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4 July 2024

aiMotive achieves ISO 26262 ASIL D re-certification for aiSim 5

aiMotive, a global leader in automotive simulation technology, has obtained ISO 26262 certification from TÜV Nord for the latest generation of its simulator, aiSim 5. Originally granted in 2020, aiSim was the world’s first simulator for ADAS/AD to achieve this certification!

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aiSim 5 simulation scene with vehicles in a US urban environment

4 January 2024

aiMotive Unveils aiSim 5: Pioneering Next-Gen AutoGI for ADAS/AD Simulation

In a groundbreaking move, aiMotive introduces aiSim 5, heralding a new era of automated driving simulation infused with cutting-edge Automotive General Intelligence (AutoGI). This latest release transforms simulation dynamics with a deterministic and reproducible environment, shaping the future of automotive innovation.

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1 December 2023

New Distributor Partnership with Macnica: Expanding Presence in Japan

We are proud to announce a strategic distributor partnership with Macnica, a renowned Japanese technology solutions partner. This partnership signifies aiMotive's commitment to enhancing its presence in the Japanese market and further solidifying its position as a pioneer in the automated driving technology sector.

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30 October 2023

Extending our R&D center in the heart of Budapest with HIPA’s support 

aiMotive, a pioneering force in automated driving technology, has secured support from the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), signifying a milestone in pursuing R&D excellence. 

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aiWare safety certificate

22 June 2023

aiMotive achieves an industry first milestone with ISO26262 ASIL B certification for aiWare4 NPU IP

We are thrilled to announce that our aiWare4 Neural Processing Unit (NPU) has achieved ISO 26262 ASIL B certification – making it the world’s first ASIL B certified NPU IP in the industry.

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22 March 2023

aiSim ecosystem expands further with 3D asset provider, RenderPeople

Through this collaboration, aiMotive’s simulator is compatible with an even wider range of assets, essential for both real-time testing & validation and synthetic data generation. 

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5 January 2023

Introducing aiSim 4 – the ultimate tool for ADAS/AD validation

Validating an automated driving (AD) software’s proper operation using traditional testing methods would take years, if not decades. aiSim 4 provides an ideal testing environment to investigate and validate how AD systems perform in high-mileage tests and adverse driving scenarios, focusing on virtual, high-fidelity sensor data.

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22 December 2022

Stellantis Completes Acquisition of aiMotive to Accelerate Autonomous Driving Journey

Stellantis N.V. today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of aiMotive, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence and autonomous driving software.  

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14 December 2022

Latest aiWare4+ automotive NPU brings enhanced programmability, flexibility and scalability while retaining highest efficiency 

The 4th generation of aiWare™ automotive NPU hardware IP has undergone significant upgrades to both the hardware and software, delivering up to 1000 TOPS with industry-leading efficiency of up to 98% while enabling support for latest AI trends such as Transformer Networks, FP8 and structured fine-grained sparsity

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17 November 2022

Stellantis Accelerates Autonomous Driving Journey with Acquisition of aiMotive, a Leading Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Driving Start-up

Stellantis N.V. and aiMotive, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence and autonomous driving software, today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Stellantis to acquire aiMotive.

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26 October 2022

aiMotive and Foretellix to Offer a Joint Virtual Solution for Validation of ADAS and AV Perception and Planning

Joint solution to benefit from native support of the recently released ASAM's OpenSCENARIO 2.0.0 standard that revolutionizes the way safety is built into autonomous systems

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13 October 2022

aiMotive and Parkopedia partnership provides automakers with cost-effective and scalable automated parking solutions 

Autonomous technology specialist, aiMotive, and Indoor Mapping provider and connected vehicle services leader, Parkopedia, are now able to offer automakers scalable, autonomous parking solutions which minimise everyday parking hassles for drivers, without relying on the presence of additional infrastructure within parking facilities, thanks to a recent partnership. 

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14 July 2022

aiMotive and emotion3D deliver optimized driver monitoring solutions for aiWare NPU on Nextchip APACHE5

Collaboration between two leading European automotive technology providers results in exceptional performance DOMS (Driver and Occupant Monitoring Systems) solution at compelling cost and power metrics.

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Engineer holding production validated neural processing unit

5 May 2022

aiMotive ships first aiWare4 NPU production RTL

aiMotive has shipped production-validated RTL of its latest ultra-high-efficiency 4th generation aiWare NPU to lead customers, demonstrating its scalability, high clock speed capabilities and exceptional configurability to meet demanding PPA targets

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aiData – The most advanced data pipeline for automated driving

24 March 2022

aiMotive introduces aiData

The most advanced data pipeline for automated driving reduces the cost and complexity of processing data with a high level of automation.

