Xilinx technology will power ZF’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based automotive control unit, called the ZF ProAI, to enable automated driving applications. The two companies recently signed a collaboration agreement on this.
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms and ZF is one of the leaders in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology.
ZF is using the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform to handle real-time data aggregation, pre-processing, and distribution, as well as to provide compute acceleration for the AI processing in ZF’s new AI-based electronic control unit.
ZF selected this platform because it provides the processing power scalability and flexibility essential for the ZF ProAI platform to be customized for each of its customer’s unique requirements, says the press release.
According to the company, this approach is unique compared to other systems on the market, which use a fixed combination of hardware and software architecture – a solution that can potentially limit functionality and add more cost.
Source: Press Release