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Mobileye and Delphi join forces

The two companies agreed to develop jointly SAE level-4/5 automated driving solutions for 2019. Mobileye provides it's EyeQ system-on-chip (SoC) and Delphi will contribute software algorithms.

Mobileye provides the vision system and vehicle location; Delphi contributes the sensor suite, the multi-domain controller, and the software for the self-driving (Photo: Mobileye/Delphi)

The partners' CSLP (central sensing localization and planning) platform will be demonstrated in combined urban and highway driving at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. Production is planned for 2019. The automated driving solution will be based on Mobileye's EyeQ 4/5 system. Comprising sensor signal processing, data fusion, world view generation, and the Road Experience Management (REMTM) system, which will be used for real-time mapping and vehicle localization. Of course, the SoC-based system features CAN connectivity, in order to link the system into in-vehicle networks. Delphi will contribute automated driving software algorithms from its Ottomatika acquisition, which include the path and motion planning features, and Delphi's Multi-Domain Controller (MDC) with the camera, radar and Lidar suite. In addition, teams from both companies will develop the next generation of sensor fusion technology as well as the next generation human-like "driving policy".

"The Mobileye and Delphi relationship started in 2002 with the implementation of what was one of the most advanced active safety systems of the time. Our long history together is key to the success of this ambitious endeavor," said Professor Amnon Shashua, Mobileye Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Clark, Delphi President and Chief Executive Officer, added: "This partnership will allow us to give our customers an increased level of automated capabilities faster and more cost effectively. The collective expertise of our two organizations will accelerate the creation of new approaches and capabilities that would likely not have been possible working alone. This is a win-win for both companies and our customers."

Partnerships with OEMs have not been disclosed. Some carmakers develop their own solutions for automated driving, e.g. General Motors, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Ford recently announced its ambitious plan on self-driving cars. The solution by Mobileye and Delphi addresses mainly smaller OEMs, which are followers. Mobileye has announced earlier this year a partnership with BMW and Intel to develop solutions for self-driving cars. The connection with Tesla has been cut. Rumors said because the e-car pioneer has marketed aggressively its EyeQ-based Autopilot system.


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