This guide shows you how to use Autoware.AI and Arm NN to build and run a real-time object detection system. Object detection is central to the development of automated vehicles. Quick and accurate detection and tracking of objects around an autonomous vehicle is crucial to operational safety.

The system runs on a HiKey 960 device using Arm Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPUs, and a Mali-G71 GPU.

This guide covers the following topics:

  • How to build an object detection node for Autoware.AI
  • How to run the object detection node on a HiKey 960 device
  • How to use Arm NN to accelerate neural network performance

The following image shows the final object detection system that we will build: