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.
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