automotive hardware platforms.
Quanta Computer Inc. utilizes various third-party development kits, such as Intel’s Xeon or Nvidia’s Xavier and Pegasus to offer hardware solutions for the different levels of autonomous driving to allow customers to verify their concepts and algorithms in the Autonomous Driving field.
“We respect Quanta’s automotive experience and welcome its scalable and modular line of automotive products. As we are developing a modular and scalable software it is vital that different processing platforms are available for various use cases, and for AImotive to provide solutions that are optimized for the automotive platforms of the future;” said Péter Tamás Kovács, chief product officer, AImotive.
“Increasing automation is coming to the automotive industry. We are excited to gain a better understanding of the processing requirements of different ADAS and highly automated systems through our cooperation with AImotive, said Terrisa Chung, vice president at Quanta Computer Inc.
The collaboration emphasizes the importance of scalability for self-driving technologies. The partnership will see Quanta and AImotive trialling different levels of automation on different hardware setups to ensure both companies provide robust solutions for an increasingly automated future.
aiDrive debuted on the high-performance Quanta V32 system at Embedded World in Nuremburg, February 2019. The companies will also display a joint demo in the US at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, May 21–22.
AImotive is one of the largest independent teams in the world working on automated driving technologies. Developing self-driving software, proprietary simulation tools and neural network acceleration hardware IP, AImotive is building an ecosystem to aid the deployment of automated driving. To catalyze industry collaboration the AImotive product suite is scalable, modular and hardware agnostic.
AImotive builds on its expertise in artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, 3D graphics and real- world self-driving workloads to support its partners in realizing their self-driving goals. Practical experience from the company’s global test fleet is utilized to create a scalable automated driving roadmap enabling solutions from ADAS to full autonomy.
AImotive is a privately held company. Its over 220 strong team works at its headquarters in Budapest while the company also has offices in Mountain View, CA; and Tokyo, Japan. The company has been granted licenses to test their self-driving vehicle fleet in Hungary, Finland and the states of CA and NV. For more information, visit www.aimotive.com.