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Date: 04/07/2022

Ambarella SOC chips drive autonomous trucks

Artificial intelligence based system on chips from Ambarella are selected for use in autonomous truck driving system from Inceptio Technology. Inceptio selected two each of Ambarella's edge AI chips CV2FS and CV2AQ for its automotive-grade central computing platform.

These chips to power Inceptio's autonomous driving system for trucks called XUANYUAN. These SOC chips to process data simultaneously from seven 8 megapixel cameras to prevent/avoid collision.

Ambarella shared some market research data from ABI research saying globally, there were over 223 million registered commercial vehicles (light-duty to heavy-duty) by the end of 2021. Susan Beardslee, ABI Research’s Principal Analyst for Supply Chain Management & Logistic at ABI research said “Inceptio’s adoption of Ambarella’s Cvflow AI processors, initially designed in SAE L3 autonomous trucks jointly developed by Inceptio and its OEM partners, provide fleet operations with critically needed advanced collision avoidance. We expect over 4.2 million SAE Level 2-4 commercial vehicles to ship worldwide in 2030.”

“We chose Ambarella’s SoCs due to their advanced imaging capabilities and high performance in AI processing at low power, as well as the company’s strong cooperation and support,” said Gary Huang, EVP of Inceptio Technology. “The highly efficient architecture of Ambarella’s CV2 SoCs contributes to the excellent performance when running our advanced 3D computer vision algorithms. Inceptio Technology and our OEM partners started the mass production of L3 trucks at the end of 2021, and we will continue to optimize and iterate our autonomous driving technologies and products, while expanding our OEM cooperation and the application of vehicle platforms. We are very pleased to be working with Ambarella and look forward to exploring new opportunities together in the near future.”

“We were honored to partner with Inceptio on their L3 autonomous trucks and help their XUANYUAN AD system achieve over 2 million kilometers of real-world operation,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella. “Our Cvflow edge AI SoCs provide Inceptio with high-performance AI processing to implement advanced computer vision and neural network algorithms, industry-leading image signal processing for maximum clarity in challenging lighting conditions and the industry’s best performance per watt, enabling Inceptio to stay well within their thermal and power budgets.”

Ambarella says its ASIL-C certified CV2FS SOCs are deployed to perform collision avoidance while addressing the system requirement for functional safety. Additionally, Ambarella’s QM qualified CV2AQ SoCs are doing segmentation and object detection, including traffic lanes and signs.

Inceptio’s XUANYUAN autonomous driving system is available now, as are Ambarella’s CV2FS and CV2AQ edge AI SoCs.

Author: Srinivasa Reddy N
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