Accelerate autonomous driving development with the Robotic Drive Innovation Lab

Jun 9, 2021 by Martin Eichhorn


I believe we’re witnessing the dawn of a remarkable new era.

Ever since the development of the first steam-powered automobile, vehicles have been all about the hardware. But the development of autonomous driving (AD) is transforming the global automotive industry and cars, trucks, buses and so on, are about to become digital transportation platforms.

However, the move toward full autonomy represents a massive challenge, not least, because the computational muscle needed to support the initiative is likely to be around 1000x that required by today’s advanced vehicles.

We’ve been working closely with global AD innovation leaders for quite some time, introducing Robotic Drive services to solve the most significant challenges. Our expert teams provide the necessary IT, data and AI expertise, plus — through our Luxoft and CMORE acquisitions — a deep understanding of automotive in-car software development architecture.


Everyone loves Robotic Drive

Leading automotive OEMs and Tier1s have based their AD development on this innovation. “We’re proud to work closely with leading technology and cloud partners to run our Robotic Drive services in the cloud and on-premise, enabling clients to easily scale their data, AI training and simulation usage up and down. Our data–driven development services drastically de-risk and accelerate the development, testing, and validation of ADAS/AD capabilities to support Level 2 plus to Level 5 autonomous driving functions. It’s the largest known, industry-ready, petabyte-scale development platform and services.” Luz Mauch, EVP Automotive, Luxoft. The Record, Issue 19, Winter 2020.


Clients fully engage with the Innovation Lab

The Robotic Drive Innovation Lab helps clients familiarize themselves with the toolchains involved in scalable autonomous driving development. Here, visitors experience the power of our open services firsthand, getting to know how the services support decision-making and provide steppingstones for each client situation.

“We are deeply impressed by the AD-specific knowledge and data–driven development services Luxoft delivers with the Innovation Lab approach. Because of the AD expertise and the flexibility to deliver we use Luxoft Robotic Drive services for an ingest service right now.” Mr. Günther Rädler, Continental BU ADAS

The uniqueness of our Robotic Drive Innovation Lab lies in the combination of its data-driven, real-world sized AD development environment. In this environment, comprehensive demonstrations of realistic challenges generated by automation and scaling requirements for AD workloads are made touchable. Leveraging the technical excellence of our autonomous driving team, we help clients sketch and proof credible custom solutions — even piloting them with the customer’s applications and toolchain.

The Robotic Drive Innovation Lab is precisely sectioned (in-cloud or on-premise) to facilitate standard client workshop formats, client and partner demos, technology benchmarking, joint innovation and minimum viable product (MVP) progression.


True–to–life test conditions

Having a practical and substantial backdrop for both public cloud and on-premise, means you can test AD development with your own data, applications and tooling in conducive surroundings. Your engineering teams are able to benchmark third-party technology, experiencing all the RD elements in generous and authentic conditions.

For this we offer:

  • A real-world sized autonomous driving development platform that allows for all relevant AD workloads both in public cloud and on-premise
  • A connected garage parking place to connect your vehicles and work with your data
  • Chance to integrate your applications
  • Maximum collaboration via virtual AD development teams


Tap into a rich vein of Luxoft talent and innovation

The Robotic Drive Innovation Lab isn’t just about technology. It provides access to our top architects, engineers and developers, too, wherever you happen to be. We use the Lab ourselves for differentiating IP development in authentic conditions for the next–generation autonomous driving development platform from L2 forward.


Draw on our wealth of knowledge and experience

Why not join our dedicated strategy workshops, where we discuss our approach to AD development while sharing best practices and a rich set of client demos? Then combine your visit to the Robotic Drive Innovation Lab with a stop-off at our Automotive Center of Excellence, which is also located in Böblingen, Southern Germany.

Make the most of your visit and find out how the Robotic Drive Innovation Lab could support your own journey.

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