Built to leverage the powerful and highly power-efficient architecture of the upcoming EyeQ6 High and EyeQ Ultra processors, the EyeQ Kit is designed to allow automakers to utilize the company’s proven 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,” says Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and chief executive officer. “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.”
Through EyeQ hardware and software, automakers have access to a broad set of Mobileye solutions, including computer vision, REM crowdsourced mapping, and RSS-based driving policy. Using EyeQ Kit, users can further leverage Mobileye’s system-on-chip to augment the advanced driver functions with a look and feel that is unique to their brands.
And as the visual demands for interaction and communication between drivers and vehicles grows more complex, says the company, EyeQ Kit gives automakers a new path to tailor critical information flows. EyeQ Kit will help support features such as surround visualization, automated lane-keeping, and road-sign recognition through more advanced augmented reality displays.
EyeQ Kit was developed by hundreds of Mobileye engineers drawing on deep experience across Intel and Mobileye, with experts in compilers and development environments such as OpenCL standards, leveraging compilation frameworks used for intensive computing and deep learning. This approach, says the company, allows automakers to develop their own applications easily and efficiently, and also opens the ability to co-host third-party applications, which lowers the costs of integrating other chips.
“Mobileye’s core technologies of computer vision, driving policy, REM and RSS are driven by purpose built SoCs allowing for scale and efficiency,” says Shashua. “Automakers can now build on top of Mobileye’s core technologies while benefiting from our diverse set of accelerators purpose built for ADAS and AV. Automakers can rely on the EyeQ Kit and EyeQ processor family to bring a technologically advanced vision for their brands to life, quickly and efficiently.”
EyeQ Kit has already been deployed with one major global automaker for future vehicle programs.