Autonomous Technology

Introducing, Theia AI.

Autonomous Technology

Here at Autotech Co Hong Kong Limited, through years of data analytics and research, we have now leveraged the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to develop our innovative open-source ‘machine vision’ software – Theia AI.

Lidar and Radar are the most common ways of viewing the world around a motor vehicle. The technology is customarily mounted on the roof of the vehicle with a computer, sometimes called the 'brain', using the data the sensory system receives to identify the 360-degree landscape around the vehicle.

Our Theia AI software analyses the vehicles surrounding environment, allowing state-of-the-art Level-5 autonomy.

Our software combines with the vehicles multiple sensors to provide complete data visualisation of the surrounding 3D environment.

The ‘brain’ will assist the vehicle in recognising other road users, pedestrians, traffic lights and signs, road markings and any other street obstacles it needs to interact with or avoid on its specified route.

Theia AI has been developed to provide autonomous vehicles with the computer intelligence required to negotiate complex driving situations. Theia AI can understand what is going on around it and can predict what may happen in the future. Theia AI has rapidly evolved to monitor the five major components of autonomous driving:

Sensing

Determining the drivable area and its delimiters

Visual Mapping

  • The geometry of the routes within the drivable area

Moving Objects

All road users within the drivable area

Scene Semantics

Visual cues (explicit or implicit) such as traffic lights, traffic signs, turn indicators, pedestrian gaze direction, road markings and more.

Driving Policy

Laws of the road

Theia AI

Theia AI continually scans for objects around the vehicle. From up to three football fields away in all directions, Theia AI can monitor pedestrians, cyclists, other vehicles, road works, obstructions and much more.

Theia AI reads traffic controls continuously, from traffic light colours and train crossing gates through to temporary stop signs. Theia AI has the most versatile sensor software, with the ability to not only identify shapes, like vehicles and pedestrians but also textures, such as road markings and traffic-sign text.

Theia AI can predict the movements of everything around the vehicle based on their speed and trajectory. It understands that other vehicles will move differently than a cyclist or pedestrian. The software then uses that information to anticipate the many possible routes that other road users may choose.

With all this information combined, Theia AI will then calculate the precise trajectory, speed, lane, and steering manoeuvres required to carefully progress along the desired route through any confusing, unpredictable, and ever-changing situation the vehicle may encounter.

In the future, we see our Theia AI software combining with systems like V2X and platooning regulatory traffic safety standards as well as current 5G compatibility and driver monitoring support.