Swedish company Veoneer has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) to push the development of autonomous vehicles.

AVCC was formed last month, with an aim to accelerate the delivery of safer and more affordable autonomous vehicles.

Initial consortium members included various players from the automotive and technology industries, namely Arm, Bosch, Continental, DENSO, General Motors, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors and Toyota.

Joining the consortium aligns with Veoneer’s plans to become a leader in autonomous driving, leveraging a ‘human centric approach’.

Within the consortium, Veoneer intends to deliver ‘high-quality’ solutions that offer robustness, precision and scalability.

The company believes that in order to meet future market requirements, a standardised computing platform that can cover both supervised and unsupervised autonomous driving will be integral.

AVCC plans to develop a set of recommendations for system architecture and a computing platform that can promote the scalable deployment of automated and autonomous vehicles.

The recommendations are expected to bring together vehicle-specific needs and limitations depending on a range of factors such as size, temperature range, power consumption, cost and safety.

Veoneer chief technology officer Nishant Batra said: “Being a participant in the AVCC fits our strategy to support OEMs with cost-efficient solutions and systems.

“A conceptual, scalable computing platform will play a critical role in the advancement of autonomous vehicles. We are glad to join AVCC’s strong body of expertise and knowledge to help solve the technological challenges we see today.”

AVCC board chairman and General Motors R&D lab group manager Massimo Osella said: “The AVCC is excited to welcome Veoneer in the consortium as a core member.

“We value Veoneer’s expertise in the autonomous vehicle space and the consortium is looking forward to their technical contributions to the working groups and to overall AVCC activities.”

Last month, semiconductor solutions provider Renesas Electronics joined AVCC.