ARCCORE is building safety critical software on the NVIDIA DRIVE PX platform to power complex automotive systems. ARCCORE’s software platform will be based on the renowned automotive standard AUTOSAR and will be used as a high performance evaluation system for autonomous driving.
It will run on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2, an AI supercomputer for cars with the processing power of 24 trillion deep learning operations per second.
ARCCORE's complete platform consists of embedded AUTOSAR software, Arctic Core, running on Linux on both NVIDIA Tegra processors and an AURIX microcontroller. With this combination, the assessed system can consist of multiple AUTOSAR Software Components (SWCs) communicating over CAN and Ethernet, demonstrating, for example, a safety critical system in a multi-core environment. Thanks to the multi-core support emulation, developers can build and demonstrate safety concepts required for autonomous vehicles using this platform.
"Our automotive software platform conforms to the AUTOSAR standard, which opens up for fast concept design but does not restrict future prototypes or products to be based on AUTOSAR," said Håkan Berglund, Vice President ADAS/AD at ARCCORE. "With the autonomous car market booming, we understand the increasing need for projects moving fast from concept car development to prototyping, but at the same time not jeopardising the quality of safety-critical systems."
"DRIVE PX 2 is a scalable AI supercomputing architecture designed to enable all levels of autonomous driving," said Sahin Kirtavit, Vice President Autonomous Driving & Ecosystem, NVIDIA. “ARCCORE brings a powerful software stack to automotive developers - from established automakers to startups and research institutions - who are creating self-driving cars, trucks or shuttles."
ARCCORE covers the complete development cycle from prototyping to production, paving the way for autonomous driving (ADAS/AD), advanced infotainment and other in-car applications. ARCCORE’s product offering includes embedded software platforms and software development tools based on the open standard AUTOSAR.