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Euro NCAP approves AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad Spin for official testing


Euro NCAP approves AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad Spin for official testing

AB Dynamics’ ADAS target platform LaunchPad Spin has received approval from Euro NCAP. The platform is the latest addition to AB Dynamics’ range of officially listed test equipment, which provides approved target and propulsion solutions for a variety of test scenarios involving cars, motorcycles and pedestrians.

The LaunchPad Spin is designed to carry a variety of vulnerable road user (VRU) targets, including pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooters and animals. It is also compatible with the Soft Pedestrian 360, a fully approved pedestrian target and propulsion testing solution.

Equipped with AB Dynamics’ latest RC software, the LaunchPad Spin offers precise positioning, rapid scenario reset and coordination of all test objects with an accuracy of 2cm.

Continue reading Euro NCAP approves AB Dynamics’ LaunchPad Spin for official testing at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


Nio integrates automotive-grade GPT technology into in-car assistant NOMI


Nio integrates automotive-grade GPT technology into in-car assistant NOMI

Chinese auto manufacturer Nio has introduced automotive-grade GPT technology to its in-car assistant NOMI across its range of smart EVs in Europe.

The rollout of NOMI GPT began on April 5 via over-the-air updates through the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, starting with Nio’s entire European range of smart EVs on the NT2.0 platform. This update makes NOMI among the first in-vehicle artificial intelligence systems to incorporate GPT technology as a standard feature. It is initially available in English, German and Norwegian.

The GPT technology feature aims to complement the abilities of Nio’s in-car assistant, by addressing more complex queries and providing more intuitive and human-like voice control capabilities while also delivering vehicle-specific information.

Continue reading Nio integrates automotive-grade GPT technology into in-car assistant NOMI at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


FEATURE: Behind the wheel of an Inceptio autonomous truck on a 900km haul through eastern China


FEATURE: Behind the wheel of an Inceptio autonomous truck on a 900km haul through eastern China

Inceptio, a Chinese developer of autonomous driving technologies for heavy-duty trucks, recently gave AAVI an exclusive insight into how it continues to help Deppon Express improve efficiency on its regular Shanghai-Jinan operational route.

Deppon began trial operations of Inceptio’s technology in September 2021 and has continued to use it ever since. This particular case study follows a recent trip in February, and shows how Inceptio’s technology helped a single driver complete a nearly 13-hour run from Shanghai through rain, fog and strong winds.

On the road

On a cold February morning in Shanghai, driver Shuangying Li starts the engine of a 6X4 heavy-duty truck.

Continue reading FEATURE: Behind the wheel of an Inceptio autonomous truck on a 900km haul through eastern China at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


City of Detroit launches autonomous shuttle pilot project


City of Detroit launches autonomous shuttle pilot project

Detroit, in collaboration with Bedrock, Michigan Central, and the State Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), is set to deploy ‘Connect,’ an autonomous vehicle (AV) transit pilot aimed at advancing the city’s commitment to zero-emission public transportation.

The Connect pilot will establish a shuttle service on a a 10.8-mile route between Michigan Central and Detroit’s East Riverfront . Funding of US$1.5m (US$500,000 from each company) for the first year has been secured from Michigan Central, Bedrock and the State OFME.

“Through collaborative efforts, we not only aim to provide a reliable and efficient transportation experience connecting neighborhoods, transit routes and modes and economic hubs but also position Detroit at the forefront of the autonomous vehicle race,” said Tim Slusser, chief of the City of Detroit’s Office of Mobility Innovation.

Continue reading City of Detroit launches autonomous shuttle pilot project at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


BrightDrive and SiMa.ai collaborate on AD technology development


BrightDrive and SiMa.ai collaborate on AD technology development

Autonomous driving (AD) technology company BrightDrive has partnered with SiMa.ai, a company specializing in software-centric embedded edge machine learning systems-on-chip, to accelerate innovation in autonomous driving.

The companies are looking to leverage SiMa.ai’s MLSoC technology alongside BrightDrive’s advanced hardware platform.

BrightDrive’s autonomous driving HW Platform is designed to support self-driving applications ranging from Level 1 to 5. This platform, BrightDrive says, has processing capabilities, high data bandwidth, low power consumption and is Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ISO 26262) compliant. It is slated for release by late 2026.

SiMa.ai’s MLSoC platform is purpose-built to support the deployment and scalability of machine learning models at the embedded edge.

Continue reading BrightDrive and SiMa.ai collaborate on AD technology development at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


Nio opens Smart Driving Technology Center in Berlin


Nio opens Smart Driving Technology Center in Berlin

Nio has officially opened its Smart Driving Technology Center in Schönefeld, near Berlin, Germany. It is Nio’s first such center outside of China and is further proof of the company’s international ambitions.

“The unveiling of our European Smart Driving Technology Center in Berlin marks a pivotal moment in our journey as a premium global brand,” said Hui Zhang, Nio’s group VP, during the center’s launch. He added that the company’s European team has grown from 20 people in 2015 to 900 in 2024.

“Smart Driving technologies epitomize our essence as a forward-thinking, smart EV company,” Zhang continued.

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Infineon and Green Hills Software present integrated platform for real-time applications for SDVs


Infineon and Green Hills Software present integrated platform for real-time applications for SDVs

Infineon Technologies and Green Hills Software, an embedded safety and security company, have launched an integrated microcontroller-based processing platform designed for safety-critical real-time automotive systems.

The platform combines Green Hills’ safety-certified real-time operating system (RTOS) µ-velOSity with Infineon’s new generation of safety controllers, Aurix TC4x, to provide OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with a safe and secure processing platform for developing domain and zonal controllers, as well as drivetrains for electric vehicles (EVs), within their next-generation software-defined vehicle (SDV) architectures.

The development of new automotive electronic control units (ECUs) is needed for the evolving vehicle E/E architecture of SDVs.

Continue reading Infineon and Green Hills Software present integrated platform for real-time applications for SDVs at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.


AMD delivers end-to-end acceleration for AI-driven embedded systems with expanded adaptive SoC portfolio


AMD delivers end-to-end acceleration for AI-driven embedded systems with expanded adaptive SoC portfolio

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has expanded its Versal adaptive system on chip (SoC) portfolio with the introduction of the new Versal AI Edge Series Gen 2 and Versal Prime Series Gen 2 adaptive SoCs. These devices integrate preprocessing, AI inference and postprocessing capabilities into a single device to provide end-to-end acceleration for AI-driven embedded systems.

The Versal Series Gen 2 devices build upon the first generation with new AI engines expected to deliver up to 3x higher TOPs-per-watt and up to 10x more scalar compute, AMD says.

The advancements aim to balance performance, power, area and functional safety and security features, with the Gen 2 solutions enabling “the design of high-performance, edge-optimized products for the automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial, vision, healthcare, broadcast and pro AV markets”, AMD says.

Continue reading AMD delivers end-to-end acceleration for AI-driven embedded systems with expanded adaptive SoC portfolio at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle International.