Tata Elxsi says it is to licence its autonomous vehicle middleware platform, ‘Autonomai’ to an unnamed top five automotive OEM for its driverless car R&D.

The Autonomai platform provides carmakers and Tier-1 automotive suppliers with a modular solution covering Perception, GNC and Drive-by-wire systems, to build, test and deploy autonomous vehicles.

This solution supports sensor fusion with a variety of sensors from cameras to Radar and Lidar and leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning-based algorithms to deliver the complex use-case scenarios expected of driverless cars.

Autonomai also allows rapid region-specific adaptation through its pre-integrated validation datasets and AI and deep learning capabilities.

“We are delighted with this latest win for Autonomai by one of the world’s top five car OEMs,” said Tata Elxsi SVP marketing, Nitin Pai. “Carmakers will need to ensure self-driving cars are able to communicate with each other through technologies such as V2X, adapt to different driving conditions, receive real-time maps and over-the-air software updates.

“As importantly, OEMs need to transform the current HMI to one that leverages AI, multi-modal interfaces and sensors to ensure passengers are not only safe, but feel safe too.

“The value of Autonomai is further enhanced by Tata Elxsi’s automotive software integration and validation capabilities, its portfolio of complementary next-gen solutions, including V2X, e-cockpit and automated validation and an award-winning HMI design team.”