Xylon’s ARTIEYE delivers customisable AI-based driver monitoring systems

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Xylon, a provider of intellectual property (IP) cores, services and solutions based on adaptive SoC and FPGA devices, has released its ARTIEYE Driver Monitoring System (DMS) Technology Suite.

The suite has been designed as a comprehensive collection of modules to cover all AI designer needs, from road data collection, and neural networks optimisation, all the way to full AI implementations in embedded hardware.

According to Xylon, the ARTIEYE suite will enable users to skip years of development and take full control over their DMS products.

The DMS and other in-cabin AI systems must be able to “understand” humans and their behaviour, which makes their development and validation more complicated and not fully within the expertise of development engineers.

In order to overcome those challenges, Xylon brought together an interdisciplinary team of experts in traffic science, driving human behaviour and cognitive science, with a goal of establishing bio-medically proven levels of a driver’s drowsiness and distraction.

The resulting ARTIEYE suite includes pre-verified and customisable modules that cover all stages of an AI system’s development, starting with the build-up of remotely tracked test fleet of test vehicles with heterogeneous sensors kits, newly developed data acquisition of lab and road driver’s data, and definition of AI data sets and bio-medically established ground truth sets of data.

The suite includes different neural networks that have been optimised to reliably detect driver drowsiness, as well as visual, manual and cognitive distractions.

The ARTIEYE additionally offers a complete demo and evaluation platform based on the AMD Zynq UltraScale+ adaptive SoC that runs the implemented DNN models in real time. To test and verify the electronic implementation, Xylon has developed various automated test benches that use the logiRECORDER, the company’s HIL capable data logger, to inject synthetic and real-world raw reference data sets into hardware, and cross-compare the system’s outputs with the established ground-truth values.

"By intensively working on driver monitoring technology for the past 10 years, we've been dealing with all the challenges that AI developers are faced with today”, said Xylon's founder and CEO Davor Kovacec. "The solutions that came as a direct result of that experience helped us make the ARTIEYE a comprehensive technology suite that speeds up time to market and saves on R&D costs by allowing developers to quickly customize and adopt the provided modules for different in-cabin applications."

ARTIEYE users can license or buy out the complete technology suite or parts of it. Besides the existing off-the-shelf parts, Xylon also offers design services for system tuning, as well as other flexible cooperation models.