Get to know AIthena consortium partners – Infineon

This week we introduce next AIthena consortium partner: Infineon

Infineon is a world leader in design and manufacturing of semiconductor products and related application support. Combining entrepreneurial success with responsible action, at Infineon we make the world easier, safer and greener.

Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. We are playing a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the digital and the real world. Our semiconductors enable smart mobility, efficient energy management and the secure capture and transfer of data. Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive electronics, industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, and hardware-based security.

What is the role of Infineon and the team in the project?

Infineon’s main activity is related to the development of an AI-driven software solution for object recognition, including situational awareness features used for robust scene understanding based on camera data. Scene understanding is expected to be the key to success for future automated vehicles, as you cannot react properly to any objects you are not aware of and do not understand their intentions. This activity is related to Use Case 2 of the AIthena project on AI extended Situational Awareness / Understanding.

What are you currently working on in the project?

Our current focus is on implementing the targeted situational awareness features used for robust scene understanding, namely traffic light colour detection (red, orange, and green), vehicle signal detection (including brake lights, left/right indicators), and bounding box orientation determination of relevant objects in the current scene.

From your perspective, how do you see the contribution of the AIthena project to building trustworthy, explainable, and accountable AI-based CCAM?

From our point of view, AIthena is an important research project to understand and learn all the additional challenges arising from the transition from classical automotive safety assurance to the trustworthiness assurance paradigm required for AI systems to comply with the AI Act.

You can read more about Infineon at Semiconductor & System Solutions – Infineon Technologies.