Automated driving’s most complex, real-world demonstration at CES

As the pace of automated driving technology shifts into overdrive, Delphi Automotive Plc  and Mobileye will conduct the most complex automated drive ever publicly demonstrated on an urban and highway combined route in Las Vegas for CES 2017.

The 6.3-mile drive will showcase Delphi and Mobileye’s Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) automated driving system, which will be ready for production by 2019. CSLP is the first turnkey, fully integrated automated driving solution with an industry-leading perception system and computing platform.

“Three factors will separate the leader from the pack in the race to offer driverless vehicles by 2019 best-in-class: perception sensors such as cameras, radar and LiDAR, automotive experience and computer processing speed,” said Glen De Vos, vice president of services for Delphi. “We will demonstrate the capability of the CSLP solution in our intensive drive at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.”

“Delphi and Mobileye’s complementary skills are key to enabling a production-ready, scalable autonomous system,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, Mobileye co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer. “These demonstrations provide a glimpse to what our collaboration has achieved thus far while many of the truly advanced capabilities such as the full scope of REM and Reinforcement Learning for Driving Policy will be gradually upgraded during 2017.”

The Las Vegas drive will tackle everyday driving challenges such as highway merges, congested city streets with pedestrians and cyclists and a tunnel.

The 2019 CSLP system will feature several advanced technologies including:

Localization and mapping capabilities: Ensures the vehicle knows its location within 10 cm; even without GPS connectivity

Free space detection: Helps the car navigate complex lane splits or areas lacking lane markings

360-degree pedestrian sensing

3D vehicle detection: Detects vehicles at any angle. Can detect partial cars by identifying vehicles by overall shape and detect by wheel movement if a car is stationary or parked; critical for urban situations with unusually angled intersections. Enables lateral turning vehicle detection critical for intersections

Path and motion planning: Allows the car to behave more human-like in its driving behavior and determine the best path forward

In addition, teams from both companies continue to develop next generation of sensor fusion technology as well as the next generation human-like “driving policy.” This module combines Ottomatika’s driving behavior modeling with Mobileye’s deep reinforcement learning in order to yield driving capabilities necessary for negotiating with other human drivers and pedestrians in complex urban scenes.

Delphi will also showcase several other advanced technologies at CES 2017:

48-volt, mild hybrid solutions – for gasoline and diesel engines — to help OEMs meet future stringent emission standards affordably without sacrificing power and performance by integrating electrification with traditional powertrains.

An improved Multi-layer display (MLD®) to provide the flexibility to optimize a 3D viewing experience on both the Center Information Display (CID) and cluster.

First-to-market V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) technology that enables cars to talk to each other. This system will launch on the 2017 Cadillac CTS and feature a variety of warnings to the driver to augment existing active safety technologies. New this year, V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) applications will demonstrate how cars communicate with the infrastructure around them including traffic lights and road signs.

A single powerful computing platform integrates multiple displays and consolidates domains, including infotainment, cluster and functional safety, to deliver a premium user experience with rich, smooth graphics.

A centralized domain controller with satellite ADAS architecture enabling sensors that are up to 70 percent smaller for greater styling and packaging flexibility.

Vehicle architectures with the bandwidth for OEMs to replace and upgrade systems ahead of consumer offerings with Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.