Consortium to create common computing platform for autonomous vehicles
A group of automotive and technology industry companies including Arm, Bosch, Continental, Denso, General Motors, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors, and Toyota have joined to create the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC). The AVCC says it is commited to making fully self-driving vehicles a reality through industry-level collaboration. The AVCC will start its work by developing a set of recommendations of a system architecture and a computing platform to promote scalable deployment of automated and autonomous vehicles.
The AVCC says that this set of recommendations it is developing are of a system architecture and a computing platform that reconciles the performance requirements of autonomous systems with the vehicle-specific requirements and limitations in terms of size, temperature range, power consumption, and safety. These recommendations will be developed to move autonomous vehicles from today’s prototype systems to deployment at scale.
In a statement, the AVCC says that its member companies understand the technological complexities and obstacles to overcome for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. They aim to work together to enable solutions that address these challenges and create an ecosystem of industry experts to focus on innovations to meet these goals. Working groups will share ideas and study common technological challenges, facilitating cross-industry collaboration to help the automotive industry work together by defining, educating, and publishing for the benefit of all.
Additionally, the AVCC says that it is calling on all interested parties, and members of the automotive ecosystem worldwide, to accept the challenge to build the future of the industry one milestone at a time, one breakthrough at a time while sharing with the technical community each one of those important advances.