AImotive’s aiDrive2 introduces modular approach to automated driving
AImotive announced the next generation of its AI-powered self-driving full-stack software, aiDrive2. aiDrive2’s modular design is designed to allow a wide range of implementations, reducing the time to market of automated driving solutions. Automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, and Robotaxi companies will have the ability to integrate only selected modules into a best-in-class solution or rely on aiDrive2 to deploy full automated driving solutions. Compatible with a wide range of different sensor types and applicable to most operational domains, aiDrive2 is designed to be flexible and allow for a wide range of possible collaborations. The software stack offers a platform for both ADAS functionalities and L4 autonomy.
“AImotive has always supported industry collaboration and standardization. These will be vital in securing consumer trust in autonomous driving technologies,” said Laszlo Kishonti, AImotive CEO. “By creating aiDrive2, AImotive hopes to provide an easily accessible platform to support our partners in achieving their autonomous goals.”
The aiDrive software stack reportedly handles all tasks associated with self-driving, from perception to control. The solution relies on advanced artificial intelligence in perception and motion planning to ensure a higher degree of safety in operation. To ensure safety, the company says its AI is augmented with classical, verifiable planning algorithms. aiDrive is reportedly compatible with a wide range of sensor types to ensure redundancy and a deeper understanding of the vehicle’s environment. Building on these various input types, aiDrive2 also uses high- and low-level sensor fusion for model space creation.
aiDrive2 offers the complete functionality of the previous generation of aiDrive but is optimized for embedded automotive hardware platforms. These optimizations allow for the deployment of aiDrive-based self-driving systems in production vehicles, without compromising on the safety of the system.
aiDrive2 will be available for licensing from Q1 2019. Interested parties can see the system in action in AImotive’s booth at CES 2019: Tech East North Hall, #7538.