Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner to develop autonomous vehicles
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer, to provide the artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to develop next-generation autonomous driving (AD) systems.
HPE will provide Zenuity with core data processing services to allow Zenuity to gather, store, organize, and analyze the data it generates from its global network of test vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as a service through HPE GreenLake.
“These are the crucial building blocks of the autonomous driving cars of the future,” said Dennis Nobelius, Zenuity’s Chief Executive. “HPE is providing us with the foundations upon which everything else is built.”
“The paradigm shift we’ve seen in the past few years has been remarkable, with autonomous vehicles presenting the biggest opportunity we’ve seen in decades to disrupt and revolutionize the automotive industry. To meet this challenge, optimizing the convergence of HPC, data analytics, and artificial intelligence is vital,” said Antonio Neri, Chief Executive Officer, HPE. “As Zenuity leads this change, ensuring an ecosystem that supports this convergence, coupled with matching infrastructure across edge computing, storage, compute, and services is vital.”
The service is powered by purpose-built HPC technologies: HPE Apollo systems, HPE ProLiant servers, and a high-performance parallel Lustre file-based storage solution, and will be delivered through the HPE GreenLake offering. HPE Pointnext Services will manage the solution, creating what the company says is an easy-to-use environment for Zenuity’s developers as they test, learn, and validate new generations of its flagship AD software.
Deployment is due to begin rollout in summer 2020. Initial rollout will take place in Sweden, with plans for global deployment in the near future.
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