Object Detection

A computer vision algorithm that detects objects in view of a camera or other sensor: for example pedestrians, vehicles, animals, or cyclists. Algorithms are typically artificial intelligence programs which have been trained on large datasets (i.e. 1000 examples of a Stop sign) in order that variances in the driving environment,… read more


The use of data from motion sensors, sometimes attached to the wheels or bearings for accuracy, to estimate change in position over time. Often found in robotics, it can augment other navigation or positional data where other inputs (such as satellite or inertia measurement) are too small to be detected.


Original Equipment Manufacturer, or as consumers know them, car brands such as Tesla, Audi, Ford, etc. Typically responsible for designing the vehicle, constructing the vehicle chassis and assembling all constituent systems. The top of the automotive industry supply chain.

Online Calibration

A camera-based system that calibrates itself during start up of the car, or in real-time. This is in contrast to a camera system that needs to be calibrated in a factory or garage.

Open AutoDrive Forum

Industry standards development group consisting of various consortia developing autonomous vehicle technology standards. Made up of ADASIS, NDS, TISA, SENSORIS.

Open Automotive Alliance

The Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) is an alliance of automotive manufacturers and technology companies aimed at using Android in automobiles.


OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision) is a library of programming functions mainly aimed at real-time computer vision. Originally developed by Intel, it was later supported by Willow Garage then Itseez (which was later acquired by Intel). The library is cross-platform and free for use under the open-source BSD license. OpenCV… read more

Over The Air – OTA

Updates to software or data on the vehicle transferred via wifi or connection to a mobile communications network. Data updates might include updated mapping data, new infotainment or driver interface features, firmware updates to improve software reliability or new safety features using existing hardware on the vehicle.