AUTERA is a product family designed for data-driven development in the area of autonomous driving (AD) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Its core member is the AUTERA AutoBox – a modular robust in-vehicle data logging and prototyping system with excellent performance. It can read, process, and record raw data from lidar, radar, and camera sensors as well as automotive buses and networks with best-in-class bandwidth. The unique combination of high computation power and a wide data bandwidth (50 Gbit/s) makes its compact form factor a special strength.
The AUTERA AutoBox can be used to log extensive data volumes during test drives for homologation, replaying data at a later stage, or training neural networks, etc. Therefore, it features a high-performance storage solution, the AUTERA Data Storage Unit (AUTERA DSU), in combination with a high-volume AUTERA Solid State Disk (AUTERA SSD). For convenient and high-speed data upload a dedicated AUTERA Upload Station is available.
Furthermore, the AUTERA AutoBox can be equipped with powerful hardware accelerators, such as graphics processing units (GPUs) or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), to develop, validate, and optimize sensor fusion and perception algorithms or neural networks.
For data logging, it provides an accurate time stamp mechanism as well as comprehensive bus and network support based on the latest standards, such as AUTOSAR and Fibex. Moreover, it supports a wide range of camera interfaces, such as GMSL II, FPD Link III, and CSI II for different camera vendors. Its scalable and flexible setup lets you tailor the system to your requirements and keep up with changing demands in the dynamic environment of ADAS/AD developments. All this is provided in a chassis optimized for in-vehicle use with regards to temperature, robustness, and supply voltage.
The system is delivered with a ready-to-use setup based on RTMaps. However, you can also choose your preferred software environment for the application based on a Linux operating system.