Mobileye and Valeo collaborate for imaging radars

Imaging radar will be an enabling element for more advanced hands-off ADAS solutions and eyes-off automated driving features on highways and urban streets

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Mobileye and Valeo collaborate for imaging radars

Mobileye and Valeo have announced a new partnership to deliver software-defined best-in class imaging radars for next-generation driver assist and automated driving features.

As a key part of sensing systems for automated driving, imaging radar will be an enabling element for more advanced hands-off ADAS solutions and eyes-off automated driving features on highways and urban streets.

“Mobileye and Valeo’s Imaging radar collaboration significantly advances a new and exciting phase in automotive safety and performance,” said Nimrod Nehushtan, Mobileye’s Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “In this collaboration, automakers gain access to the latest cutting-edge technology from Mobileye that they can trust will exceed industry expectations as we have proven before, while benefiting from the customisation, industrialisation, testing and support capabilities brought by Valeo. Our collaboration to deliver imaging radar to automakers benefits the
industry, and ultimately, drivers globally.”

Marc Vrecko, President of Valeo’s Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group, said: “We are proud to collaborate together on imaging radar technology, which will be essential in the future of autonomous mobility. This is a great illustration of Valeo’s technological leadership in ADAS and of its capability to produce innovative technologies at scale. This collaboration will contribute to Valeo’s commitment to offer affordable, smarter and safer mobility.

“Mobileye’s imaging radars use advanced architecture, including Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antenna design, a high-end radio frequency design developed in-house, and high-fidelity sampling – all enabling accurate object detection and higher dynamic range. Thanks to an integrated system-on-chip design that maximises processor efficiency, and world-leading algorithms for interpreting radar data, the imaging radar delivers a detailed, four-dimensional image of surroundings up to 300 metres away and beyond. With a 140-degree field-of-view at medium range and 170-degree field-of-view in close range, the radar enables more accurate detection of pedestrians, vehicles or obstructions that other sensors might miss – even on crowded urban streets.

LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP

Mobileye has already seen high market interest for its imaging radar from the industry as automakers look to expand the operational design domains (ODD) of their automated driving features. Valeo has simultaneously received indications of strong demand from the market for imaging radar that achieves optimal performance.

Valeo, world leader in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), has been developing and mass-producing radar technologies since 2006. Valeo will lead the system design of the new imaging radar product by integrating Mobileye’s groundbreaking imaging radar technology and corresponding software and algorithms embedded in the Mobileye Radar chipset into Valeo’s automotive software and hardware radar solutions.

Valeo states that it will meet and adapt to the latest and most stringent software and hardware requirements from automotive players, including functional safety, cybersecurity, fast communication protocols with vehicle networks, electromagnetic robustness, and validation of overall system performance and endurance during vehicle lifetime.

Leveraging its own expertise in producing the latest automotive technologies at scale and its global industrial footprint, the complete imaging radar solution will be produced by Valeo.

This new partnership expands Mobileye and Valeo successful collaboration on front-facing cameras and other driver assist solutions. Since 2015, the partners have delivered more than 15 million smart front cameras worldwide.

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