Magna introduces Max4 autonomous driving platform


Magna has launched its fully autonomous driving sensing platform, Max4, which can achieve Level 4 capabilities in urban environments and motorways. 

The new Max4 combines cameras, radar, LiDAR and ultrasonic sensors with a computing platform, which can be integrated with any manufacturers existing and future systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs).

Under SAE International standards, Level 4 autonomous vehicles are capable of performing all safety-critical functions for the duration of a trip in a specified operational design domain without any input from a driver.

Magna chief technology officer Swamy Kotagiri said: "At the heart of this development is a desire to show the market Magna's breadth of capabilities and an autonomous driving enabling platform with subsystems that do not compromise the interior and exterior of a vehicle.

"Our focus is on developing production-ready solutions that offer flexibility to integrate and the framework to enable Level 4 technology for when the market is ready."

"Our focus is on developing production-ready solutions that offer flexibility to integrate and the framework to enable Level 4 technology for when the market is ready."

The company added that Max4 has been designed to address traditional obstacles in the development and production of an autonomous driving platform, as well as simplify the way drivers engage with autonomous driving systems. 

The scalable platform is also flexible, upgradeable and fully functional.

Since 2000, Magna has been developing and manufacturing autonomous technology features for car manufacturers.


Image: Magna’s MAX4 autonomous driving platform has been designed to be integrated with any vehicle. Photo: courtesy of CNW Group/Magna International Inc.