New VIA-AI Driver Assistance App Source Code Available on GitHub

Press Release Summary:

  • Enables the addition of level 2 driver assistance capabilities by connecting an Android smartphone to the CAN (Control Area Network) bus of a vehicle
  • Supports Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and CAN Bus integration functions
  • Connects to the vehicle’s CAN Bus using standard onboard diagnostics port (OBD-II) and a giraffe connector

Original Press Release:

VIA Releases VIA-AI Smartphone Driver Assistance App Source Code

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: https://youtu.be/NAkFJRXgz5s

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for M2M, IoT, and Smart City applications, ranging from video walls and digital signage to healthcare and industrial automation. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names. www.viatech.com

VIA PR Contact

International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #866201
Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw

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