Written by Thembani Magazi – June 23, 2021
Reviewed by Kfir Kedem
Mobileye is an Intel subsidiary that we’ve written about before here at Auto Trendy. Their work in ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) systems development is exemplary and they are among the front running companies in the driverless car market with their success predicted to grow well into 2027 according to a report released by Zion Market Research. ZF is another company making waves in automotive technology. Together the two companies are working together to bring advanced driver assistance systems to Toyota vehicles.
As part of the agreement, ZF will supply its Gen 21 mid-range radar and be responsible for smooth integration of camera and radar in Toyota cars. Mobileye’s EyeQ®4 will be paired with the Gen 21 to precisely interpret the environment around Toyota cars. EyeQ®4 is an advanced application-specific vision computing system-on-chips (SoC) for Level 4 autonomous driving. The goal is for these two technologies to prevent, mitigate and manage collisions while providing industry-leading lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
“ZF looks forward to working closely with Toyota and Mobileye to develop advanced safety systems designed to meet advanced global safety regulations,” said Christophe Marnat, executive VP, Electronics and ADAS division at ZF. “Our innovative technologies will deliver outstanding performance and robustness for fusion-based systems and ADAS functions.”
Auto Trendy’s take:
Mobileye has a promising future when it comes to driverless vehicles. Auto Trendy will be monitoring them closely to see what nifty solutions they come up with in the coming years. They are making strategic partnerships with other companies to ensure they remain competitive with the likes of Cruise Automation, Waymo, Nokia, Nvidia, Audi, BMW, Ford, Google, General Motors, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo, Toyota, Baidu, and Jaguar who are dominating the market at the moment. Us technology enthusiasts are in for a treat as innovation in this sector ramps up. Our cars will soon perceive the world in much the same way we do and this development does begin to raise an interesting question: will our cars soon, fundamentally, begin to make better decisions than we do?