aiMotive, a leading modular automated driving technology supplier, has announced the latest release of aiDrive.

aiDrive is a scalable, portable high-performance hardware-neutral L2-L4 software stack for AD and ADAS applications and, in this latest release, aiDrive 3.0 features the company's innovative virtual sensor technology, enabling rapid adaptation to a wide range of sensor configurations while requiring as little as a fifth of the processing power of more conventional approaches.

"Reusability and state-of-the-art perception performance are all essential for the successful and rapid deployment of automated driving in production vehicles, especially for newer players aiming to disrupt the market," said László Kishonti, CEO and founder of aiMotive. "The new features in aiDrive 3.0 have already helped us to deliver impressive results for one of our customers targeting SOP in 2024. We believe that by focusing on such key metrics, alongside scalability and hardware neutrality, we have enabled aiDrive 3.0 to set a new benchmark for the automotive industry".

In addition to upgrades to almost every module, aiDrive 3.0 also incorporates many new features, including:

  • VS (Virtual Sensor) technology, enabling all software modules to be reconfigured to work with a wide range of different vehicle form factors, sensor types and configurations with minimal re-validation
  • MS²N (Multi-Sensor Model-Space Networks) delivering new levels of perception accuracy with substantial reductions in processor performance (and therefore ECU power consumption) thanks to decreased complexity. By directly fusing data from multiple sensors, pre- and post-processing is greatly simplified, with the resulting model significantly closer to the ideal compared to other conventional ML-based approaches
  • DDE (Dynamic Data-driven Evolution), leveraging aiMotive's CI/CD and in-house dataflow management and validation systems to enable continuous enhancements to all software components and features
  • VIF (Vehicle Intelligence-First) architecture approach, which means that aiDrive does not need to rely on HD maps for a range of applications