HPE and Zenuity to develop next gen autonomous driving systems

Photo: HPE's Antonio Neri and Zenuity's Dennis Nobelius

Zenuity, a developer of software for self-driving cars, will team up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to develop next generation autonomous driving systems.

HPE will provide the artificial intelligence  and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure for the systems.

HPE’s core data processing services will allow Zenuity to gather, store, organise and analyse the data it generates globally from its network of test vehicles and software development centres. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as-a-Service.

“These are the crucial building blocks of the autonomous driving cars of the future,” Zenuity’s chief executive, Dennis Nobelius, said.

“HPE is providing us with the foundations upon which everything else is built.”

HPE Pointnext Services will manage the solution, creating an easy-to-use environment for Zenuity’s developers as they test, learn and validate new generations of its flagship AD software.

HPE’s chief executive officer, Antonio Neri, said that autonomous vehicles present the biggest opportunity in decades to disrupt and revolutionise the automotive industry.

“To meet this challenge, optimising the convergence of HPC, data analytics and artificial intelligence is vital,” Neri said.

“As Zenuity leads this change, ensuring an ecosystem that supports this convergence, coupled with matching infrastructure across edge computing, storage, compute and services is vital. This kind of partnership will provide Zenuity with the innovation and flexibility to adapt as it grows and is exactly why we’re committed to offering everything as-a-Service to our customers,” Mr Neri continued.

Deployment is due to begin rollout in summer 2020. Initial rollout will take place in Sweden, with plans for global deployment in the near future.