VISTEON ENHANCES DRIVECORE STUDIO™ THROUGH MICROSOFT AZURE SOFTWARE FOR CLOUD DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SYSTEMS

LAS VEGAS – Visteon Corporation, a leading automotive cockpit technology company, is enhancing its DriveCore Studio™ autonomous driving development environment through software from Microsoft Corp. that maximizes the power and scalability of the Cloud.

DriveCore Studio™ – part of Visteon’s DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform – now allows developers to tap into Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft’s global, hyper-scale intelligent Cloud, to develop, test and validate algorithms. With global coverage from data center regions worldwide, the Microsoft solution brings highly scalable levels of processing power to DriveCore Studio™, allowing automakers and developers to securely meet the computing demands of Level 3-plus autonomous systems.

DriveCore™ was designed as a complete technology platform, consisting of the hardware, in-vehicle middleware and PC-based software toolset needed to develop machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving applications of Level 3 and above.

A Cloud-based development environment, DriveCore Studio™ enables automakers and partners to create and support an ecosystem of algorithm developers, unlocking innovation potential through an open framework for developing algorithms using sensor-based artificial intelligence (AI). It allows easy integration of third-party algorithms and access to real-life sensor data - complemented by a simulation, validation and benchmarking environment for perception algorithms for object detection and feature-based path planning.

Visteon will host demonstrations of DriveCore™ at CES 2019, where it will also showcase the integration of DriveCore™ with its SmartCore™ cockpit domain controller. The integration of these two platforms – combined with AI and a new breed of larger, curved displays – establishes a new architecture to enable the requirements of electric and automated vehicles.

“Meeting the computing demands of Level 3-plus autonomous driving solutions will require collaboration from multiple companies offering specific expertise. DriveCore Studio™ on Microsoft Azure enables Visteon to reach more customers and developers, and speed up our autonomous development efforts. This is a prime example of seamlessly integrating Cloud solutions within the automotive cockpit environment to benefit global vehicle manufacturers.” Markus Schupfner, Chief Technology Officer, Visteon

 
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