Horizon Robotics Begins Mass Production of China's First Automotive Grade AI Chip
It is difficult to get on the scale of autonomous driving technology, and the long discussion on the road to mass production has been rampant. Beginning in the second half of 2018, investors in the autonomous driving sector began to return to rationality. The competition for autonomous driving around the world is also moving from the experimental stage to the stage of engineering mass production.
At this point in time, last week on the 30th August, Horizon Robotics announced that it will mass-produce China's first automotive level AI chip, the second generation “Journey 2.” It is worth mentioning that the second generation “Journey 2.” has obtained a number of pre-installation points in five countries around the world. As soon as the first half of next year, the public can see a production model with the“Journey 2.”. Based on the “Journey 2.” Automotive chip, Horizon Robotics also launched the AI chip tool chain Horizon Robotics OpenExplorer, the “Journey 2.” visual perception solution for the ADAS market, and the brand new Matrix autonomous driving computing platform. An Easter egg is that a “Journey 3.” chip for L4/L5 autonomous driving and equipped with the Horizon Robotics High Performance Computing Architecture BPU3.0, which is expected to be officially launched next year.
The Automotive AI chip is the Everest of the artificial intelligence industry, and it is also the premise for the autonomous driving to achieve large-scale landing. Horizon Robotics launched the first automotive grade AI chip, which not only achieved a breakthrough in the mass production of China's automotive grade AI chip, but also filled the key link of China domestic autonomous driving industry ecological construction.
The development of complex vehicle technologies such as autonomous driving, intelligent cockpit, telematics, and V2X poses new challenges to the intelligent vehicle decentralized perception ability. The transformation of the E/E architecture and the consequent concentration of edge computing will lay the foundation for the whole vehicle perception. At the upcoming “The 3rd Annual China Automotive E/E Architecture Technology Innovation Conference” to be held on the 7 - 8 Nov. 2019 in Shanghai, Mr. Stanly Li, the Vice President of Horizon Robotics will give a keynote presentation to share the development trend of E/E architecture, the formation of “independent sensing layer”, and the real case of intelligent vehicle full-scenario sensing solution based on AI computing chip etc.
Horizon Robotics has the leading AI algorithms and chip design capabilities. Leveraging the company’s deep know-how optimizing the software-hardware union, it has independently designed high-performance, low-power and cost-effective edge AI chips and solutions that empowers our partners in smart mobility and AIoT. To accelerate our partners ‘time-to-market, the company also offers edge AI chips, open tool chain, rich sets of pre-trained model examples, and comprehensive services. (https://www.horizon.ai/#/)