Veoneer has developed the “Zeus” supercomputer – designed to meet the requirements for level 4 Autonomous Driving.
The supercomputer Zeus is an ADAS/AD ECU, a “brain” that fuses data from cameras, radars and other sensors, interprets the situation and takes required action. Zeus has been designed to meet the requirements of level 4, High Automation, as defined by SAE, meaning the automated driving system manages all dynamic driving tasks and, under most circumstances, no human interaction is required.
Veoneer and Zenuity, the joint venture between Veoneer and Volvo Cars, have developed the Zeus board. Veoneer is responsible for hardware and basic software, and Zenuity for the Autonomous Driving feature software development and vehicle integration. Zeus is based on the scalable architecture of NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier and runs the NVIDIA DRIVE OS operating system.
The supercomputer is built on the NVIDIA Xavier system-on-a-chip, which is architected for safety by integrating six different processors that accelerate diverse and redundant algorithms, including deep learning artificial intelligence software. The platform provides the computational horsepower to process data from up to 27 sensors.