New open vision platform enables combination sensors and software for automated driving
HELLA Aglaia and NXP are expanding their current ADAS car vision platform with artificial intelligence (AI) capability in 2018. HELLA Aglaia's advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) platforms include NXP's S32 and i.MX auto-grade processors, designed to enable a safe, scalable, and complete range of front vision NCAP functionality, allowing OEMs to deploy in the volume car segment. The next step in the cooperation is to add artificial intelligence for automated driving to the modular setup. This will offer system integrators and carmakers design flexibility while complying with ASIL requirements.
The companies say their cooperation and joint development work is based on an open camera-based platform to enable NCAP functions and level 3 to 5 automated driving.
"Reliably and safely replacing the senses of a human driver is a complex task that demands the industry's best in terms of hardware, software, and acceleration technology," said Kamal Khouri, General Manager and Vice President of ADAS, NXP Semiconductors. "For these reasons, HELLA Aglaia's expertise in ADAS software is a great fit with our innovative and leading semiconductor solutions."
"We strongly believe in a safe and open ADAS model that allows Tier1 and OEMs to freely pick and combine hardware and software components from the best suppliers in the market and which supports them in integrating their own IP to create their specific unique selling points," stated Kay Talmi, Managing Director, HELLA Aglaia.
NXP’s i.MX application processor and its S32V vision processing microprocessor are scalable to cover driver assistance functions including traffic sign recognition, lane departure detection, adaptive headlights, as well as pedestrian and vehicle detection and enablement tools and software. The S32V has the added capability of intrinsic hardware ASIL-B safety and ASIL-C safety using software redundancy. S32V samples are available today, with full availability Oct. 30. Visit www.nxp.com/s32V for more information.
The release of NXP's next-generation vision processor in 2018 aims to provide the computing power for artificial intelligence and, thus, enable even more complex automated driving functions such as pixelwise classification, semantic path finding, and vehicle localization functions.