Baidu and Elektrobit (EB) have signed a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu’s advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.
Wholly owned subsidiary of Continental, Elektrobit is a supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. The company claims its software powers over one billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles. Baidu is a leading Chinese language Internet search provider. The ACU, an autonomous driving in-vehicle computing platform for mass production, is one of the most important products of Baidu Apollo, which is being developed with 156 industry partners including Chinese automakers.
EB is providing its EB tresos automotive basic software products to the Baidu ACU-Advanced Automated Valet Parking project. The product enables the development of AUTOSAR standard-compliant software for automotive electronic control units (ECUs) with the highest levels of functional safety, up to ISO 26262 ASIL D. EB’s industry-leading software will allow car manufacturers and suppliers using ACU to expedite the market introduction of safe systems for Automated Valet Parking.
EB is deeply engaged with the Baidu Apollo team and plays an integral role in the Apollo’s ongoing efforts to accelerate the intelligent transformation of the automotive industry.
Source: Press Release