Cutting-edge data analytics system developed by FHI and IBM greatly increases test efficiency

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Subaru manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) and IBM Japan have collaborated in the development of a revolutionary data analytics system of images obtained when testing advanced safety systems. This includes output from Subaru’s EyeSight system and evaluation of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies used in advanced driver assistance systems.

Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system is the world’s first to use only stereo cameras to detect the presence of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. In addition to avoiding frontal collisions and limiting damage in the event of an accident, the EyeSight technology has made possible a host of other preventive safety functions, notably adaptive cruise control and active lane keep.

Working together with IBM Japan, FHI developed a system, which is now in operation, that integrates and comprehensively manages vast amounts of test image data. This will allow FHI engineers to easily search for and analyze test images. This system is also expected to improve development efficiency, significantly contributing toward the attainment of advanced driver assist.

In the future FHI and IBM Japan aim to build a new system using IBM’s Watson Internet of Things for automotive, and verify the applicability of the technology in advanced driver assistance systems through understanding characteristics of the latest technologies in the cloud and AI.

FHI is promoting the development of self-driving vehicles technology by advancing safety performance and reliability verified through EyeSight. The collaboration with IBM Japan is a basis for accelerating this development and evolving its technology dramatically.

April 28, 2016

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