Porsche, the vehicle manufacturer has recently partnered with Mobileye. Mobileye is a company that develops automated driving systems. The company stated on Tuesday that the partnership will result in automated driving mechanisms and functions in future cars.
SuperVision assisted Porsche Automated Driving
SuperVision is a hands free driving tech created by Mobileye. The future Porsche models will feature the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS. The SuperVision technology uses array of cameras and radars to take in and act according to the world and road layouts. The company is also very of their automated driving tech. They even state that the driver can even take their hands off the steering wheel on certain. However they would have to keep the eye on the road for some uncertain conditions.
The partnership actually took place after parent company, Volkswagen ended their partnership with Argo AI. Argo AI was also an automated vehicle technology company which later got shutdown. Volkswagen also had partnerships with public robotaxi company called Lyft. This partnership however, also ended because the future of robotaxis was not yet devised. Also, the company was not charging it passengers yet so the idea was not profitable either. Volkswagen’s software department Cariad already had connections with Mobileye and collaborated for autonomous driving technology.
Porsche claims that the collaboration will bring the people the most high tech and luxurious driving experience. Porsche’s chairman, Oliver Blume states, “We are combining an outstanding product with a highly personal experience.” The engineers at Porsche are developing new systems to monitor driving behavior and attentiveness. This is to make the driving experience as safe and personalized as possible.
R&D Board member, Micheal Steiner says Porsche will not take fun of driving from its customers. A Porsche owner will still be able to drive their car with as tactile feel as possible. The purpose of this technology is to automate the not so exciting parts of driving. Like waiting in a traffic jam. Porsche did not specify a date for the launch of their cars with the system. With Porsche taking a part in this area, future Volkswagon vehicles could also be equipped with this tech.