MOBILEYE, GEELY TO OFFER MOST ROBUST DRIVER-ASSISTANCE FEATURES
>> New Lynk & Co Electric Vehicle to Feature Mobileye SuperVision for Scalable ADAS
BEIJING – Geely Auto Group, the largest privately held auto manufacturer in China, unveiled the highly anticipated premium electric vehicle (EV), Zero Concept, from Lynk & Co – a brand under Geely Auto Group – at a Lynk & Co brand event held in conjunction with the Beijing Auto Show. The new Zero Concept EV will feature Lynk & Co’s CoPilot solution powered by Mobileye SuperVision™ surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities. Utilizing Mobileye’s production-ready SuperVision system based on Mobileye’s leading EyeQ5® system-on-chip (SoC) alongside Geely’s accelerated production capabilities will enable Geely Auto Group to deliver a new suite of advanced driver-assist features to consumers beginning in fall 2021.
“We created the Lynk & Co brand in 2016 with the goal of providing a new, premium experience for global consumers; to date, we have delivered over 300,000 Lynk & Co units to customers. In the next phase of our growth, we will collaborate with Mobileye to deliver an entirely new driving experience that is truly unmatched,” said An Conghui, Geely Auto Group chief executive officer. “Lynk & Co CoPilot powered by Mobileye’s SuperVision system will bring the most advanced vision-based driving-assistance technology to the production version of the Lynk & Co Zero Concept, making it soon to be one of the world’s leading premium vehicles with the most robust driver-assist features.”
“Our collaboration with Geely is a game changer for the global automotive industry as it brings our industry-leading surround-vision technology to market in one of the most advanced driver-assistance systems,” said Amnon Shashua, senior vice president at Intel and president and chief executive officer of Mobileye, an Intel company. “We are thrilled to help Geely offer Lynk & Co drivers an exciting and advanced package of high-level driver aids and safety features, including point-to-point highway pilot and traffic-jam assist, all powered by Mobileye’s SuperVision surround-view driver-assistance system and kept current with OTA updates.”
The collaboration between Geely and Mobileye comes amid a growing demand for electric vehicles in China and beyond, as well as increased interest in safer, cleaner transportation solutions. The future production-ready Zero Concept EV featuring Mobileye SuperVision ADAS technology will present a new, groundbreaking option for consumers as China’s EV market rapidly expands.
Lynk & Co CoPilot, powered by Mobileye’s SuperVision system, is a first-of-its-kind ADAS-to-AV scalable system, supported by the unprecedented use of surround-view cameras and other driving policy and navigation technologies powered by two EyeQ5 SoCs, Mobileye’s most advanced SoC. The solution brings cutting-edge safety technology to assist human drivers in a multitude of different driving scenarios.
In addition to enabling high-level driver assistance in the Zero Concept EV over several years, Geely and Mobileye announced a high-volume ADAS agreement to equip a variety of Geely Auto Group makes and models with Mobileye vision-sensing technology. The long-term agreement will see multiple Geely Auto Group brands and vehicles outfitted with Mobileye-powered ADAS features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
WHY THE GEELY AUTO GROUP WIN IS A GAME CHANGER
>> Fully Integrated Mobileye SuperVision System Enables Faster Production for OEMs
By Amnon Shashua - Senior Vice President, President and CEO of Mobileye, an Intel Company
As I have said consistently, it is critical to first get the technology right before bringing it to production to enable rapid scaling. The deal we announced with Geely Auto Group today, which utilizes our proven surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), pays off that philosophy.
Geely Auto Group will use Mobileye’s full-stack, 360-degree camera solution in its brand-new, premium-model, L2+ electric vehicle (EV) from Lynk & Co – the Zero Concept – reaching consumers in late 2021. This system, which today we are launching as Mobileye SuperVision™, is a direct derivative of our autonomous driving program and utilizes the camera-only portion of our truly redundant sensing suite that we are developing for Level 4 autonomous vehicles (AVs).
Delivery of such a complex solution in about a year – just one-third the usual design time – is unprecedented in the automotive industry but crucial to Geely’s ability to meet customer demand. Mobileye can meet such a tight schedule because of the time and effort spent refining and testing our camera-only, self-driving system for our AVs.
Because we have remained heads-down in perfecting this technology and are not distracted by various go-to-market schemes, we can now deliver Mobileye SuperVision for commercial use quickly and in volume to our OEM partners.
This win marks the first time Mobileye will be responsible for the full solution stack, including hardware and software, driving policy and control. Due to the complexity of the project, we will also supply a multidomain controller that will be validated for automotive and serve as a subsystem for very advanced ADAS solutions worldwide.
It also marks the first time that an OEM has publicly noted Mobileye’s plan to provide over-the-air updates to the system after deployment. While this capability has always been in our repertoire, Geely and Mobileye want to assure customers that we can easily scale their driving-assistance features and keep everything up to date across the car’s lifetime.
Our SuperVision camera-only solution is based on two Mobileye EyeQ5® system-on-chips – complete with seven long-range and four close-range cameras – and delivers a 360-degree surround view to enable a scalable feature bundle supporting highway hands-free, navigation-based highway-to-highway, arterial, and up to urban hands-free driving. We’re also providing our Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) based driving policy, which helps the vehicle operate safely where lane markings may not be visible and other road users might pose a hazard. The Mobileye SuperVision system supports the capabilities we have shown in our drone-view videos of our AVs driving in Jerusalem.
The Geely deal is significant for its size, scope and timeline. But most importantly, it proves that there is a valuable use case for AV technology in the most advanced driver-assistance systems. We are thrilled that Geely selected Mobileye SuperVision for its new Lynk & Co Zero Concept EV, and we look forward to quickly commercializing what is arguably the world’s most advanced driver-assistance solution.