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OUR PRODUCTSSCALABLEANDCLOUD-NATIVESCALABLEANDCLOUD-NATIVE

Pilot.Auto and Web.Auto enable our developers and partners to create affordable autonomous driving systems on a timely basis.

Pilot.Auto provides a scalable platform, embracing the basic functionality and capability of autonomous driving systems, upon which our developers and partners can create affordable complete systems based on our reference design, satisfying their requirements in a wide range of applications.

Web.Auto provides a cloud-native DevOps platform incorporating software tools and data pipelines as a service, which helps our developers and partners to save development cost and reduce time to market without compromising the quality of their final product. Given that our product is mostly implemented with open-source software, you may even extend our product to be more functional and more capable, or you may develop technology components that can be engaged with our product. This means that our product can also be used as a reference design to build autonomous driving systems.

OVERVIEW

Development process to make intelligent vehicles.

  • Analysis & Conceptualization
    Define requirements, Define ODD, Design vehicle/system
  • Development & Testing
    Develop AD Kit, Assemble vehicle/Integration, Test/evaluation
  • Verification & Validation
    Assess ODD and required service level, Risk assessment, Map creation, Site adaptation and vehicle tuning based on actual environment
  • Deployment
    Deploy operation and manage vehicles, carry out on-site troubleshooting, operator training
  • Operation & Maintenance
    Perform preventive maintenance (periodic inspection), corrective maintenance (repair, bug fix), OTA System upgrade, Security

Pilot.Auto & Web.Auto drive the creative process.

Pilot.Auto can be used as a scalable platform and a reference design to accommodate multiple technology components, whether open-source, in-house, or third-party, with real-time capability. Web.Auto can also be used as a scalable platform and a reference design to accommodate multiple software tools and data pipelines that help our customers jointly with TIER IV to verify and validate Pilot.Auto for their requirements.

Being scalable means that performance is improved accordingly as resources are increased. In turn, this means that a scalable platform is a baseline system on which you can develop and operate complete systems, technology components, and/or end applications, whose performance (functionality and/or capability) can be improved as their resources (processors, accelerators, sensors, memory, storage, data, and so on) are increased.

Pilot.Auto

Pilot.Auto is a scalable platform based on Autoware's software architecture.

The value of Pilot.Auto is its black-box features as a platform that can deliver Autoware to end applications (e.g., partner’s final product). The lineup of such black-box features includes the following:

CUSTOMIZATION

  • 1 / Use case development and/or quality enhancement
    over OSS version Autoware

    2 / Proposal of the reference design
    (sensor system and computing units)

INTEGRATION

  • Sensor/ECU Supply Service
    1 / Supply of Sensors and ECUs based on customer specification

  • Integration Service
    1 / Collection of vehicle and sensor data
    2 / Test and evaluation (algorithm, sensors etc.)
    3 / Sensor calibration
    4 / Control tuning

ADAPTATION

  • Adaptation Service
    1 / ODD Assessment/Risk Assessment
    2 / Evaluation of service/operation plan
    3 / Vehicle adaptation on actual field
    4 / Environment set-up for operation
    5 / Technical support on adaptation

  • Map Service
    1 / Defining the requirements and the specification of building a map that meets the environment
    2 / Map build-up based on specification
    3 / Assess quality and reliability of the built map

MAINTENANCE

  • Maintenance Service
    1 / Technical support for preventive maintenance
    (in accordance with maintenance plan)
    2 / Bug fix, troubleshooting

UPGRADE SERVICE

  • 1 / Upgrade test (virtual and/or real environment),
    2 / OTA setup, OTA execution support

Web.Auto

Web.Auto is a cloud-native, but edge-intensive DevOps platform.

Web.Auto provides software tools and data pipelines in the form of web services in order to efficiently develop the components of Pilot.Auto and operate its end applications for our partners.

TOOLS

  • Sensor Calibration Tool
    Tool to calibrate sensors (LiDAR, Radar, cameras) on vehicles
  • Control Tuning Tool
    Parameter tuning tool for brank and accelerator
  • Vehicle Data Upload
    Tool to upload vehicle data
  • Vector Map Builder
    Tool to create vector maps and manage version
  • Scenario Editor
    Planning scenario editor for Planning Simulator

SIMULATOR

  • Logging Simulator
    Simulator to evaluate object detection & localization
  • Scenario Simulator
    Simulator to evaluate multiple planning situations and logic
  • Sensor Simulator
    Simulator to evaluate sensors by use of realistic models of people, vehicles and so on
  • End-to-End Simulator
    Simulator to connect Sensor Simulator with Scenario Simulator to enable test through Autoware planning module

DATA PLATFORM

  • Security
    Authentication & authorization
  • Map/Scenario Database
    Database for map & scenario
  • OTA Tool
    Tool to enable over-the-air updates
  • CI/CD Dashboard
    Dashboard for CI repository management, test result viewing etc.

FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • FMS Console
    FMS console to monitor and control vehicles
  • FMS API
    API to dispatch vehicles and obtain information from FMS
  • FMS Simulator
    Application to simulate FMS on virtual environment

REMOTE

  • Remote Drive
    Remote monitoring system for the vehicle
  • Media API
    API to stream movie from drive
  • Maintenance Operator Tool (MOT)
    Local monitoring & support system

COMPLEMENTARYSERVICES

TIER IV ACADEMYUnlock your potential as an autonomous driving engineer

Developed by autonomous driving experts, "Autonomous Driving with Autoware" is a complete and practical training course on building autonomous driving systems using Autoware. This course has received certifications from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Government of Japan.

AI DRIVING SCHOOLRealize ultimate safety for our society by use of AI and Autonomous driving technology

We have been thinking about how we can contribute to the society with our autonomous driving technology. We have developed an AI training system with a driving school by utilizing our technology.
This system can teach people how to drive as same as a driving instructor with functions such as highly accurate evaluation about driving skill, course navigation, and automatic auxiliary braking. Our system supports the staff in driving schools, and keeps our society safe.

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING AI CHALLENGECompetitions to discover and nurture talented engineers for autonomous driving technology

TIER IV supports Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JASE) that manages competitions to find and train engineers for autonomous driving technology. These competitions have included Precise Docking Control System, scenario driving by use of Autoware-equipped intelligent vehicles and a simulation using Autoware.