ZF has acquired a 6% stake in Stradvision, a develop of AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and ADAS features. This acquisition will spawn a partnership between the companies that will work to help ZF expand its ADAS product portfolio, developing L3 and L4 autonomous systems and automated driving perception software.

StradVision’s SVNet software allows vehicles to detect and accurately identify a variety of objects – such as other vehicles, lanes, pedestrians, animals, free space, traffic signs, and lights – even in harsh weather conditions or poor lighting.

In carrying out these operations, SVNet relies on deep learning-based perception algorithms that have a low power consumption and require a minimal amount of memory to run. Likewise, it supports a variety of hardware platforms and can be customized for use in other hardware systems.

ZF’s product portfolio is focused around autonomous driving and vehicle software. Within these domains, the company offers high-performance computers and software supporting ADAS and autonomous driving functions, including camera, radar, and LiDAR sensors as well as smart actuators.