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31 December 2021

Neural network accelerator chip design is being developed by aiMotive partially financed by the NRDI fund

aiMotive uses NRDI fund to further develop the chip design needed to accelerate the neural networks that form the basis of artificial intelligence.

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aiMotive's automated driving car parking at ZalaZone

2 December 2021

aiMotive announces aiDrive 3.0

Revolutionary virtual sensor technology brings unparalleled data re-use for all levels of autonomy – offering faster go to market times for OEMs and Tier1s striving to deploy the most competitive L2-L4 automated driving solutions

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aiDrive ported to BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino RTOS 

9 November 2021

Committed to safety – aiDrive ported to BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino RTOS 

aiMotive is on a mission to bring affordable automated driving to all. As part of developing industry-leading solutions to overcome the challenges of automated driving, we've taken another significant step towards becoming a trusted automotive supplier. Our aiDrive software has been fully ported to BlackBerry's QNX® Neutrino® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), allowing us to offer safety-critical solutions to our partners.

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Nextchip has licensed aiMotive’s latest aiWare4™ NPU hardware IP for their next-generation ASIL-B compliant SoC for AVP and other challenging automotive applications, deepening the relationship between both companies for volume production of advanced AI-powered solutions 

3 November 2021

Nextchip licenses aiWare4 for their Apache6 automotive domain processor 

Nextchip has licensed aiMotive’s latest aiWare4™ NPU hardware IP for their next-generation ASIL-B compliant SoC for AVP and other challenging automotive applications, deepening the relationship between both companies for volume production of advanced AI-powered solutions 

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Map showing aiMotive's sales satellite offices – illustration for the recent opening of the Munich office

28 October 2021

aiMotive opens Munich office

Expansion to German automotive hub highlights aiMotive's growth as an automotive supplier

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28 September 2021

Test and verification methods for autonomous driving functions and environmental sensing systems

EUREKA project testEPS, coordinated by aiMotive on the Hungarian side, successfully kicked off in 2021 September! TestEPS stands for testing and verification Methods for Automated Driving Functions and Environmental Perception Systems.

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aiSim software running on a  laptop

1 July 2021

World’s first ASIL-D simulator, aiSim, integrates with NI Veristand for leading HiL solution

aiMotive and NI collaborate to integrate NI Veristand with aiMotive’s automated driving simulator (aiSim) to create an end-to-end Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) set-up for automated driving systems for even the most complex sensor configurations.

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Arnaud Lagandré, aiMotive's new Chief Commercial Officer

3 June 2021

aiMotive names Arnaud Lagandré new Chief Commercial Officer

aiMotive, a leading automated driving technology company based in Budapest, today announced that Arnaud Lagandré will be joining its team as Chief Commercial Officer. Arnaud Lagandré brings over 25 years of international automotive experience collected at European, Asian and North American positions at Continental to the Budapest-based team. 

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aiWare4 chip

27 May 2021

aiMotive launches aiWare4, featuring advanced wavefront processing, upgraded safety and low-power features

The 4th generation of aiWare™ automotive NPU hardware IP delivers up to 64 TOPS per core, leveraging innovative wavefront-processing algorithms and upgraded memory architecture to deliver dramatically improved PPA* and improved built-in ISO26262 safety support

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aiSim 3.0 software scene with aiMotive car

20 April 2021

aiMotive announces aiSim 3.0

The next generation of the world’s first ISO26262-certified simulator for the development and validation of ADAS and AD systems. aiSim 3.0 brings multi-node and multi-client capability together with physics-based sensor simulation enabling high and measurable correlations between virtual and real-world testing.

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A comparison of aiWare's performance with competitors' in a figure

15 April 2021

Industry high 98% efficiency demonstrated by aiMotive and Nextchip

Demonstrating industry-leading NPU efficiency for demanding automotive vision NN workloads, as first samples delivered to lead customers

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aiSim software scene

24 March 2021

aiSim 3.0 builds on Vulkan Ray Tracing to validate automated driving

aiMotive, the largest independent team working on automated driving technologies in Europe, today announced it has integrated the Khronos® Group’s Vulkan® API to improve raytracing performance in aiSim 3.0.

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RoadRunner 3D Scene in aiSim

16 February 2021

aiMotive Integrates RoadRunner 3D Scene Editing Capability by MathWorks into aiSim

MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, and aiMotive, Europe’s most funded automated driving technology supplier have begun a collaboration to integrate RoadRunner into aiSim allowing users to easily create road and 3D networks for simulation in aiSim – the most deterministic and robust solution on the market!

