TIER IV, a leading entity in open-source autonomous driving (AD) technology, has achieved Level 4 certification for its “AI Pilot” system. The certification was obtained at the GLP ALFALINK Sagamihara, a vast logistics campus in the Greater Tokyo area. This accreditation aligns with the stipulations of the Road Transport Vehicle Act.
Why It Matters
The Road Traffic Act governs the roads within the GLP ALFALINK Sagamihara, and they cater to both pedestrians and vehicles. This certification marks the inaugural instance for an AD system to achieve Level 4 status in an environment without relying on road infrastructure for perception, prediction, and planning.
- TIER IV’s “AI Pilot” system operates devoid of a human driver.
- “AI Pilot” amalgamates open-source software “Autoware” with a sensor system, a computing system, and an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, making it adaptable to various vehicle models.
- This initiative aligns with the Japanese government’s objectives for a nationwide autonomous driving project.
- TIER IV is resolute about disseminating the design and procedure for this certification, offering a blueprint for partners with aspirations in AD system development.
TIER IV’s latest certification is a monumental stride in autonomous driving, further bolstering its reputation in the realm of AD technology. Committed to continuous innovation and enhancement of AD systems, TIER IV is leveraging its newfound Level 4 certification to gear up for the mass production of electric vehicles. Leading the charge in the deployment of AD systems, TIER IV is on a mission: to realize the Japanese government’s vision of establishing more than 50 driverless service locations in Japan by 2025 and doubling that figure by 2027.