Freescale, Neusoft & Green Hills Software partner on development ecosystem for ADAS vision applications
Freescale Semiconductor is collaborating with Neusoft Corporation and Green Hills Software to establish a comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ecosystem designed to speed and to simplify the creation of next-generation automotive vision applications.
As ADAS vision systems grow to encompass a greater portion of vehicle braking and steering systems, developers and systems designers need turnkey solutions that address stringent protocols for automotive safety, and are compliant with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, Freescale said.
The purpose-built ADAS ecosystem is engineered to meet these challenges by streamlining the process of developing and porting algorithms to target hardware.
The collaboratively developed solution integrates CogniVue Corporation’s APEX Image Cognition Processing (ICP) IP available from Freescale with advanced, silicon-aware software from Neusoft’s ADAS vision applications, and the safety-certified INTEGRITY operating system and MULTI tool chain from functional safety expert Green Hills Software.
The result is a comprehensive off-the-shelf ADAS vision solution built on an ISO 26262 ASIL assessed software foundation. Specific applications include pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, collision avoidance and other advanced ADAS capabilities.
APEX processor technology enables extraction of application-specific information from a scene and interprets the image data to make decisions or take actions based on the extracted data. Freescale licensed CogniVue’s APEX-642 ICP core IP in 2012 and is the exclusive provider of this technology to the automotive market.