Linaro the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm ecosystem, announced that NavInfo has joined the 96Boards initiative as a Steering Committee member.

As the autonomous vehicle industry develops, solutions such as NavInfo’s HD Map (High Definition Map), high accuracy positioning and automotive-grade semiconductors for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) could benefit from standardized platforms for prototyping, product development and testing.

96Boards Automotive aims to encourage the development of a heterogeneous computing platform which enables silicon providers, system integrators and car manufacturers to fast prototype, develop and integrate early with different sensory subsystems as well as vehicle control boards without lock-in to specific suppliers.

96Boards is Linaro’s initiative to build a single worldwide software and hardware community across low-cost development boards using the latest Arm technology. A large range of products compliant with the 96Boards specifications is available worldwide and this is supplemented with additional hardware functionality provided through standardized mezzanine boards. The 96Boards Steering Committee provides a neutral forum in which companies can cooperate closely to offer semiconductor products in a standard form factor for rapid product development, testing and prototyping.