NTT DataA global digital business and IT services provider, ambotecha software firm that focuses on autonomous driving systems, and valioA company that provides technology development to vehicle manufacturers has announced what they call the “next big step” in providing automated parking capabilities.
in a release issued on ces 2023 in Las Vegas, which opens today, the three companies said they have formed a consortium called VEN.AI, designed to be the go-to provider for production-ready parking automation with global roll out capabilities.
The consortium combines each company’s core competencies, and the infrastructure-based offering, he said, will have some requirements on the vehicle side, as it seeks to develop dedicated vehicles through the use of sensors, connectivity (eg, 5G), and offboard computing. guides for Parking Lot.
“Automated parking solutions can be implemented in a variety of use cases including assembly plants where vehicles are produced, outbound-logistics distribution parks, depots for vehicle fleet operators, retail surfaces as well as automated valet as service in the parking garage” the release noted.
In the initial phase, VEN.AI is focusing on manufacturing-specific use cases to help car manufacturers increase the efficiency of their assembly lines by automatically guiding vehicles from one production station to the next.
From there, the system will guide the vehicle from the end of the assembly line to a dedicated parking space in a staging area, prior to dispatch. The result is a more efficient assembly line, saving time and cost.
Prasoon Saxena, President of Manufacturing at NTT Data Services, said that VEN.AI is one example of the investments the company is making in the automotive industry to drive efficiency and productivity towards Industry 4.0 for our customers.
“With innovations from NTT DATA, including advances in edge computing, network monitoring and advanced connectivity, VEN.AI will make mobility much easier and energy efficient for consumers, car manufacturers and others.”
Security, the release said, “is a key component of VEN.AI, which integrates the latest technology innovations including the use of cameras, light detection, low-latency connectivity and sensors. The system is focused on security and availability.” Designed to meet the highest requirements and standards and features best-in-class building components.
To that end, Ambotec, short for embedded optimization technologies, will provide its PRODRIVER, an SAE Level 4 virtual driver designed to provide “flexible, human-like driving, automated driving in busy logistics areas with mixed traffic.” Driving is a key enabler, as well as parking in very tight spaces, increasing space efficiency.
Valeo, the market leader in sensors for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the associated detection algorithms, will be responsible for supplying the technology needed for the parking system to function properly.
Its sensors will be used to “detect and locate cars in the parking area as well as sense the surrounding environment. This information is used by algorithms to precisely guide the car to an available parking space.” goes,” said all three companies.