ECARX Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ECX), a global mobility technology provider, is teaming up with Mobileye (Nasdaq: MBLY) in building a one box solution integrating automated driving and parking features, that will enable hands-off and eyes-off self-driving on controlled-access highways. Based on the Mobileye Chauffeur™ consumer AV platform, this solution is planned to be put into mass production in the Polestar 4 electric SUV coupé.
Furthermore, ECARX and Mobileye will also collaborate on a driver-assist solution and a cockpit-driving-parking integrated solution based on the latest EyeQ™6 automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC).
Drawing upon the technical strength of Mobileye Chauffeur™ perception and driving policy platform, ECARX will provide Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) with an integrated solution that supports mass production, in which ECARX will be responsible for the development of parking-related algorithms and functions, local production of hardware used in the domain controller unit, quality management and supply chain, compliance with related driving and parking regulations and data requirement, and also testing and validation of user experience features.
Mobileye Chauffeur™ adds a layer of active radar and lidar sensor to Mobileye’s class-leading computer vision perception to create two subsystems working in parallel to ensure redundancy. This feeds into a proprietary driving policy system that can be customized by the OEM for a brand-aligned driving experience, all run on the ultra-efficient EyeQ™6 SoC.
Polestar 4 is expected to become the world’s first mass-produced car to adopt Mobileye Chauffeur™ consumer AV technology. At launch, Chauffeur™ will offer hands-off and eyes-off, point-to-point autonomous driving on highways, as well as eyes-on automated driving for other environments, in identified operational design domains.
To date, ECARX’s intelligent cockpit solutions have been installed in more than 5.2 million vehicles worldwide. The company’s global R&D team has strong mass production and delivery capabilities, and rich experience in defining driver-focused products, as well as full-stack autonomous driving R&D capabilities spanning from artificial intelligence algorithms to embedded systems, and from closed-loop data to iterative system evolution. ECARX’s R&D strategy of integrated driving and parking solutions, software/hardware integration and driving/cockpit integration enables innovative mass-produced solutions.
This collaboration between ECARX and Mobileye leverages their respective advantages – mainly ECARX’s R&D capability and Mobileye’s intelligent driving technology – to realize mass production of an integrated driving-parking driver-assist solution with fast adaptation to China’s road conditions and scenarios.
Ziyu Shen, Chairman and CEO of ECARX said, “It is exciting to partner with Mobileye to jointly deliver an integrated, advanced driving-parking driver-assist solution. The mass production and delivery of eyes-off and hands-off intelligent driving solution will be a truly groundbreaking achievement in the intelligent mobility industry, empowering Polestar to present an awe-inspiring mobility experience.”
“We look forward to bringing Chauffeur™ into production through this collaboration with ECARX,” said Prof. Amnon Shashua, President and CEO of Mobileye. “China leads the world in putting advanced driving technology on the road, and through Chauffeur™ we can demonstrate the real potential for safe, affordable autonomous driving for consumers.”
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, commented: “We are very keen to push innovation in our performance electric vehicles together with Mobileye and ECARX. We know that driving yourself is not always fun and exciting – an integration of Mobileye’s Chauffeur™ system would mean our customers could enable autonomous driving technology when they want, making all future journeys enjoyable.”News Source: GlobeNewswire