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  • 2019.12.10
    DMP joined the international industry organization “The Autoware Foundation” that aims at the industry standard for autonomous driving OS

    Digital Media Professionals Inc. (Headquarters: Nakano-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Tatsuo Yamamoto, hereinafter referred to as “DMP”) announces that it joined “The Autoware Foundation” (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Shinpei Kato, hereinafter referred to as “AWF”).

    AWF is a non-profit global industry organization that was established jointly by Tier IV, Inc., US based Apex.AI, and UK based Linaro and aims to establish an industry standard operating system (OS) for autonomous driving technology by “Autoware”.

    Autoware has been adopted by more than 200 companies in 20 countries, and demonstration tests are progressing with various vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, automatic conveyors, and last one-mile vehicles. Using global positioning satellite systems such as GLONASS and GPS in addition to LIDAR and camera, Autoware enables such vehicles to autonomously travel the route on the map data while recognizing the current position and surrounding objects. Since Autoware allows for the beginning of demonstration experiments simply by preparing autonomous driving vehicles and an environment like running roads, many corporations are paying attention as an optimal OS for developing elemental technologies for autonomous driving.

    Having a track record of autonomous driving AI algorithm development for automobile equipment manufacturers, the world's leading GPGPU technology, and advanced semiconductor development and acceleration technology, DMP has been accelerating development in the low-speed vehicle field, one of the AWF's main application fields, such as agricultural equipment and automatic conveyors through the business and capital alliance with Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and can contribute to the AWF's target of establishing heterogeneous SoC environment.

    By joining AWF, DMP believes it can strengthen partnerships with many industry-leading companies and increase the ability to provide solutions for autonomous driving technology by acquiring cutting-edge autonomous driving technology and participating in specification development.

    Please refer to the following for an overview of AWF.

    A vehicle for short distance transportation from the nearest traffic node (railway station, bus stop, dock, etc.) to the destination (tourist destination, home, workplace, etc.). In recent years, demonstration experiments have been conducted on vehicles that run automatically at low speeds using AI technology in tourist and depopulated areas.

    ■ About Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP)

    DMP is an R&D-type fabless semiconductor vendor that deploys licensing business of hardware IPs and software IPs based on proprietary 2D/3D graphics technology for embedded devices, as well as graphics LSI business that incorporates these IPs. In recent years, in order to become the world's leading “AI Computing Company” in the AI field, DMP provides solutions through a broad portfolio including AI processor IPs, hardware/ software products and services, and AI ecosystem established by its own.

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    Digital Media Professionals Inc.
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    Tsuyoshi Osawa, Corporate Planning Department
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