Nissan and Mobileye to Partner on Self-Driving Car Maps
【Summary】Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye said on Tuesday it inked an agreement with Nissan Motor Corp. to create next generation maps that will ensure the safe operation of self-driving cars.
Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye said on Tuesday, April 25th that it inked an agreement with Nissan Motor Corp to create next-generation maps that will ensure the safe operation of self-driving cars.
Last year, Nissan partnered with Mobileye on a successful trial of its self-driving mapping technology in London. Mobileye is also collaborating with German automaker BMW. Mobileye has recently been acquired by Intel, after the company agreed to purchased it in March, 2017 for $15.3 billion dollars.
Mobileye is a global leader in automotive technology, with the development of monocular vision-based advanced collision avoidance systems, computer-vision algorithms for running advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, intelligent high beam headlight control, and traffic signal recognition.
The deal will heat up the race between automakers in acquiring autonomous technology from other technology companies to speed up the development of self-driving cars.
"We now have significant commitments from multiple global automakers to generate and share data from camera-equipped ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) vehicles," said Mobileye Chairman Amnon Shashua, adding the results will add to a global road map that is a critical feature of self-driving autos, and will escalate the arms race among the world's carmakers and suppliers to acquire autonomous vehicle technology.
Automakers Sharing Data
Mobileye has been lobbying traditional car manufacturers to both install the mapping technology and allow the merging of that data into a single collaborative mapping effort. Chairman Amnon Shashua has called technology that gathers crowd-sourced, real-time mapping data from automakers' fleets the "missing piece" of fully autonomous driving.
German automaker BMW and Volkswagen have already allowed the driving data collected by Mobileye's NV chips and sensors installed in their vehicles be used in a collective map that Mobileye is working on to enable and improve autonomous driving.
Nissan has agreed to share information that will be merged with other carmakers' data to create precise maps, Mobileye said in a statement Tuesday. The pact deepens an existing relationship between Nissan and Mobileye, with the two already working together for the ProPilot driver-assistance system that debuted last year.
"We now have significant commitments from multiple global automakers to generate and share data," Shashua said in the statement. The map of drivable paths and landmarks Mobileye is building, called Global Roadbook, will be a "critical input within autonomous vehicle systems."
Collaborating with other automakers to share mapping data moves Mobileye closer to building a detailed map that can become the basis for an automotive industry standard for use in autonomous driving.
resource from: Bloomberg
Originally hailing from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry here in Silicon Valley. He has over 15 years of automotive experience and a bachelors degree 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 auto industry and beyond. He has worked at Uber on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology.
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