Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) has acquired Symtavision GmbH, a provider of automotive software tools and consulting services focused on scheduling analysis, architecture optimization, and timing verification.
These tools and services are for planning, optimizing, and verifying embedded, real-time systems within all modern automobiles.
Symtavision’s tools, building on its proprietary intellectual property, focus on Under the Hood (UTH) technology around increasingly important software integration and timing analysis in the chassis, powertrain, body, and driver assistance domains as well as in-vehicle networking.
By Dr. Kai Richter, Maurice Sebastian, Sean Whitty and Jonas Diemer of Symtavision (now part of Luxoft)
The move towards ADAS and automated driving marks a milestone in the history of the automotive industry, which possibly (some say most likely) will revolutionize passenger traffic worldwide. From a technical perspective, we are also seeing significant changes being caused by the arrival of new components and by totally new system and software architectures. As a consequence, new business models and new providers are beginning to emerge particularly in the areas of hardware/software and system integration.
Luxoft Holding, Inc. said its CVNAR™ computer vision and augmented reality software framework was used in a demonstration of ADAS and automated driving capabilities presented by QNX Software Systems, a BlackBerry subsidiary, at the International CES 2016 show.
Installed in the QNX® reference vehicle, a modified Jeep Wrangler, the CVNAR™ framework ran algorithms to highlight turn-by-turn navigation arrows, street names, pedestrian crossings, destinations, points-of-interest and forward collision alerts.
Company showcases advances in ADAS, V2V, V2I, and OS technologies for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.
At CES 2016, QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited demonstrated that it is laying the groundwork for automated driving with a software foundation for building secure, reliable, safety-critical automotive systems.
Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are moving quickly from theory to reality. QNX Software Systems is showcasing technologies that will help drive this industry transformation, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.
Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited announced a new technology partnership focused on ADAS systems used by automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers.
As part of the initiative, Luxoft will leverage its expertise in road-model based computer vision algorithms for tracking of objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, building facades, and road signs to bring a robust road scene reconstruction engine to the QNX® OS platform. In working on the engine, Luxoft will utilize its proprietary CVNAR™ software framework, which incorporates solutions for augmented reality such as augmented guidance, navigation, points of interest (POIs), and destination highlighting.
Luxoft Computer Vision and Augmented Reality Software Supports Autonomous Driving and Other ADAS Features
Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) has launched a Computer Vision and Augmented Reality software framework that can help implement Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) functionality quickly and cost-efficiently.
The software augments drivers’ visual reality with supplementary objects in real time, and works with various output devices such as head unit displays, digital clusters, and head-up and optical head-mounted displays.
It encompasses road recognition, vehicles detection and tracking, and an egomotion engine based on a single camera. The new Luxoft software supports navigation integration and sensor data fusion.
Luxoft Holding, Inc has acquired Mecel Populus Suite, a complete tool chain for designing, developing, and deploying user interfaces for distributed embedded systems, from Mecel AB.
This addition will further strengthen Luxoft’s competitive offering in automotive human machine interface (HMI), infotainment, and digital cluster design.
The Populus Suite works with a wide variety of displays and applications in the automotive industry. Currently a large number of vehicles manufactured by leading U.S. and Scandinavian OEMs feature HMIs developed using Mecel Populus Suite. The suite has been used to produce the cluster HMIs for more than 7 million produced vehicles.
Vasiliy Suvorov, Luxoft VP of Technology Strategy, Suvorov said Luxoft collaborated with Ford and the GENIVI Alliance to develop SmartDeviceLink, which is an open source version of Ford’s AppLink™ software.
“Now we made an open standard-based holistic solution for the car user experience that any automaker can benefit from,” Suvarov said, adding that AllView incorporates the latest automotive technology, including SDLP, WebKit, Blink, and HTML5.
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Ford Motor Company will contribute the software for AppLink™, the Ford-developed in-car smartphone app interface, to the GENIVI Alliance. It is the first U.S. automaker to contribute proprietary source code from one of its products to an open-source project. The AppLink software enables apps from connected smartphones to be controlled using the vehicle interface, including available voice recognition and audio buttons.
Ford will establish a new open-source GENIVI project, with a Ford engineer maintaining the project. The project will contain all of the code and documentation required to implement the AppLink software into the vehicle audio system head unit to enable two-way communications with Google Android and Apple iOS devices. All of the code for what will be known as SmartPhoneLink is being released under the well-established BSD open-source license.
Luxoft, which provides advanced application and product development services, and EB, Elektrobit Corporation, a developer of embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced a jointly developed reference platform for an in-car media server.
The wallet-sized device, designed by EB, allows users to download, share and enjoy digital content on the go. Featuring 2G/3G connectivity and GPS, the device also operates as a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) server, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Ethernet and USB host. It can also be used as a mobile TV receiver. Luxoft’s client software ensures seamless interactivity with the vehicle’s head unit, rear seat entertainment systems and Android-, Apple- or Linux-based devices, such as iPads, tablet PCs and more.