The Intel-owned machine vision company Mobileye is teaming up with Zeekr, Geely’s global electric mobility technology brand to expand their strategic technology partnership with the goal of developing a new all-electric consumer vehicle with Level 4 driverless capabilities.
The planned autonomous vehicle =will be powered by six EyeQ®5 system-on-chips to process Mobileye “True Redundanc” sensing, Responsibility-Sensitive Safety-based driving policy and a new open collaboration model on Road Experience Management™ mapping technology.
They say the vehicle will utilise Geely SEA architecture’s redundant braking, steering and power, under an “open EyeQ” concept that allows efficient integration with Zeekr software technologies. In addition, Mobileye will enhance its China-related research and development capabilities, establishing a local data centre and is enhancing its local teams to support its rapidly growing China activities.
“The broadening scope of our partnership reflects just how closely Mobileye and Zeekr are aligned on the vision for future mobility,” said Prof Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and chief executive officer. “Zeekr’s confidence in Mobileye as a technology partner demonstrates our ability to execute toward joint goals and further solidify our industry leadership.”
Mobileye and Zeekr say their new collaboration expands on the companies’ long-term strategic technology partnership, which includes the development of advanced ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) with enhanced capabilities for a variety of Zeekr models.
“Mobileye has been a strategic partner to our mission of delivering lifestyle vehicles fit for a more sustainable and autonomous future of transportation,” said Andy An, CEO of Zeekr Intelligent Technology. “Our partnership supports Zeekr and Mobileye’s shared ambitions for leading the global ADAS and AV industry. Zeekr welcomes open collaboration that enables the integration of technological expertise to create a more sophisticated autonomous mobility experience for our customers.”
Level 4 autonomy means autonomous vehicles do not require human interaction in their operations.
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