Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), a leading automotive cockpit technology company, is enhancing its DriveCore Studio™ autonomous driving development environment through software from Microsoft Corp. that maximizes the power and scalability of the cloud.
DriveCore Studio™ – part of Visteon’s DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform – now allows developers to tap into Microsoft Azure cloud, Microsoft’s global, hyper-scale intelligent cloud, to develop, test and validate algorithms. With global coverage from data center regions worldwide, the Microsoft solution brings highly scalable levels of processing power to DriveCore Studio™, allowing automakers and developers to securely meet the computing demands of Level 3- autonomous systems.
DriveCore™ was designed as a complete technology platform, consisting of the hardware, in-vehicle middleware and PC-based software toolset needed to develop machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving applications of Level 3 and above.
A cloud-based development environment, DriveCore Studio™ enables automakers and partners to create and support an ecosystem of algorithm developers, unlocking innovation potential through an open framework for developing algorithms using sensor-based artificial intelligence. It allows easy integration of third-party algorithms and access to real-life sensor data – complemented by a simulation, validation and benchmarking environment for perception algorithms for object detection and feature-based path planning.
“Meeting the computing demands of Level 3- autonomous driving solutions will require collaboration from multiple companies offering specific expertise,” said Markus Schupfner, Visteon senior vice president and chief technology officer. “DriveCore Studio™ on Microsoft Azure enables Visteon to reach more customers and developers, and speed up our autonomous development efforts. This is a prime example of seamlessly integrating cloud solutions within the automotive cockpit environment to benefit global vehicle manufacturers.”
Visteon will host demonstrations of DriveCore™ at CES 2019, where it will also showcase the integration of DriveCore™ with its SmartCore™ cockpit domain controller. The integration of these two platforms – combined with artificial intelligence and a new breed of larger, curved displays – establishes a new architecture to enable the new requirements of electric and automated vehicles.
CES 2019 will mark Visteon’s 20th year as an exhibitor, which ranks the company among the longest-running show participants in the automotive industry. For those attending CES, Visteon can be found in Central Plaza Pavilion 13.