Available now on GitHub to facilitate the creation of groundbreaking autonomous driving innovations
Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2019 – VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of VIA-AI source code and documentation on GitHub for the global developer community. The VIA-AI app enables the addition of level 2 driver assistance capabilities by connecting an Android smartphone to the CAN (Control Area Network) bus of a vehicle.
“Our mission with VIA-AI is to facilitate the development of driver assistance applications by making our technologies accessible to everyone,” commented Richard Brown, Vice-President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We look forward to working with developers, enthusiasts, and industry partners to accelerate the creation of groundbreaking autonomous driving innovations.”
The VIA-AI Driver Assistance App
VIA-AI is an open source driver assistance app that supports Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and CAN Bus integration functions. It enables the development of driver assistance capabilities for selected vehicles using a modern Android smartphone and hardware connectors.
VIA-AI is compatible with current generation flagship Android devices, and verified for full functionality with HTC U11 and HTC U12+, and Google Pixel2 smartphones; other smartphone models are currently under evaluation. The VIA-AI app connects to the vehicle’s CAN Bus using a standard onboard diagnostics port (OBD-II) and a giraffe connector (available from comma.ai). Once installed, the VIA-AI app connects to the vehicle’s subsystem to manipulate acceleration, brake and steering functions, providing Level 2 driver assistance on the highway.
Learn more about the VIA-AI platform here: http://viaai.com/
VIA-AI source code, documentation and support is available here: https://github.com/via-intelligent-vision/VIA-AI
Watch a short video of the VIA-AI driver assistance app in action here:
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in connecting businesses to advanced AI, IoT, and computer vision technology through innovative smart solutions for transportation, industrial, and smart city applications. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high-tech centers of the US, Asia, and Europe, and spans a customer base that includes many of the world’s leading hi-tech, industrial, and transportation companies.