Oxbotica, a world-leader in vehicle autonomy, has signed an MoU with global automotive technology company, ZF, to integrate its autonomous driving software with ZF’s automotive-grade ProAI compute platform and sensor sets.
As a first milestone, Oxbotica has completed integration and demonstration of its autonomous vehicle software with ZF’s ProAI, AI capable automotive-grade compute platform and ZF’s Full-Range Radar. Following comprehensive testing, the integrated system is running on Oxbotica’s test vehicles on public roads in and around Oxford.
The two companies share a joint vision on the future of mobility and how autonomy will transform all industries where people and goods move. As part of the collaboration agreement, both companies will work closer together on validation and verification of integrated self-driving vehicle systems.
ZF and Oxbotica will combine expertise to create self-driving systems which can be industrialised and deployed across different applications. Oxbotica’s industry-leading autonomous driving software has been deployed in many different environments including cities, mines, airports, quarries and ports, while ZF is a supplier to some of the largest automotive OEMs in the world.
Ozgur Tohumcu, Oxbotica CEO, said: “Working with ZF is a key milestone in Oxbotica’s journey to bring our vision around Universal Autonomy to life. Our integrated autonomy stack is already running on vehicles on public roads in Oxford, UK. However, this concrete achievement is just the first step in a wider collaboration towards jointly developing and deploying world-class self-driving systems.”
Torsten Gollewski, EVP Autonomous Mobility Systems at ZF, said: “We are delighted that Oxbotica has successfully demonstrated its autonomous driving software working with ZF’s ProAI hardware, since we both share the same vision around how autonomy will transform entire industries across the globe.”