Horizon Robotics partners with Aptiv and Wind River to advance development of automated driving in China
Horizon Robotics, a leading provider of energy-efficient computing solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in consumer vehicles, has formed a strategic partnership with Aptiv PLC and its subsidiary Wind River in China. (Aptiv acquired Wind River in 2022.)
Aptiv is a global technology company focused on making mobility safer, greener and more connected; Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems.
The collaboration marks Aptiv’s first partnership with a Chinese domestic supplier of automotive-grade computing solutions for ADAS and automated driving. nUnder the agreement, Horizon Robotics will work with Aptiv and Wind River to develop fully integrated hardware and software solutions tailored for civil automakers in China.
Horizon’s self-developed Journey series computing solutions will be complemented by Wind River’s portfolio, including VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform, Wind River Linux and Wind River Studio, to power the next-generation of software-defined vehicles (SDV).
Horizon currently offers three levels of Journey computing platforms (2, 3 and 5), with Journey 6 currently in development. Journey 2 is designed for low-cost and power-efficient Front ADAS and cabin applications. Journey 3 is designed for full automotive compute; two Journey 3 processors outperform one GPU SOC by 43% on EfficientNet Lite0 at 1/6th of the power. Journey 5 is Horizon’s current highest-performance processor, with scaling-level AD capabilities.
VxWorks is a trusted and widely deployed real-time operating system (RTOS) for mission-critical embedded systems that must be secure and safe. It delivers a proven, real-time, and deterministic runtime combined with a modern approach to development.
The first offerings to leverage these integrated solutions will be Aptiv’s forward-looking smart cameras and centralized multi-domain controllers. As part of Aptiv’s ADAS platform roadmap, these solutions are intended to address the unique needs of the Chinese market, while powering advanced features, such as automated driving and parking.