Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide autonomous vehicle software developer Zenuity with the artificial intelligence and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure it needs to develop the next generation of technologies.
HPE will supply core data processing services that will enable Zenuity to gather, store, organize and analyze the data it generates globally from its network of test vehicles and software development centers.
The service is powered by purpose-built HPC technologies – HPE Apollo systems, HPE ProLiant servers, and a high performance parallel Lustre file based storage solution – and will be delivered through the as-a-service HPE GreenLake offering. HPE Pointnext Services will manage the solution, creating an easy-to-use environment for Zenuity’s developers as they test, learn and validate new generations of its flagship autonomous driving software.
“These are the crucial building blocks of the autonomous cars of the future. HPE is providing us with the foundations upon which everything else is built,” said Dennis Nobelius (pictured left), chief executive of Zenuity.
“The paradigm shift we’ve seen in the past few years has been remarkable, with autonomous vehicles presenting the biggest opportunity we’ve seen in decades to disrupt and revolutionize the automotive industry. To meet this challenge, optimizing the convergence of HPC, data analytics and artificial intelligence is vital,” said Antonio Neri (pictured right), chief executive officer at HPE.
“As Zenuity leads this change, ensuring an ecosystem that supports this convergence, coupled with matching infrastructure across edge computing, storage, compute and services is vital. This kind of partnership will provide Zenuity with the innovation and flexibility to adapt as it grows and is exactly why we’re committed to offering everything as-a-service to our customers,” Neri continued.
Zenuity’s Nobelius added, “While many of those trying to be first to market in the autonomous vehicle industry are moving at pace toward deployment, our focus is on delivering solutions that are the safest. Building our real-life safety benchmark is part of this goal and relies on our ability to deliver a world-leading software stack built upon reliable infrastructure.”
Roll-out is due to begin in summer this year, starting in Sweden.
Zenuity is a joint venture between vehicle manufacturer Volvo Cars and Veoneer, a developer of automotive technologies.