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Sony's VISION-S Prototypes

12 January 2021

Collaboration of aiMotive and Sony evolves ADAS capability for VISION-S Prototype

aiMotive, the most funded automated driving technology company in Europe, today announced it is working with Sony Corporation (“Sony”) to advance its automated driving software stack with Sony’s VISION-S Prototype. According to Sony, the VISION-S – announced at CES 2020 – is conceived to re-imagine mobility as we know it, by integrating the advanced ADAS and automated driving systems with the latest electric vehicle technology and an innovative entertainment system. 

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10 December 2020

AImotive Deploys Synopsys VCS to Verify Next-Generation Automated Driving Technologies

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that AImotive has adopted Synopsys VCS® simulation and Verdi® debug, part of the Verification Continuum® Platform, to help verify its innovative aiWare™ hardware IP for Neural Network (NN) acceleration for automated driving applications.

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26 October 2020

Bravery or Foolishness?

Last week Tesla sent out a beta software update called "Full Self-Driving" to a select group of customers. This release is expected to comprise of improvements to the company's Autopilot – and include advanced driver-assist features designed for local, non-highway streets.

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27 August 2020

Bernhard Bihr brings over 30 years of automotive experience to support AImotive’s development efforts

Back in June we were proud to announce a new addition to AImotive’s Board of Directors. Bernhard Bihr joined with 15 years of experience as president of Bosch Engineering GmbH. Under his leadership, Bosch Engineering grew from a team of 375 to over 3800 people, including growth from several acquisitions.

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7 July 2020

AImotive and C3S take self-driving car technology from the road to space

To take cutting edge AI capabilities to space requires highly specialized expertise. That's why space technology and satellite provider C3S is cooperating with automotive supplier AImotive, to utilize automotive technologies in commercial space applications.

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22 June 2020

AImotive becomes the most-funded automated driving software supplier in Europe

Latest investment round secured despite COVID-19 lockdowns around the world

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28 April 2020

AImotive relies on first ISO26262 certified simulator to power CI/CD (continuous integration and delivery) of automated driving

Essential first step to creating certifiable toolchain for ADAS/AD development also allows AImotive to continue development when road testing possibilities are limited during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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12 April 2020

Method, data processing system, computer program and computer readable medium for object segmentation

Main research and development activities of AImotive LLC are focused on future technologies. The patent application being subject of this tender fits well to the roadmap of the company, and is already submitted to the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

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19 December 2019

AImotive's latest aiWare3P delivers superior NN acceleration for production L2-L3 automotive AI

Latest release of aiWare3 hardware IP includes significantly better host CPU offload, lower memory bandwidth and upgraded SDK tools to enable scalable, low-power, low latency solutions up to 100+ TOPS

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18 November 2019

AImotive, HERE Technologies and Vodafone showcase the future of automated parking

The three companies develop a scalable automated valet parking solution for closed parking structures.

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15 October 2019

ON Semiconductor and AImotive Announce Collaboration on Future Sensor Fusion Hardware Platforms

Industry leaders in automotive sensing technologies combine expertise to explore new levels of integration for advanced heterogeneous sensor fusion for autonomous vehicles.

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8 October 2019

AImotive and Nextchip announce aiWare to be integrated into next-generation Apache5 Imaging Edge Processor

Nextchip disrupts automotive image processing market by integrating AImotive's high-performance aiWare NN Inference accelerator optimized for camera-first autonomous driving applications

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13 September 2019

Hexagon, STMicroelectronics, and AImotive join forces to tackle the positioning challenges of automated driving

The companies aim to demonstrate their ASIL-rated multi-technology precise positioning solution to potential automotive partners early next year.

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1 July 2019

Neurálisháló-gyorsító chip designt fejleszt az AImotive az NKFIH támogatásával

Budapest, 2019. június 26. – Az AImotive Informatikai Kft. 395 747 454 Forint összegben vissza nem térítendő támogatást nyert a Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Alaptól (NKFIH Alap) kutatás-fejlesztési tevékenységének támogatására.

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16 May 2019

AImotive to discuss survival of autonomy at the Embedded Vision Summit

The company will also showcase next gen, hardware agnostic self-driving technology on platforms from Quanta, Nvidia and Renesas

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2 May 2019

Quanta and AImotive partner to develop processing platforms for automated driving

AImotive to deploy platform agnostic aiDrive self-driving software stack on Quanta’s platform and integrate into test vehicles.

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21 February 2019

AImotive to Showcase the Collaborative Future of Automated Driving at Embedded World

Leading Self-Driving Technology Vendor Will Display Software, Simulator and Hardware IP in Booth 4A-625

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18 January 2019

Simulation Limited

How Sensor Simulation for Self-driving Vehicles is Limited by Game Engine Based Simulators –Simulating the images of unique cameras used for self-driving was a driving force behind the development of a new engine for a simulator designed for autonomous

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