SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Ambarella, Inc., a cutting-edge AI semiconductor company, and Inceptio Technology, a self-driving truck operations and technology company, announced that Inceptio has selected two CV2FS artificial intelligence on-chip (SoC) systems and Ambarella’s CV2AQ – a total of four CVflow® SoCs – for its automotive-grade core computing platform. This platform is at the heart of Inceptio’s full-stack XUANYUAN autonomous driving system for trucks, where Ambarella’s SoCs provide high-performance, low-power processing simultaneously for seven 8 MPixel cameras, including AI computing, for surround camera perception and front ADAS security. features such as collision avoidance.
“Globally, there were more than 223 million registered commercial vehicles (from light to heavy) at the end of 2021,” said Susan Beardslee, principal analyst for supply chain management and logistics at ABI. Research. “Inceptio’s adoption of Ambarella’s CVflow AI processors, originally designed in SAE L3 autonomous trucks jointly developed by Inceptio and its OEM partners, provides fleet operations with a much-needed advanced collision avoidance system. We expect over 4.2 million SAE Tier 2-4 utility vehicles to be shipped worldwide in 2030.” (1)
“We chose Ambarella’s SoCs because of their advanced imaging capabilities and high performance in low-power AI processing, as well as the company’s strong cooperation and support,” said said Gary Huang, executive vice president of Inceptio Technology. “The highly efficient architecture of Ambarella’s CV2 SoCs contributes to excellent performance when running our advanced 3D computer vision algorithms. Inceptio Technology and our OEM partners began mass production of L3 trucks in late 2021, and we will continue to optimize and iterate our autonomous driving technologies and products, while expanding our OEM cooperation and application of vehicle platforms. We are very happy to work 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 real-world operating miles,” 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 harsh lighting conditions and the best performance per watt in the industry, allowing Inceptio to stay well within their thermal and power budgets.
Ambarella’s ASIL-C certified CV2FS SOCs are deployed to avoid collisions while meeting system requirements for functional safety. Additionally, Ambarella’s QM-qualified CV2AQ SoCs perform 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.
Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic rear view mirror, driving recorder, driver/cab monitoring, autonomous driving and robotic applications. Ambarella’s low-power systems-on-chip (SoCs) provide high-resolution video compression, advanced image processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent perception, fusion, and central processing systems to extract valuable data from high-resolution video and radar feeds. For more information, please visit www.ambarella.com.
Inceptio Technology’s mission is to build safer and more efficient line-haul logistics by providing cutting-edge autonomous driving technologies for trucks and operating a transport-as-a-service (TaaS) autonomous freight network at national scale. For this mission, we develop full proprietary self-driving technologies and work seamlessly with the automotive industry to preload our technologies and systems into mass-produced self-driving trucks. By the end of April 2022, Inceptio self-driving trucks with XUANYUAN inside completed over 2 million kilometers of commercial shipping operations. For more information, please visit www.inceptio.ai.