DRIVECORE™ EXPLAINED: DEMONSTRATING VISTEON’S AUTONOMOUS DRIVING PLATFORM
Steadily building awareness and credibility of its capabilities in the ADAS domain, Visteon paves the way for autonomous driving by offering automotive manufacturers a complete portfolio of technologies that, with the increasing automation of vehicles, provides new approaches to user experience and interaction with the vehicle and the environment.
The DriveCore™ autonomous driving solution is an open, scalable platform that allows automakers, developers and suppliers to collaborate on innovations addressing the new demands of autonomous driving. Based on a central domain controller, DriveCore™ incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) for object detection and tracking, sensor fusion, situation analysis and behavioral planning.
Visteon's DriveCore™ Explained
Addressing evolving industry trends, the end-to-end DriveCore™ platform incorporates three components:
Compute – a modular and scalable computing hardware platform
Runtime – a framework and middleware toward embedded development
Studio – a PC-based tool for algorithm development
Leveraging these advanced functionalities, DriveCore™ enables Highway Pilot, which relieves the driver from their primary driving tasks. It includes automatic cruise control, lane centring, automatic lane change and overtaking.
In valet parking mode, the vehicle searches for a free parking space. Path planning for pedestrians and obstacle detection and avoidance are employed as part of the system.
"Several trends and transformations are currently dominating the automotive industry. Driven by requirements for new autonomous vehicles, cockpit platforms are moving from discrete computing systems to centralized systems. Centralized computing – using domain controllers – provides unprecedented flexibility, power and speed for handling the vast amount of sensors required for failsafe autonomous driving. It is steered by stringent functional safety demands, requests for higher automation levels and new E/E vehicle architectures.” Matthias Schulze, vice president, technology management & ADAS
Visteon’s DriveCore™ is the first fully scalable solution for Level 2+ to Level 4 autonomous driving applications. The company currently has a co-development program for DriveCore™ with automaker GAC of China, and is also in advanced discussions with other global vehicle manufacturers.
Automated valet parking demonstration
Based on Visteon’s scalable DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform, the valet parking feature enables the driver to take a hands-off approach to parking as the system is capable of parking a vehicle in an open bay independently.
DriveCore™: Valet Parking
Drivers have the option to leave their vehicle at dedicated drop-off locations from where the vehicle will navigate autonomously to an available parking spot - without the need for the driver to supervise the parking maneuver.
When it is time to retrieve the vehicle, the driver can request the vehicle to pick them up at the drop-off zone.
Visteon’s valet parking enables the vehicle to search for a free parking space or have the driver – or car park operator – assign an appropriate space. The system incorporates path planning for pedestrians, obstacle detection and avoidance, while longitudinal and lateral control are engaged when the vehicle is in low-speed.