"Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus." – Simon Mainwaring, author and founder of We First
Recognizing the need for alliances and other industry groups to work together to solve the complex challenges faced by an industry undergoing enormous change, Autonomous Vehicle Technology magazine has named MIPI Alliance a 2019 ACES Award winner in its Autonomy, Consortia category.
The publication’s inaugural awards recognize the “most innovative technologies, products and services of the year” in its primary coverage areas of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and mobility services. The winners were determined through reader input and refined by a panel of editors, contributors and experts.
MIPI Alliance was recognized for its role in initiating high-speed longer reach (up to 15m) data interface specifications. Specifically cited was MIPI’s August 2018 announcement that it had begun development on its A-PHY physical layer specification targeted for automated driving systems, advanced driver-assistance systems, and other surround sensor applications, while pursuing requirements gathering to support higher speeds (e.g., 48 Gbps and more) for in-vehicle infotainment displays and other peripherals. More than 30 companies have been involved in this effort as part of MIPI’s Automotive Working Group.
In its recognition of MIPI, the publication noted that the “tremendous confluence of new-mobility technology—related to advanced driver assistance, autonomy, connectivity, infotainment, electrification, and new business models—has placed huge pressure on the auto industry to integrate the various electronic components from a growing supply base in a way that is simple, efficient, and cost effective.”
MIPI Alliance members that were also recognized with AVT ACES awards include:
ZF, Controllers category
Mapper, Mapping category
FLIR, Sensors category
Nvidia, Controllers category
Mobileye (Intel), Controllers category
Bosch, Braking and Infrastructure categories
LG, Cybersecurity category
Harman, Augmented Reality category
Tesla, Vehicles and Heavy Trucks categories
Full coverage of the AVT ACES award winners can be found on the publication’s website and in its December issue (registration required). You can also learn more about MIPI’s automotive efforts on the MIPI website.