Airbus Defense and CoreAVI announce tech partnership to bring market safety certifiable GPU compute for autonomous systems

MUNICH, Germany - Airbus Defence and Space alongside Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) announced on Tuesday a technology partnership to enable the use of GPU compute in airborne systems and applications that require the highest RTCA DO-178C/EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A safety certifications.

Airbus Defense and CoreAVI announce tech partnership to bring market safety certifiable GPU compute for autonomous systems
Airbus Defense and CoreAVI announce tech partnership to bring market safety certifiable GPU compute for autonomous systems
MUNICH, Germany - Airbus Defence and Space alongside Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) announced on Tuesday a technology partnership to enable the use of GPU compute in airborne systems and applications that require the highest RTCA DO-178C/EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A safety certifications.

Based on the use of CoreAVI’s platforms for safety certifiable applications, including its VkCore SC Vulkan-based compute driver architecture, the two companies will work together on software and systems that perform safety critical GPU compute operations to enable the autonomous systems and other avionics applications that can take advantage of GPU compute functions.

On Feb 26, 2019, the Khronos group announced the creation of the Vulkan Safety Critical Working Group Standards Initiative, a new committee designed to enable safety critical industries to take full advantage of the graphics and compute technology available with the Vulkan API.

"We’re excited to work with Airbus...to ensure that aerospace operators and integrators are able to harness the full capabilities and benefits of GPU compute technology in their safety certifiable platforms,” said Damian Fozard CEO at CoreAVI.

“CoreAVI’s platforms for safety certifiable applications and Vulkan architecture is the best platform in the market to face this ambitious challenge for building true safety critical compute applications," noted Francisco José Lagares Carrasco, Head of Air to Air Refueling Engineering at Airbus.

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