The EyeQ Kit allows carmakers to benefit from Mobileye’s validated core technologies and at the same time bring in their own expertise in delivering unique driver experiences and interfaces. “As more core functions of vehicles are defined in software, we know our customers will want the flexibility and capacity they need to differentiate and define their brands through code,” explains Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and CEO.
Through EyeQ hardware and software, automakers have access to a broad set of Mobileye solutions, including computer vision, REM crowdsourced mapping, and RSS-based driving policy. Using the SDK, customers automakers can further leverage Mobileye’s system-on-chip to augment the advanced driver functions with a look and feel that is unique to their respective brands. And as the visual demands for interaction and communication between drivers and vehicles grows more complex, EyeQ Kit gives automakers a new path to tailor critical information flows, the company advertises. EyeQ Kit helps ADAS designers to implement features such as surround visualization, automated lane-keeping, and road-sign recognition through more advanced augmented reality displays.
From general-purpose CPU cores to high compute-dense accelerators – including deep-learning neural networks – EyeQ has a scalable and modular architecture that seeks to achieve high performance while offering a suitable power efficiency to deploy artificial intelligence at the edge for automotive applications. Although it had become somewhat quiet around the company recently, the company points out that previous generations of the EyeQ chip have been deployed in more than 100 million vehicles.
With their SDK, the company promises to reduce development costs, accelerate time to market and enable hardware vendor flexibility for the full development cycle – from conception to deployment and performance tuning.