New platform for developing automated driving applications

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NXP Semiconductors has unveiled an “open and flexible” software-enabled platform that OEMs and suppliers can use to develop and test automated vehicle applications.

The NXP Automated Drive Kit provides a baseline for Level 3 development and will expand to additional autonomy levels as the ecosystem’s performance scales.

The first release will include a front vision system based on NXP’s S32V234 processor, allowing customers to deploy their algorithms of choice. The kit also includes front camera application software APIs and object detection algorithms provided by Neusoft.

Additionally, the kit includes radar options and GPS technology. Customers choose from various lidar options and can add lidar object processing (LOP) modular software from AutonomouStuff, which provides ground segmentation and object tracking.

The kit is now available for ordering from AutonomouStuff as a standalone package that can be deployed by the customer in their own vehicle or as an integrated package with an AutonomouStuff Automated Research Development Vehicle.

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