Another autonomous driving firm —Phantom AI — says it is “democratizing the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to reduce accidents, save lives and make driving more enjoyable, while delivering tomorrow’s self-driving technology.”
Phantom AI has teamed up with Renesas Electronics Corporation, a company I thought I had also never heard of before but we’ve actually covered — in 2017 in connection to a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra for Formula E.
Nearly two years later, the company describes itself as a company that “delivers high computer vision performance and AI processing at industry-leading low power levels.”
Phantom AI and Renesas have partnered in order to offer “full stack Level 2 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) solutions” for automakers. “Phantom AI offers a flexible, automotive-grade ADAS solution on Renesas’ single, low-power R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC), which provides enough computing power to enable a Level 2 ADAS feature set and meets functional safety needs.
This industry-leading full stack solution consists of three core products:
- PhantomVision: a highly scalable deep learning-based computer vision system that supports vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, free-space, traffic sign and traffic light detection.
- PhantomFusion: a platform-independent sensor fusion and object tracking system that makes use of camera, radar and LiDAR and helps vehicles to keep track of anything surrounding them.
- PhantomDrive: a complete ADAS control system that enables features such as adaptive cruise control, lane centering and automatic lane change.”
The offering is aimed at getting ADAS into more of the market, not just high-end cars. The features could be very helpful in cutting down on automobile accidents, but the tech is inequitably distributed to wealthy people who can afford relatively expensive cars — hence Phantom AI saying that it is “democratizing” the tech.
Reference- Phantom website & PR, Renesas website, Clean Technica