A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and other open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.
The alliance was announced today at computer specialist Arm Ltd.’s TechCon conference in San Jose, Calif.
In addition to Arm, which is owned by Japan's Softbank Group, other inaugural members include Bosch, Continental, Denso, General Motors, Nvidia, NXP and Toyota. Nvidia and NXP embed Arm's technology into their semiconductor chips. Other members are expected to join later.
AVCC initially will focus on developing a common computing architecture for advanced sensors, machine learning and central and graphic processing units. This includes integrating autonomous vehicle requirements with a range of vehicle-specific systems and limitations in terms of size, temperature range and power consumption, according to the partners.
To ensure technologies from different providers works well together, the consortium will collaborate on safety, security, computing and software issues, Arm says. Working groups also will help define and educate the industry about key challenges.
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