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CES 2021: AImotive and Sony team to advance software in self-driving cars

13 January 2021
The Vision-S prototype will be used to help AImotive advance its self-driving car software stack. Source: Sony

Self-driving car startup AImotive has announced at CES 2021 that it will work with Sony Corp. to accelerate its automated driving software stack using Sony’s Vision-S prototype.

Introduced at CES 2020, the Vision-S prototype is a road-ready vehicle designed to explore the relationship between cars and society with an eye toward safety through imaging and sensing technologies as well as audio-visual technologies. The prototype could be updated constantly through the cloud, artificial intelligence and network technologies.

At this year’s CES, Sony said the Vision-S concept is already being tested on public roads and AImotive’s involvement will bring a suite of technologies to target Level 2 advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS) capabilities to meet current and new safety standards.

In 2020, AImotive raised an additional $20 million in funding, bringing its total funding to $75 million claiming it is the largest venture capital funded company focused on automated driving.

The company plans to announce an enhanced version of its production-ready aiDrive software stack for Level 2 to Level 4 automated driving later in the first quarter of this year along with aiSim development, simulation and validation tools.

The all-digital CES 2021 is taking place this week.

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