Arm, Toyota, GM, DENSO, Continental, Bosch, NXP and Nvidia are creating the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), a new group of industry leaders focused on accelerating the delivery of safer and affordable autonomous vehicles on a large scale.
The main aim of the initiative is to make fully self-driving vehicles a reality through industry-level collaboration. It will do this, in a first step, by developing a set of recommendations for a system architecture and a computing platform that reconciles the performance requirements of autonomous systems with the vehicle-specific requirements and resulting limitations of size, temperature range, power consumption and safety.
“The future of mobility and the safe, scalable deployment of ADAS to fully autonomous vehicles for mass production requires unprecedented industry collaboration,” said Dipti Vachani, senior vice president and general manager, automotive and IoT line of business, Arm. “The AVCC brings together leaders from across the automotive industry landscape to tackle complex foundational technological and computing challenges to accelerate our path to a truly autonomous future.”
Michael Meier, director of engineering and product management, drivers assistance and automated driving, Bosch, commented, “As part of the AVCC, Bosch will help to develop recommendations for software APIs for each building block in an autonomous system.”
“The massive amount of technological innovation required to power fully self-driving vehicles at scale requires collaboration at an industry level,” said Massimo Osella, AVCC chairman of the board, and lab group manager, research and development at General Motors. “We are delighted to join this group of key leaders in the automotive industry. As the AVCC, we are working together to create the go-to organization for autonomous computing expertise to help bring this technology to market.”
Satoru Taniguchi, AVCC board member and project general manager, electronics control system development division at Toyota, said “The AVCC understands the technological complexities and obstacles that need to be overcome for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. Toyota aims to work with the other AVCC members to deliver a conceptual computing platform that addresses these challenges.”