Mobileye releases SDK for EyeQ SoC

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Mobileye has launched the EyeQ Kit – its first software development kit (SDK) for the EyeQ system-on-chip developed for driver-assistance vehicle automation. Built to leverage the powerful and power-efficient architecture of the upcoming EyeQ 6 High and EyeQ Ultra processors, the EyeQ Kit enables auto makers to utilize Mobileye’s core technology, while deploying their own differentiated code and human-machine interface tools on the EyeQ platform.

“EyeQ Kit allows our customers to benefit from the best of both worlds — Mobileye’s proven and validated core technologies, along with their own expertise in delivering unique driver experiences and interfaces. As more core functions of vehicles are defined in software, we know our customers will want the flexibility and capacity they need to differentiate and define their brands through code,” remarked Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and chief executive officer.

Through EyeQ hardware and software, auto makers have access to a broad set of Mobileye solutions, including computer vision, REM crowdsourced mapping, and RSS-based driving policy. Using the EyeQ Kit, they can further leverage the power of Mobileye’s system-on-chip to augment advanced driving functions with a look and feel that is unique to their brands.

As the visual demands for interaction and communication between drivers and vehicles grow more complex, EyeQ Kit should give auto makers a new path to tailor critical information flows. For example, the kit will help support features such as surround visualization, automated lane-keeping, and road-sign recognition through more advanced augmented reality displays.

“Mobileye’s core technologies of computer vision, driving policy, REM and RSS are driven by purpose built SoCs allowing for scale and efficiency. Auto makers can now build on top of Mobileye’s core technologies while benefiting from our diverse set of accelerators purpose built for ADAS and AV. Auto makers can rely on the EyeQ Kit and EyeQ processor family to bring a technologically advanced vision for their brands to life, quickly and efficiently,” Shashua said.

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