Visteon & ZongMu Technology Announce Strategic Cooperation On Autonomous Parking Tech
【Summary】Visteon Corporation, a major U.S. automotive cockpit electronics supplier, and ZongMu Technology Co. Ltd., a China-based supplier of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), announced a strategic cooperation agreement to develop autonomous parking technology.
Visteon Corporation, a major U.S. automotive cockpit electronics supplier, and ZongMu Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a China-based supplier of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), announced a strategic cooperation agreement to develop Level-3 and higher autonomous parking technology.
Under the agreement, Visteon Asia Pacific Inc. – a Visteon subsidiary in China – and ZongMu Technology will collaborate to develop self-parking technology integrating Visteon's DriveCore autonomous driving platform and ZongMu's autonomous parking system. DriveCore allows automakers to build autonomous driving solutions quickly and in an open collaboration model.
Markus Schupfner, chief technology officer for Visteon, said the cooperative agreement with ZongMu supports Visteon's commitment to collaborate with highly respected technology partners to advance autonomous driving in the fast-growing China market.
"Our selection of ZongMu as a technology partner in fully autonomous parking is based on its product solutions and technological capabilities, and will help accelerate implementation of serial production of final products," Schupfner said.
Tang Rui, founder and CEO of ZongMu Technology, said in a statement, "As a global leading technology company, Visteon has made a lot of active investment in autonomous driving. We look forward to collaborating with Visteon, following a pragmatic and creative approach to further define the product and rigorously create a viable Level 4 autonomous driving product application."
Visteon's Drivecore was first Introduced in January at CES in Las Vegas. It was also shown in April at the Beijing Motor Show. DriveCore is a complete technology platform consisting of the hardware, in-vehicle middleware, which enables sensor fusion independently, so sensors can be upgraded as new capabilities become available, such as upgrading to 3D radar from 2D.
According to Visteon, DriveCore provide automakers a fail-safe domain controller, with a high degree of computing power scalability, which supports the integration of data from multiple cameras, lidar and radar sensors.
In addition, Drivecore includes Studio, a PC-based open framework software suite to develop machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving applications of Level 3 and above. Studio allows easy integration of third-party algorithms and access to real-life vehicle sensor data.
Level 3 is considered "conditional automation", meaning the vehicle's on-board systems can manage most aspects of driving, including monitoring the environment. The system prompts the driver to intervene when it encounters a scenario it cannot navigate.
ZongMu has developed low-speed Level 4 autonomous parking products based on the principle of ‘car + AI'. The company is working on a complete set of practical intelligent mobility solutions by integrating autonomous parking with queue technology, wireless charging, parking space reservation, automatic parking, remote parking and autonomous parking.
This fully autonomous parking solution automatically parks the vehicle in the nearest parking space, or the space defined by a "smart" parking lot, after the passenger arrives at the destination. When the passenger is ready to depart, the vehicle will reach the area designated by the passenger for pickup.
Visteon also supplies embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions to the global automotive industry. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. The company had sales exceeding $3 billion in 2017.
Originally from New Jersey, Eric is an automotive and technology reporter specializing in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. Eric has over fifteen years of automotive experience and a B.A. in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the automotive industry and beyond. He has worked on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology. Outside of work, Eric likes to travel to new places, play guitar, and explore the outdoors.
A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles
Autonomous Driving Startup Momenta Reaches a $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round
Tesla Secures Site in Shanghai for $2 Billion Gigafactory, its First Factory Outside the U.S.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Officially Settles with the SEC for Misleading the Public
BMW Teams Up with Sweden’s Northvolt for Sustainable EV Batteries
NHTSA Moving to Allow Adaptive Headlamps on Motor Vehicles in the U.S.
Mercedes to Offer Level-3 Autonomous Driving on the Next S-Class
EXCLUSIVE First Drive: The All New 2019 Fully-Electric Jaguar I-PACE
- Aston Martin Details Upcoming Electric Sedan: Here's What You Need to Know
- Uber Plans to Shift Focus to Electric Scooters & E-Bikes for Short City Trips
- Apple Files Patent for Augmented-reality Windshield
- Arizona-Intel Collaboration to Launch Driverless Research Institute
- NHTSA Moving to Allow Adaptive Headlamps on Motor Vehicles in the U.S.
- Volkswagen’s Electrify America Lays Out Cycle 2 Plan for California
- French Energy Co Saft to Begin Producing Next-Gen EV Batteries by 2020
- Ferrari Aims for 60 Percent of Cars to Have Hybrid Powertrains by 2022
- BYD and Baidu Promise Self-driving Cars in Three Years
- Porsche to End Diesel Production, Says its Future Will Be ‘Diesel-Free’