Hailo, which makes chips for edge AI processors, has announced that autonomous driving solutions provider iMotion has selected the Hailo-8 AI accelerator and the Renesas R-Car V4H SoC to power its iDC High domain controller for ADAS and automated driving (AD).
Incorporating the Hailo-8 AI processors within the iMotion iDC controller is expected to make applications such as Highway Pilot, Navigate on Autopilot (NoA) and Automated Home Parking more viable and cost-effective for mass-market vehicles.
A Chinese auto maker is set to begin mass production with the iDC controller in the second half of 2024.
According to iMotion, the iDC controller enables bird’s-eye view 3D perception for automated driving applications and enhances safety with a 10V5R sensor configuration. In addition, Hailo says the Hailo-8 possesses a low power consumption for passive cooling of the ECU.
Orr Danon, Hailo CEO, said, “The integration of Hailo’s Hailo-8 AI accelerator and the high-performance Renesas R-Car V4H SoC significantly improves the affordability of iMotion’s AD/ADAS domain controller while enabling best-in-class processing capabilities, an important development in our shared commitment to make advanced automated driving safer and more affordable for all vehicles.”
Takeshi Fuse, VP of marketing for Renesas’s high-performance computing division, added, “The integration of the Renesas R-Car SoC with the Hailo-8 AI accelerator further enables unprecedented capabilities such as bird’s-eye view 3D perception at an affordable cost for mass-market vehicles.
“Together, we are bringing to life a new era in high-performance, affordable automated driving that will benefit the Chinese automotive market specifically and the automotive industry at large.”
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