Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS) has launched NPS 500, which it describes as “the world’s first all-in-one deeply integrated multi-model sensor system focused on Level 4/5 autonomy”, featuring AI fusion technology that can “see-around-the-corner”.
It says the sensor-fused system precisely interconnects NPS’s solid-state MIMO lidar, super-resolution SWAM radar and cameras to cooperatively detect and process 360° high-resolution data, ensuring autonomous vehicles can “prevent all accidents”.
Featuring 650Tb/s sensor-data processing on a network of tightly connected custom signal processing chips, the company says the densely integrated sensor system enables vehicles to see around corners and provides over 500m of range with ultra-resolution accuracy together with a highly adaptive frame rate; and that its breakthrough capabilities make it “10x more reliable than currently announced sensor solutions”.
“Our goal to prevent all transportation accidents is the holy grail for autonomous vehicles,” said Behrooz Rezvani, founder and CEO of NPS. “We are the sensing system behind the Zero Accidents Platform for large volume deployment at affordable cost. Existing technologies are not sufficient to achieve this paradigm, so we created our own more powerful lidar and radar.
“Our AI-driven sensor-fusion system processes this ultra-high resolution data to create the safest and most reliable solution in the market today. The NPS 500 slashes time-to-market for autonomous vehicle manufacturers, while being the most cost-effective.”