TCS Autoscape™ Autonomous Vehicle Solutions
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In their endeavor to shape the future of mobility, global car manufacturers are racing to develop SAE Level 5 autonomous vehicles (AV).
To develop fully autonomous vehicles, manufacturers have to efficiently manage myriad technology and business challenges. Among these are collecting and analyzing petabyte-scale driving data. Technology teams then use the data to develop and deploy algorithms to guide AVs in the real world.
Autoscape facilitates the development of AVs using leading-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to transform the car into an agile, customer-centric product. The solution suite also improves the productivity and quality of vehicle data management services. TCS’ proprietary Machine First Delivery Model™ (MFDM™) helps customers build complete AVs by accelerating time-to-market and optimizing capital expenditure.
To make L5 AVs a reality, manufacturers must harness the right data.
To achieve this, engineering and IT teams need to:
Seamlessly collect and manage petabyte-scale autonomous driving data from in-vehicle recorders.
Search, analyze, and interpret petabyte-scale data collected from autonomous vehicles across multiple test locations.
Optimize the life cycle management of AV data and ensure secure access to globally distributed teams.
Curate perception data from sensors such as cameras, lidars, and radars and generate training datasets at scale.
Ensure robust verification and validation of AV algorithms to ensure passenger safety.
Securely deploy software updates to AVs in near real time.
Autoscape leverages intelligent, agile, automated, and cloud capabilities across vehicle engineering, algorithm development, application life cycle and data management, and vehicle validation.
Figure 1 : TCS AutospaceTM - Autonomous Vehicle Solutions
Autoscape comprises the following features:
AV data services: Comprehensive compute infrastructure architecture, data management solution, AI workbench, and toolkits to manage AV data and accelerate AV development.
TCS Data Annotation Studio: Data curation solution with cost-effective workflow orchestration, model management, and best-in-class AI tools.
Smart validation: A simulation-led validation platform that is coverage-driven and enables AI-enhanced test case and scenario generation, and true edge case identification. The solution accelerates time to market, significantly reduces cost, and enhances the validation process.
Application life cycle management (ALM): This solution is underpinned by TCS’ ALM methodology, solutions, and industry-leading partner ALM solutions.
Autoscape enables customers to achieve the following benefits:
Total cost of operations: Reduce the total cost of operations through effective utilization and optimization of cloud infrastructure and resources.
Cost capital: Reduce capex and opex for autonomous components and feature development.
Time to market: Enable faster turnaround time on curated data for effective algorithm and model building, and improved productivity.
Agile deployment: Focus on devops deployment using TCS’ solution accelerators and expertise in cloud computing infrastructure.
One-stop shop: Ensure end-to-end capability across the vehicle development life cycle.
Vehicle simulation testing: Simulation-led and coverage-driven framework at scale to ensure thoroughness in validation testing.
Data management: Catalog optimized solutions for robust data management and curation.
The TCS advantage
By partnering with TCS, AV manufacturers gain numerous advantages, as illustrated below: