• The Zenseact Offering

    Precise path towards autonomous drive

  • Autonomous Driving Features

    Introducing a selection of our autonomous driving features

Highway Pilot

Our Highway Pilot allows the driver, when driving on highways, to take their hands off the steering wheel and let the car safely handle parts of their daily commute without supervision. With a simple push of a button, this feature grants the freedom to focus on something else while letting the vehicle do the driving.

Collision Avoidance

Collision avoidance helps drivers to avoid collision with warnings or automatic emergency braking and steering. It grants 5-star NCAP rating and awards a stamp of authority within safety.

Driver support

With supervised automated driving the vehicle will assist the driver in braking, accelerating and steering while increasing comfort and safety.

Connected Roadview

Every vehicle needs an accurate real-time view of the road ahead in order for the autonomous driving features to deliver an exceptional experience. Connected Roadview ensures that the knowledge of icy road segments, temporary speed-bumps, pot-holes and accidents are registered, plotted on a virtual map and distributed across the entire fleet. This enables safer journeys, smarter route planning and timely interactions with driver for a seamless experience with minimum disturbances.

Highway Pilot

Our Highway Pilot allows the driver, when driving on highways, to take their hands off the steering wheel and let the car safely handle parts of their daily commute without supervision. With a simple push of a button, this feature grants the freedom to focus on something else while letting the vehicle do the driving.

Collision Avoidance

Collision avoidance helps drivers to avoid collision with warnings or automatic emergency braking and steering. It grants 5-star NCAP rating and awards a stamp of authority within safety.

Connected Roadview

Every vehicle needs an accurate real-time view of the road ahead in order for the autonomous driving features to deliver an exceptional experience. Connected Roadview ensures that the knowledge of icy road segments, temporary speed-bumps, pot-holes and accidents are registered, plotted on a virtual map and distributed across the entire fleet. This enables safer journeys, smarter route planning and timely interactions with driver for a seamless experience with minimum disturbances.

Driver support

With supervised automated driving the vehicle will assist the driver in braking, accelerating and steering while increasing comfort and safety.

  • The Zenseact Platform

    Scale from somewhere to everywhere

The Zenseact platform brings the future of driving to consumer vehicles, i.e. for personal mobility.

The Zenseact platform is comprised of a series of software technologies, compute infrastructure both on-board the vehicle and off-board in the cloud, as well as a large ecosystem of tools that automates the process of continuous data driven development and deployment of autonomous driving features across the entire vehicle fleet.

 

The Machine

Implementing a fast continuous loop for collecting road data and safety case information from the fleet, developing, verifying, validating and deploying safety critical features “over the air” for vehicles in motion, is a very complex task. The reward of mastering the loop, unlocks the capability to gradually expand the autonomous vehicle driving task, both by seamlessly adding driving capabilities but also by gradually increasing the operational environment in which the vehicle is allowed to execute. As an example, to provide an unsupervised Highway Pilot feature to a customer, you may be required to iterate the loop 10.000 times!

Clearly, the speed at which you can iterate defines your market advantage and the quicker you can iterate the sooner you can deliver your services to your customers. At Zenseact we have industrialized this continuous data driven development loop and named it “The Machine”, in which our platform components are tightly integrated, to ensure maximum efficiency end to end.

 

 

By dynamically probing and analyzing data from the fleet of consumer vehicles we can learn how to improve safety and automated driving capability based on real-world data. This enables continuous growth of feature content and availability of automated driving so that we can scale it from somewhere to everywhere.

The initial launch will be on Volvo Car’s SPA2 modular platform, which will offer Volvo’s first unsupervised self-driving system, called Highway Pilot.

Key Platform Characteristics

Complete – From Pixel to Torque

Our platform supports the requirements for a complete ADAS and AD software suite that takes care of every single process from sensing to vehicle control.
Computer vision, sensor fusion, localization, decision and control, on-board/off-board analytics, safety cases, cloud, data probing, over-the-air software updates and continuous deployment are all in-built capabilities of the platform. Our hardware blueprint is a combination of several exterior cameras, radars, ultrasonics, lidar, a driver monitor, as well as a powerful vehicle computer.

