Veoneer has showcased the company’s newest Active Safety products during a Ride and Drive event for customers at the American centre for Mobility. At the event, Veoneer showcased the first demonstration of Zenuity’s system software using Veoneer sensors and computing platform.
Customers are experiencing on-track vehicle demonstrations of Veoneer’s latest Active Safety technologies this week in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Important technologies being showcased include a vehicle integrated with Zenuity’s system software and Veoneer’s forward corner radars and mono vision cameras. Zenuity, a 50/50 joint venture of Veoneer and Volvo Cars, started operations in 2017 to create technology for safe and intelligent mobility.
Last week it was announced that Volvo Cars is planning to use elements of the Zenuity software and Veoneer’s control unit hardware in autonomous drive ready base vehicles it supplies to Uber to implement a vehicle control module, allowing the vehicle to stop with minimal risks, even in challenging environments.
Veoneer’s technology portfolio, demonstrated at the Ride and Drive event, includes:
- Zenuity. World-leading scalable software solutions operating on a Veoneer ADAS ECU, using Veoneer’s 4th generation mono vision cameras and 77 GHz front radars. Features highlighted will include adaptive cruise control with stop and go, autonomous emergency braking, traffic jam assist and lane keeping assist, using the latest sensor fusion software.
- 4th Generation Mono Vision. Industry leading 100-degree camera visualisation with wider lateral detection capabilities, which can handle more complicated traffic scenarios than previous generations.
- Stereo Vision. Industry leading advanced stereo visualisation and real-life braking. Features highlighted will include general and 3D object detection, road surface profile generation, and driveable surface judgement, leading to a much better driving experience.
- Radar. Latest radar demonstration, using Veoneer’s 77GHz corner and front radars. Features highlighted will include long range motorcycle detection.
- Lidar. First demonstration of a very compact Lidar mounted behind the windshield near the rear-view mirror.
- In-Cabin Monitoring. First demonstration of Veoneer’s in-cabin monitoring system, which can monitor the entire passenger cabin.The system detects a child left behind in the vehicle and notifies the driver of the situation.
- Night Vision. Highlighting Veoneer’s 4th generation night vision with VGA resolution. The system demonstrates how a vehicle can drive autonomously, avoiding a pedestrian in total darkness and foggy conditions via input from an orthogonal and unique sensing of the car’s thermal environment.
- Learning Intelligent Vehicle. Third generation of Veoneer’s research vehicle which focuses on building trust between vehicle and driver using several Human Machine Interface related technologies, cloud based connected safety, driver monitoring and cloud-based mapping.
- Connectivity. Veoneer is partnering with Ericsson to enhance the driving experience by utilising Ericsson’s secure cloud platform and using AT&T’s private 4G LTE network at the American centre for Mobility. This technology will let drivers and vehicles interact with their surroundings, including near real-time roadside assistance, traffic controllers or emergency responders on the road in unanticipated situations like automobile accidents.
“This event is a great opportunity to highlight our broad portfolio of state of the art, production-ready Active Safety technology to our customers, ” says Jan Carlson, chairman, president and CEO at Veoneer. “I am particularly pleased that this is the first public demonstration of Zenuity’s software stack integrated with Veoneer’s sensors.”