Intel’s Jerusalem-based subsidiary Mobileye, a developer of ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and ZF Group, a German automotive parts manufacturer, are teaming up to develop ADAS for Japanese automotive giant Toyota for use in multiple vehicle platforms starting in the next few years.
As part of the agreement, ZF, which already incorporates Mobileye tech into its automotive cameras, will also supply its Gen 21 mid-range radar and be responsible for the integration of camera and radar in Toyota vehicles, the companies announced this week. Mobileye’s EyeQ4, an advanced application-specific vision computing system-on-chips (SoC) for level 4 autonomous driving, will be combined with ZF’s Gen 21 mid-range radar technology to interpret the environment around Toyota vehicles.
“Together, these technologies will help prevent and mitigate collisions while yielding best-in-class lateral and longitudinal vehicle control,” according to the announcement.
The new relationship with Toyota significantly extends the reach of Mobileye and ZF safety technology to enhance safety and driver convenience functions on world roadways, the parties said in a press statement.
“Mobileye is delighted to be working with ZF to develop leading driver-assistance and safety technology for Toyota, the world’s largest automaker,” said Professor Amnon Shahua, co-founder and CEO of Mobileye and VP at Intel.
“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.”
ZF and Mobileye said they will continue to be a winning combination for world automakers, allowing them to take a major step forward in autonomy with computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, localization, mapping, and best-in-class lateral vehicle control technology for systems such as lane keeping/lane centering.