Image processing software to speed development of autonomous vehicles introduced by Abaco
Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing release 2.0 of its flexible ImageFlex image processing and visualization software toolkit, which provides an easy-to-use API framework to considerably speed and simplify the development, optimization and maintenance of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) applications -- especially those targeted at autonomous vehicles.
ImageFlex enables developers of image and video processing and visualization applications on graphics processing units (GPUs) to be substantially more productive by hiding the complexity of the underlying software layers, while maintaining high performance.
ImageFlex is complementary to Abaco's NVIDIA GPU-based GVC1000 and GVC2000 hardware platforms, which use the NVIDIA Jetson supercomputer on a module for AI computing at the edge. This allows the creation of complete solutions for Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), 360-degree situational awareness, helmet mount sight processing, target identification and tracking and other EO/IR processing applications. It is portable across a range of graphics processing architectures and operating systems, and is potentially safety certifiable.
The ImageFlex API provides functions for a range of image processing operations from simple image transformations through to more complex lens distortion correction and image morphing.
It includes optimized, high quality image fusion, stabilization, tracking and distortion correction algorithms, as well as a comprehensive set of reference application examples that provide core software building blocks. ImageFlex also provides tools and reference examples demonstrating how to integrate with sensors and deploy artificial intelligence-based applications such as object detection and recognition.