NXP Semiconductors have come up with a new BlueBox Engine that is expected to speed up the process of production of self driving cars. Self driving cars have been on the list of quite a few car makers for quite some time now. NXP Semiconductor’s S32V automotive vision processor and the LS2088A embedded compute processor that it has is a part of a platform that will be aiding the car makers interested in self driving cars. With the help of the platform, the car makers will be able to work on self driving cars with ease.
According to a statement released by NXP Semiconductors, “In autonomous vehicles systems, multiple streams of sensor data are routed to the BlueBox engine, where they are fused to create a complete 360-degree world model around the vehicle. This functionality greatly improves car safety by both managing and preventing emergency situations.” NXP has also stated that they want this technology to be in the market of self driving cars by the year 2020. This is the same time, when the first of the self driving cars are expected to be available in the market.
The statement has come after the rivals of NXP; Nvidia unveiled their Drive PX platform. Drive PX leverages the power of Tegra X1 and is expected to improve the AI and the self learning process of self driving cars. Drive PX system is expected to perform better instead of using separate radars, cameras and ultrasound systems for the same.
NXP also added it its statement that out of the top five car makers involved in the process of car making are using BlueBox in their efforts to make their first self driving car. Although, we do not know the names, but as stated by NXP, BlueBox will be open source which means that anyone willing to make a self riving car will be able to use the services. Google Inc. is one of the major tech giants working on their own self driving cars including many others.