Autonomous Driving and ADAS

Efforts of companies in the development of Autonomous driving

Development of Autonomous Driving is being conducted at each company, both domestic and overseas. Here we will introduce the efforts of companies that can be a car manufacturer and other major players.

1. Development trend of Autonomous Driving

Development of Autonomous Driving has been carried out by research institutions and automobile manufacturers since long ago. The first Autonomous Driving vehicle is carrying out the experiment about half a century ago.
Initiatives and events that triggered recognition of Autonomous Driving by society is after the DARPA Grand Challenge held in 2007.

After that, the development of Autonomous Driving has become socially appealing, and now various companies such as automobile manufacturers, parts makers called Tier 1 and overseas IT companies are working on development.

Introductions and trends of major companies are discussed below.

2. Automobile Manufacturer (Domestic)

Toyota Motor Corporation
■ Head office location
Aichi Prefecture Toyota-shi
Initiatives
In the early 2020s, we aim to demonstrate service in various regions including the United States.

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
■ Head office location
Yokohama-city kanagawa prefecture
Initiatives
By 2020, we plan to introduce Autonomous Driving techniques on ordinary roads including intersections.
Efforts towards fully Autonomous Driving
https://www.nissan-global.com/JP/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/autonomous_drive.html

■ Topics
Nissan Motor sells one million electric driven cars annually by FY 2022
https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-487297034c80023008bd9722aa05f858-180323-01-j?query=%E7%84%A1%E4%BA%BA "

Honda R & D Institute
■ Head office location
Tochigi ken Haga-gun
Initiatives
Realization of Autonomous Driving technology on expressway in 2020.
Aim for the establishment of Level 4 Autonomous Driving technology for personal car use around 2025.
Autonomous Driving (Automated Drive)
https://www.honda.co.jp/automateddrive/auto/

■ Topics
Honda, Is it close to collaborating on Autonomous Driving system development with "Waimo" company?
https://clicccar.com/2018/04/04/574985/ "

 Mazda Corporation Inc
■ Head office location
Hiroshima Prefecture Aki-gun
Initiatives
Demonstration experiment of Autonomous Driving technology which is under development based on the human-centered Autonomous Driving concept "Mazda, co-pilot concept" is started in 2020 and aiming at standardization by 2025.
■ Topics
Mazda to cooperate with Toyota to Autonomous Driving revive the rotary engine with an automobile
https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2018-01-18/P2Q7Z36TTDSA01 "

Lexus​ ​
■ Head office location
Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City
Initiatives
In the early 2020s, we aim to commercialize "Urban Teammate" which realizes Autonomous Driving on ordinary roads.
■ Topics
LEXUS, Flagship concept car "LS + Concept" aiming for practical use of Autonomous Driving is released worldwide
https://lexus.jp/pressrelease/news/20171025.html?_ga=2.48013091.507778819.1536560885-896506061.1536560885 "

3. Automobile Manufacturer (Overseas)

GM (Gneral Motors)
■ Head office location
United States of America
Initiatives
Autonomous Driving Production mass-produced car "Cruise AV" is produced, aiming for commercialization in 2019.
■ Topics
GM, steering wheelless in 19 years "unattended driving" mass production car
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO25625920S8A110C1MM8000/

Audi
■ Domestic head office location
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Initiatives
From 2020 to 2021, we will introduce the "Highway Pilot" function of level 3 similar to the technology installed in Audi's test car "Jack".
Piloted Driving - Audi's leading Autonomous Driving world -
https://www.audi.jp/piloted_driving/

■ Topics
Audi, Ital Design, Airbus proposed a combination of Autonomous Driving vehicle and passenger drones at the Geneva Motor Showhttps://www.audi-press.jp/press-releases/2018/b7rqqm000000li2e.html

 Tesla​ ​
■ Domestic head office location
Tesla Motors Japan LLC: Minato-ku, Tokyo
Initiatives
By 2020, we aim to attach fully Autonomous Driving function of level 5 to all cars sold by Tesla.
Autopilot
https://www.tesla.com/jp/autopilot
■ Topics
Tesla, "Completely Autonomous Driving " Function New Software Available for August Distribution
https://jp.techcrunch.com/2018/06/11/engadget-8/ "

 BMW​ ​
■ Domestic head office location
Chiyoda ward, Tokyo
Initiatives
The goal is to introduce BMW iNext, the first model incorporating the technology, in practical application of Autonomous Driving technology in 2021.
BMW Personal CoPilot: Approach to driving support technology
https://www.bmw.co.jp/ja/topics/brand-and-technology/technology/bmw-autonomous-driving.html
■ Topics
BMW releases prototype of fully Autonomous Driving level 5 【MWC 2018】
https://matome.response.jp/articles/1348 "

Volvo
■ Domestic head office location
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Initiatives
The goal is to eliminate dead and severely injured people by new Volvo car by 2020.
Volvo's Autonomous Driving technique
https://www.volvocars.com/jp/about/our-innovation/intellisafe-autopilot
■ Topics
Volvo · Cars' new Autonomous Driving concept "360 c": redefines future city life and work life balance
https://www.vcj-press.jp/pressrelease/20180906-3 "

