Self-driving truck developer Inceptio partners with chipmaker Ambarella

Inceptio Technology, a developer of self-driving truck technology, has selected two CV2FS and CV2AQ artificial intelligence systems on a chip (SoC) from Ambarella – 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 8MP cameras, including AI computing, for surround camera perception and front ADAS safety features like collision avoidance.

Susan Beardslee, ABI Research’s Principal Analyst for Supply Chain Management and Logistics, says: “Globally, there were more than 223 million registered commercial vehicles (from light to heavy) at the end of 2021.

“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 more than 4.2 million SAE Level 2-4 utility vehicles to be shipped worldwide in 2030.”

Gary Huang, Senior Vice President of Inceptio Technology, said, “We chose Ambarella SoCs because of their advanced imaging capabilities and high performance in low-power AI processing, as well as company’s strong cooperation and support.

“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 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 vehicles.

“We are very pleased to work with Ambarella and look forward to exploring new opportunities together in the near future.”

Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella, said, “We were honored to partner with Inceptio on their L3 autonomous trucks and help their XuanYuan AD system reach over 2 million operating miles in the real world.

“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.

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