Aptiv Releases Dataset for Autonomous Driving

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March 28, 2019—Aptiv PLC announced the full release of nuScenes by Aptiv, an open-source autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset. As the first company to share safety data of this caliber with the public, Aptiv is solving for a gap in the AV industry, which has historically limited open-sourcing data for research purposes.

"At Aptiv, we believe that we make progress as an industry by sharing—especially when it comes to safety," said Karl Iagnemma, president of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility. "Our team thought carefully about the components of our data that we could open to the public in order to enable safer, smarter systems across the entire autonomous vehicle space. We appreciate the importance of transparency and building trust in AVs, and we look forward to sharing nuScenes by Aptiv, information that has traditionally been kept confidential with academic communities, cities, and the public at-large."

As the first large-scale public dataset to provide information from a comprehensive AV sensor suite, nuScenes by Aptivis organized into 1,000 scenes collected from Boston and Singapore, and is representative of some of the most complex driving scenarios in each urban environment.

Providing public data of this kind not only offers academic researchers and industry experts access to carefully curated safety standards, it enables robust progress and innovation in the industry. Over 1,000 users and over 200 academic institutions have registered to access the nuScenes dataset.

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