Published: September 18, 2015 | Frankfurt, Germany
Elektrobit (EB), a Continental company, announced it is working with Infineon Technologies, and NVIDIA, to make it easier for automakers and their suppliers to create safe advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Together, the companies are delivering a development platform for automated driving.
The offering integrates technologies from EB, Infineon and NVIDIA to deliver the increased computing power and intelligence required to handle the incredible complexity of automated driving. ADAS applications developed using the solution will enable a vehicle to not just sense, but to interpret what is happening around it and communicate information to the driver, to other critical systems within the vehicle, to other vehicles nearby, and to the cloud.
The solution consists of the NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX self-driving computer integrated with EB’s AUTOSAR 4.x-compliant EB tresos software suite, which runs on the NVIDIA Tegra processor and AURIX™ 32-bit TriCore™ microcontroller from Infineon. The AURIX microcontroller features high real-time processing performance and enhanced embedded safety and security features that make it well-suited for use in ADAS applications. The NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX platform enables the development of systems that capture and process multiple HD camera and sensor inputs and provides a rich environment for advanced graphics, computer vision and machine learning. EB tresos software provides seamless integration capability of Linux and AUTOSAR applications as well as NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX -specific basic functionality for monitoring and redundancy management. It enables cross-CPU-communication with a safe and reliable execution environment, supporting the highest automotive safety integrity level (ASIL).
ADAS is one of the fastest growing fields in automotive electronics. According to Strategy Analytics, by 2030 we’re likely to see up to 20 percent of cars using highly autonomous driving systems that provide significant support to drivers in multiple driving situations.
Source: EB Automotive