Baidu picks Elektrobit as partner for autonomous driving project

August 08, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Baidu picks Elektrobit as partner for autonomous driving project
Chinese technology company Baidu, Inc. and automotive middleware vendor Elektrobit (EB) have entered a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu's advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.

The ACU, an autonomous driving in-vehicle computing platform for mass production, is one of the most important products of Baidu Apollo, which is being developed with 156 industry partners including Chinese and Western OEMs.

EB is providing its EB tresos automotive basic software products to the Baidu ACU-Advanced Automated Valet Parking project. This software enables the development of Autosar standard-compliant software for automotive electronic control units (ECUs) with the highest levels of functional safety, up to ISO 26262 ASIL D. EB's software will allow car manufacturers and suppliers using ACU to expedite the market introduction of safe systems for Automated Valet Parking.

Elektrobit is also working with Baidu Apollo in further areas and just published a joint whitepaper on reliable and safe maps for automated driving.

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