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NXP and Hella Aglaia expand advanced driver assistance platform

Hella Aglaia and NXP are expanding their current advanced driver assistance system platform with artificial intelligence capability in 2018.

Hella Aglaia’s ADAS platforms include NXP’s S32 and i.MX auto-grade processors, enabling a safe, scalable and complete range of front vision NCAP safety functionality, allowing manufacturers to utilise in the volume car segment.

The next step in the cooperation is to add artificial intelligence for automated driving to this innovative modular setup, say the companies. 

The companies add that this will offer system integrators and carmakers unprecedented design flexibility while complying with stringent ASIL safety requirements.

Many of today’s available vision platforms are closed and proprietary, inhibiting further software integration.

From a system integrator and carmaker perspective this effectively “locks out” the ability to innovate and combine the best available sensor technology and software sources in the market.

Hella and NXP’s cooperation and joint development work is based on the conviction that camera-based platforms must be open and safe to enable NCAP functions and level 3 to 5 automated driving.

Kamal Khouri, general manager and vice president of ADAS, NXP Semiconductors, says: “Reliably and safely replacing the senses of a human driver is a complex task that demands the industry’s best in terms of hardware, software and acceleration technology.

“For these reasons, Hella Aglaia’s expertise in ADAS software is a great fit with our innovative and leading semiconductor solutions.”

Kay Talmi, managing director, Hella Aglaia, says: “We strongly believe in a safe and open ADAS model that allows Tier 1 and OEMs to freely pick and combine hardware and software components from the best suppliers in the market and which supports them in integrating their own IP to create their specific unique selling points.”