Zenuity and Ericson to launch connected Cloud platform for self-driving cars


Advanced driver assistance support (ADAS) developer Zenuity has collaborated with Ericsson to launch a new Cloud platform for self-driving cars. 

The solution is called Zenuity Connected Cloud - Powered by Ericsson. It uses Ericsson’s technology infrastructure, the new Cloud platform will provide a suite of vehicle-connected services that can be customised by the OEM based on their AD/ADAS needs. 

Zenuity CEO Dennis Nobelius said: "Zenuity was formed to develop the software and solutions the industry requires to create a truly global connected automotive ecosystem, with a strong focus on increasing safety through ADAS and AD software and functions. 

"Our unique expertise in ADAS and autonomous technologies combined with Ericsson’s technology leadership in complex connectivity solutions is a win-win for the entire automotive industry. Together, we will provide OEMs with unique, robust and scalable Cloud-based solutions with much faster time to market." 

"We will provide OEMs with unique, robust and scalable Cloud-based solutions with much faster time to market."

Based on the Cloud platform, the new technology combines and shares data for the current driving conditions to all the partnering OEMs and delivers the information to the vehicle and its driver immediately when it is needed.

The complete end-to-end solution includes in-vehicle software, which is integrated with onboard sensors and Cloud support functions to provide external data from other vehicles and infrastructure. 

Zenuity’s new system has been designed with an objective to create a virtual horizon that guides vehicles with status information and events on their route.

As part of the collaboration, Ericsson will provide and operate the Cloud infrastructure required to run Zenuity’s Cloud support functions. 

Solutions created by Ericsson and Zenuity will be sold and promoted by Autoliv to car manufacturers worldwide.