Open – For third party innovation

Our software platform, equipped with perception and control capability, is open to third-party development e.g. for new innovative vehicle features or for new services based on data collected by the vehicle fleet.

Scalable – From NCAP-level ADAS to high-end AD

The modularity of the platform answers to the requirements of having different vehicle trim levels based on the same software platform. In a modular way allow for deployment of single radar/camera ADAS to unsupervised highway driving features without changing the underlying architecture, ensuring scalability from a feature as well as from a cost of ownership perspective.

Continuous – Staying relevant by driving the customer journey.

Zenseact platform provides a viable path towards offering continuously relevant autonomous driving and active safety features for consumer vehicles. By automating the development and deployment lifecycle we are able to ensure that consumers will experience a seamless consumption journey across base features to on-demand and upgrade premium on-demand features.

  • Key Platform Technologies

Computer Vision software

Our complete computer vision stack for multiple cameras is built on the latest tech stemming from the deep learning revolution. Generally, it detects vehicles, pedestrians, drivable road area, lane markers, signs and much more.

Vehicle motion control

Based on our environmental model from sensor fusion and localization the host vehicle path is planned ensuring comfort and safety. If needed, decision making software can react to sudden accident risks with automatic emergency braking or steering.

Localization 

By combining real-time sensor data with an HD-map the vehicle can be accurately localized, which gives access to map information on e.g. exact road geometry and road conditions that lie outside of the sensor range or detection capabilities.

Sensor fusion software

Raw detections from all sensors are combined in our central tracking system to ensure that we can follow moving objects, e.g. vehicles and pedestrians, with high confidence as these move around the host vehicle.

Computer Vision software

Our complete computer vision stack for multiple cameras is built on the latest tech stemming from the deep learning revolution. Generally, it detects vehicles, pedestrians, drivable road area, lane markers, signs and much more.

Vehicle motion control

Based on our environmental model from sensor fusion and localization the host vehicle path is planned ensuring comfort and safety. If needed, decision making software can react to sudden accident risks with automatic emergency braking or steering.

Sensor fusion software

Raw detections from all sensors are combined in our central tracking system to ensure that we can follow moving objects, e.g. vehicles and pedestrians, with high confidence as these move around the host vehicle.

Localization 

By combining real-time sensor data with an HD-map the vehicle can be accurately localized, which gives access to map information on e.g. exact road geometry and road conditions that lie outside of the sensor range or detection capabilities.

Freedom of choice.

The end users will gain freedom of choice: to switch between manual or autonomous driving, while relying always on safety-leading technology to back their actions. Our bespoke technology secures future system updates together with unhindered user experience. Thanks to the fleet insight machinery and over-the-air-update capabilities, feature performance and availability will increase drastically over time. The updates will be unobstructive and discreet. This will result in a progressively better and increasingly liberating day-to-day driving experience for the end user.

 

Safety redefined.

Safety creates trust. And trust creates confidence. It is our firm belief that when the user is trusting enough in their vehicles to take them to their destination safely, they will finally be able to relax. By allowing the car to take over the wheel completely they will subsequently get in a “zen” mode and focus on other things while on the road, claiming some precious quality time back. Be it for leisure and pleasure like reading a book, playing a game with the family or even taking a nap, all the way out to maximising productivity like preparing for that next big meeting, this liberty over one’s time will always be a matter of uncompromising safety.

Would you like to find out more about our platform and our unique product offering? Are you an established organisation seeking partnerships that could lead to groundbreaking products and services positively impacting our way of life? Or perhaps you are a start up with an innovative proof of concept? Please reach out to:

Erik Coelingh

Product & Technology

Tel: +46 31 3136 000
Mail Erik Coelingh