4. Supplier (Domestic)

Panasonic
■ Head office location
Osaka prefecture Kadoma-shi
Initiatives
A wide range of initiatives from social infrastructure to in-vehicle terminals are implemented for a new mobility society. We also conduct social demonstration experiments utilizing small mobility.
■ Topics
Panasonic, practical application of cockpit corresponding to Autonomous Driving level 2 by FY 2022
https://response.jp/article/2018/03/29/307874.html "

Denso​ ​
■ Head office location
Kariya city, Aichi
Initiatives
In order to realize a high-quality mobility society without traffic accidents, we are developing an Autonomous Driving technique with eyes on drivers, pedestrians, and surroundings. We are promoting development in various fields related to Autonomous Driving vehicles such as recognition from sensors through sensing, HMI, VtoX equipment and so on.
It seems that introduction is done on the following site about Denso's Autonomous Driving efforts.
Autonomous Driving classroom
https://www.denso.com/jp/ja/innovation/technology/adas/auto/
■ Topics
DENSO promotes the development of connect cars and Autonomous Driving ... Accession to the US Alliance
https://response.jp/article/2018/07/19/312094.html "

5. Supplier (Overseas)

Continental
■ Head office location
Germany
Initiatives
We have developed Autonomous Driving vehicles since 1960. We are now developing ADAS (advanced driving support system) equipment as a supplier of automobiles and are developing both commercial vehicles and passenger car fields for the coming Autonomous Driving age.
■ Topics
Extending running test of Continental autonomous driving ... Germany autobahn
https://response.jp/article/2018/04/27/309110.html

Bosch​ ​
■ Head office location
Germany
Initiatives
As a global supplier of automotive parts, we developed a sensor system that supports Autonomous Driving.We also acquired a rider company and are conducting development by measuring traveling data and gathering information around the world (Germany, America, Japan, China etc.).
■ Topics
Bosch and Daimler, strengthen development of fully Autonomous Driving cars and adopted NVIDIA's AI platformhttps://response.jp/article/2018/04/27/309110.html

6. Overseas companies

Waymo (Google)
■ Head office location
United States of America
Initiatives
In 2018, the goal is to start providing a dispatch service without a driver.
■ Topics
Waymo runs 25,000 miles of Autonomous Driving car every day
https://jp.techcrunch.com/2018/07/23/2018-07-20-waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day/

Apple (Titan Project)
■ Head office location
United States of America
Initiatives
Unknown (Tests of Autonomous Driving cars detected by * accident)
■ Topics
Apple gets new patent for Autonomous Driving car project - original sunroof, seat system
https://iphone-mania.jp/news-224114/

NVIDIA
■ Head office location
United States of America
Initiatives
We developed an Autonomous Driving system based on the "NVIDIA DRIVE" platform, aiming for introduction to the market in 2021.
The goal is to develop a scalable computer system in terms of autonomy, corresponding to SAE level 2 to level 5 according to the needs of the purchaser.
■ Topics
NVIDIA also invests "Can see the 1 kilometer ahead" Autonomous Driving truck
https://forbesjapan.com/articles/detail/22876
 
Intel
■ Head office location
United States of America
Initiatives
We are aiming to realize the production of autonomous driving vehicles of Autonomous Driving level "L5" by 2021.
Autonomous Driving promoted by Intel
https://www.intel.co.jp/content/www/jp/ja/automotive/autonomous-vehicles.html
■ Topics
Intel, of Mobileye Autonomous Driving start in Jerusalem the car 100 units of public road test
http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1805/18/news086.html

7. Domestic venture

Tier 4
■ Head office location
Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City

Initiatives
We have developed open source "Autoware" of Autonomous Driving control software and are doing efforts to apply Autonomous Driving technology to various fields such as automobile and logistics.

■ Topics
KDDI signed a business capital collaboration agreement with Tier Four for the era of Autonomous Driving
http://news.kddi.com/kddi/corporate/newsrelease/2018/03/05/2984.html

8. ZMP

■ Head office location
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Initiatives
"Robot of Everything" Under the mission of autonomous driving,creating a safe,enjoyable and convenient lifestyle for all kinds of people.For the realization of autonomous taxi® in 2020 we are conducting demonstration experiments on technology and services on public roads.

■ Topics
Conducted world`s first Autonomous Driving taxi service demostration experiment
https://www.zmp.co.jp/aidelitaxi/overview

ZMP provides support services that utilize Autonomous Driving technology as well as demonstration experiments.

ZMP has been providing support services for technology development utilizing Autonomous movement and Autonomous Driving technology by making full use of the technology and know-how cultivated up to now through the development of autonomous driving technology.

From now on, we will provide support services for customers who want to commercialize and utilize Autonomous Driving technology.

For details please see the following page.
https://www.zmp.co.jp/product/maas-customize

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