Autonomous vehicles must be able to reliably recognize other road users, lane markings or traffic signs even in difficult weather conditions or poor lighting. Powerful software for capturing the vehicle environment plays a key role here. The technology group ZF has acquired six percent of the shares in the South Korean software company StradVision. The company is a pioneer in the field of image processing with artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles and driver assistance systems.
The surroundings of the vehicle are always in view
StradVision software enables vehicles to accurately detect and identify objects such as other vehicles, lanes, pedestrians, animals, traffic signs and lights even in difficult weather conditions or poor lighting. The software relies on perceptual algorithms based on deep learning, using relatively little memory and consuming little power. It can also be adapted and optimized for a variety of different hardware platforms. The StradVision software is already being used in large numbers in assisted or autonomous vehicle models.
ZF as a system provider for autonomous driving
Autonomous driving and vehicle software are among the strategic technology fields within the ZF product portfolio. ZF system solutions for automated driving include high-performance computers such as ZF ProAI, automotive software that supports ADAS and AD functions, sensors such as cameras, radar and LiDAR, and intelligent actuators.