Canoo partners with AVL on ADAS development

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US electric vehicle developer Canoo and specialist AVL are to partner on the development, testing and validation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) software for the former’s debut ‘Lifestyle Vehicle’ model.

AVL says it will support Canoo in developing ADAS features that are fully harmonized with its native and proprietary platform design and electrical architecture. The software will be owned by Canoo to ensure security, safety, compliance and compatibility across vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Vehicle.

“We have engineered an innovative and proprietary vehicle electrical system and a purposeful component set within our hardware. Our software needs to support this level of innovation,” said Peter Savagian, CTO at Canoo.

The engineering services that AVL will provide to Canoo include software development of 13 ADAS features comprising SAE Level 2 such as lane centering and adaptive cruise control.

AVL will define dynamic KPIs for some of these features using its in house autonomous driving software and provide efficient assessments of simulation outputs for various scenarios in a virtual validation environment by executing millions of test cases in the cloud.

“AVL continues to be the go-to resource for innovation and technology leadership around the world,” said Stephan Tarnutzer, president of AVL. “With global expertise in connected and automated vehicle technology, we support Canoo in pioneering the next generation of vehicles—ones that are electric, automated and accessible. The Lifestyle Vehicle will change the way people move, and we are excited to be a part of it.”

Canoo’s Lifestyle Vehicle – its first product to market – will start production in late 2022 and have Level 2 ADAS functionality at launch. It’s makers claim it will be the first car to market with fully redundant and autonomous-ready steer-by-wire.

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