Already adopted by a major European OEM, the new vision platform takes aim at conventional, proprietary vision platforms that limit the choices of traditional and new disruptive carmakers.
Many of today’s automotive vision platforms are proprietary and provide little room for automakers to differentiate in the global marketplace. They also inhibit further software integration and innovation and generally lock out the ability to combine the best available sensing technology and software sources in the market.
The collaborators’ joint development work, led by LG Electronics, is based on the conviction that vision platforms must be open and safe to meet NCAP guidelines and to pave the way for level 3 to 5 automated driving.
The camera-based vision system, developed by LG Electronics together with NXP and HELLA Aglaia, is designed to detect and classify vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists and activate auto emergency braking (AEB). The cameras can be attached to the windshield behind a car’s rear-view mirror.
Additionally, the system is designed to detect traffic signs, notify the driver of speed limits, monitor lane keeping and facilitate steering correction in case of unintentional drift.
The solution’s goals are to strengthen the detection and classification of vulnerable road users with less delay, trigger emergency braking and emergency collision avoidance and to bring predictive sensing of hazardous conditions such as low light and obstructed view. The vision platform will also pave the way for advanced new features to augment self-driving tasks and smart AI networks.
“NXP is delighted to announce this strategic partnership with LG and HELLA Aglaia,” said Kurt Sievers, EVP and GM of NXP’s automotive business. “At a time when global road fatalities still capture headlines across the globe it is important that innovators come together and contribute their own expertise to solving safety challenges. NXP’s S32V family of processors are uniquely positioned to accelerate detection algorithms and make safety decisions in a secure, redundant, fully automotive SoC platform.”