DXC Luxoft this week said it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services Inc. to support the autonomous driving with its Robotic Drive Cloud offering on AWS. The Robotic Drive tooling and services are available now and can reduce development and test times, as well as total cost of ownership to customers. The partners said they can offer a tangible competitive advantage to developers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
“Creating this relationship will help our mutual customers accelerate their ADAS/AD [autonomous driving] programs while increasing flexibility and optimizing cost,” stated Luz G. Mauch, executive vice president for automotive at DXC Luxoft. “Together with AWS, we are moving toward a cloud offering called the Robotic Drive Cloud where customers can scale their demand for IT services based on their individual ADAS/AD project requirements.”
DXC Luxoft is the design, data, and development arm of DXC Technology Co. in Tysons, Va. It provides bespoke, end-to-end technologies for mission-critical systems, products, and services. DXC Technology helps global companies run their operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Robotic Drive gains cloud capabilities
DXC Luxoft said the Robotic Drive Cloud offering brings together the production-ready Robotic Drive services, toolchain, and platform into a new, cloud-based approach for automotive customers and OEMs such as BMW. AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, and more.
DXC Luxoft and AWS said their automotive experience will enable safe integration and transformation of toolchains, technologies, and processes. The companies added that Robotic Drive on AWS will use several native services for different components catering to various use cases for ADAS application workloads.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) will house a data lake, managing hundreds of petabytes of automotive datasets. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) will function as the containerized compute back end, supporting some of the most compute-intensive workloads around simulation, machine learning for driving behavior algorithms, reprocessing, and sensor data analysis at scale.
In addition, AWS CloudFormation will help create the automation blueprint for the native services and applications, while AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and CodeCommit will bring increased productivity to the DevOps process, said the companies.
Some key Robotic Drive Cloud use cases, such as data ingest, elastic cloud bursting for AD simulations, and lidar perception management have already been successfully deployed in client environments and have received positive feedback, according to DXC Luxoft and AWS.
“Collaborating with a recognized industry leader like DXC Luxoft enhances our ability to meet the needs of our automotive customers, leveraging specific industry experience with AD/ADAS data-driven development platforms and services,” said Wendy Bauer, director of automotive sales at AWS. “Together, we’re enabling the automotive industry to safely accelerate development and time to market for autonomous driving systems.”
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