Daimler Truck subsidiary Torc Robotics has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider.
According to a Daimler press release, AWS will handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as Torc prepares to deploy its fleet of self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia.
Torc is responsible for commercializing a Level 4 autonomous system – a vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under specified operating conditions – that will be offered to trucking customers.
Its test fleet in New Mexico is already generating petabytes of data (1 petabyte is 1 million gigabytes) from tests on public roads.
Torc’s end-to-end software stack collects and processes raw data from multiple sensors such as LiDAR, radar and cameras.
In addition to the expansion of routes and fleet size, the next-gen test trucks has integrated more sensors at higher resolutions to enhance object detection at longer ranges.
AWS on its part will provide rapid, secure data transfer, intelligent tiered storage, managed orchestration and analytics tools, and high-performance multi-core CPU and GPU compute to help Torc rapidly scale its agile and cost-efficient development platform and accelerate its testing and commercialization of the technology.
According to the press release, Torc’s development team will utilize AWS for both low- and high-demand tasks, as well as data sharing across remote teams.
Torc will leverage AWS managed services such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) for running simulation software at scale, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK), Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA), and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Intelligent-Tiering to efficiently manage test data and support regulatory compliance.
This integration on AWS will allow Torc to transfer massive amounts of data for log analysis of real-world tests, while also providing computational power for simulation and deep learning.
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