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Apollo Autonomous driving platform chooses ON Semiconductor’s Image sensors

The collaboration will strengthen Baidu's Apollo, an open autonomous driving platform which provides an open, complete and reliable hardware, software and service system for automotive and autonomous driving partners.
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Image sensing is a key component of the Apollo platform which supports enhanced autonomous driving functionality. Post collaboration with ON Semiconductor, Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform partners can get the jointly developed plug-and-play compatible imaging solutions.

Apollo provides an open source, reliable software and hardware system, enabling the efficient development of autonomous driving systems by automotive systems designers. The collaboration will simplify implementation of image sensing solutions for automotive manufacturers and suppliers while enhancing the speed.

ON Semiconductor’s fully-qualified 3mm-based advanced CMOS image sensors provide flexibility to move to future sensors at volume deployment. It also allows customers to begin development of vision systems for autonomous driving. With high dynamic range (HDR), the sensor is able to provide crisp, clear single images and video in the challenging low and mixed light scenes synonymous with automotive environments.

In addition to simplified and accelerated design, test and implementation of automotive camera applications, the relationship will offer all Apollo partners the early opportunities to work with future generation, breakthrough image sensing technologies from ON Semiconductor.

Ross Jatou, VP and General Manager of the Automotive Solutions Group at ON Semiconductor said, “We believe that the value of such a platform to Automotive system designers will be tremendous. Image sensors are fundamental components of ADAS implementations throughout the vehicle, and they will become even more relevant as the industry moves towards fully autonomous cars. Joining forces with Baidu by providing the image sensor solution for the Apollo platform is further validation of ON Semiconductor’s leading position in automotive image sensing.”   Read more…

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