Mobileye Starts Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Germany
19 July, 2020
Received the TÜV SÜD approval for its vehicle and functional safety concept. This allows Mobileye to perform AV testing in real-world traffic on all German roads at speeds up to 130 kilometers per hour
TÜV Süd had awarded Mobileye an automated vehicle testing permit. As a leading expert in the field of safe and secure automated driving, TÜV SÜD enabled Mobileye to obtain approval from German authorities by validating the vehicle and functional safety concepts of Mobileye’s AV test vehicle. This allows Mobileye to perform AV testing in real-world traffic on all German roads at speeds up to 130 kilometers per hour.
Mobileye is starting testing in Munich and also plans additional testing in other parts of Germany. The permit allows Mobileye to demonstrate its self-driving system (SDS) for MaaS and consumer autonomous vehicles. The SDS is comprised of vision sensing, two independent perception sub-systems, crowd-sourced mapping in the form of Road Experience Management (REM) and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) driving policy.
Driving with Electronic Map
Owned by Intel, Mobileye has already laid the foundations with REM. In cooperation with various automobile manufacturers, data from 25 million vehicles is expected to be collected by 2025, to create high-definition maps of the worldwide road infrastructure. The company estimates that millions of kilometers of roads across the globe are mapped every day with the REM technology.
Intel, Mobileye and Moovit push the implementation of mobility-as-a-service. All means of transport — from public transport to car and bike sharing services to ride hailing and ride sharing with self-driving vehicles — will be bundled within one service offering of Moovit and Mobileye, smartly managed by Moovit’s mobility intelligence platform.
Last week Mobileye and WILLER, a large transportation operator in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, announced a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology.
WILLER has partnered with Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation, the largest bus operator in Taiwan, Mai Linh, the largest taxi company in Vietnam, and with 150 local transportation providers in Japan. On top of these partnerships, it will provide self-driving ride-hailing and ride-sharing services in the region, together with Mobileye.
High-Volume Agreement with Ford
This week, Mobileye and Ford Announced High-Volume Agreement for ADAS in Global Vehicles: Mobileye was chosen to be the supplier of vision-sensing technology for Ford’s advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). It will provide its EyeQ sensing technology to support Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology available ADAS features, such as Lane-Keeping System, auto high-beam headlamps, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering.
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