Augmented Navigation Demo Co-developed by Luxoft Was a Success at International CES 2016
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced that its CVNAR™ computer vision and augmented reality software framework was successfully used in a demonstration of ADAS and automated driving capabilities presented by QNX Software Systems, a BlackBerry subsidiary, at the International CES 2016 show. Installed in the QNX® reference vehicle, a modified Jeep Wrangler, the CVNAR™ framework ran algorithms to highlight turn-by-turn navigation arrows, street names, pedestrian crossings, destinations, points-of-interest and forward collision alerts.
In working on the QNX Software Systems demonstration, Luxoft applied road model-based computer vision algorithms for the tracking of objects, such as vehicles, pedestrians, building facades and road signs, to build a road scene reconstruction engine that runs on the full-featured and robust QNX Neutrino® OS. The road scene reconstruction engine utilizes Luxoft’s proprietary solutions for augmented reality such as advanced augmented guidance, navigation, points of interest (POIs), and destination highlighting. The Luxoft augmented navigation engine provides precise road positioning to empower semiautonomous driving capabilities.
“The key differentiator of our ADAS solution is that, from the very beginning, we used scientific algorithms to resolve the fundamental problems of computer vision in an in-vehicle environment,” said Andrey Golubinskiy, Head of ADAS Automotive, Luxoft. “By applying these algorithms to the vehicle embedded systems and field-testing them, we were able to create a robust and reliable solution. Luxoft’s engineering expertise and continuous R&D investments over the last four years allowed us to build this solution.”
“Next-generation ADAS and automated driving applications need a realtime OS with proven safety credentials; they also need sophisticated computer-vision algorithms to make sense of the world around them,” said Romain Saha, Strategic Alliance Manager, QNX Software Systems. “Through their commitment and teamwork, Luxoft helped deliver a solid demonstration for CES that showcases how the right mix of advanced technologies can enable a wide range of applications, from heads-up displays to semiautonomous vehicles.”
Luxoft’s CVNAR™, a computer vision and augmented reality framework, brings together a unique set of features and capabilities and can be used in several ways. It can be adapted to a particular OEM’s requirements and present a ready-to-use solution on already supported systems-on-chip (SoCs), or it can be made available as a hardware-independent embedded solution that utilizes CPUs, as well as GPUs or DSPs. The framework can be easily integrated with head-up and LCD displays, and supports smart glasses. Using eye-tracking algorithms and vehicle’s sensor data, augmented navigation provides navigational hints, highlights road obstacles and destinations, and more. For additional information, visit http://automotive.luxoft.com/.
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft’s solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients’ business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The Company develops its solutions and delivers its services from 27 dedicated delivery centers worldwide. It has over 10,000 employees across 30 offices in 16 countries in North America, Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa. Luxoft is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.luxoft.com.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, is a leading provider of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Siemens, General Electric, Cisco, and Lockheed Martin depend on QNX technology for their in-car electronics, medical devices, industrial automation systems, network routers, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Visit www.qnx.com and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company’s automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com.
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