Auburn Hills, Michigan & Santa Clara, California–(business wire) — At CES 2023, technology company Continental (XETRA: CON) and edge AI semiconductor company Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) today announced a strategic partnership. Toward the realization of autonomous driving, the two companies will jointly develop scalable end-to-end hardware and software solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) to enable assisted and autonomous driving (AD). The strategic alliance builds on his November Continental announcement to integrate Ambarella’s energy-efficient system-on-chip (SoC) family into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Compared to other domain controller SoCs, Ambarella’s CV3-AD chip family is up to 5x more power efficient, enabling faster and more comprehensive sensor data for better environmental awareness and safer mobility. provides higher performance for processing The partner will combine Continental’s software and hardware expertise and broad portfolio of automotive system solutions with Ambarella’s computer vision know-how, his powerful SoCs and software modules. In addition to developing camera-based perception solutions for ADAS, Continental and Ambarella focus on scalable full-stack systems from Level 2+ to highly automated vehicles. These full-stack solutions employ a multi-sensor approach that includes Continental’s high-definition cameras, radar, lidar, and associated control units and necessary software. Automakers will be able to flexibly integrate his joint system solutions into their latest generation vehicles. In electric vehicles, energy efficient solutions reduce power consumption and cooling demands, saving several kilograms (estimated 6 pounds) of battery weight. This increases the average range by about 5-10 kilometers (3-6 miles) with the same battery capacity, based on a standard configuration. To serve the growing assisted and autonomous driving market while paving the way for autonomous driving, the partners aim to bring these joint solutions into mass production on a global scale by 2026.
“From ADAS to advanced automation, we are now able to offer full-stack, scalable vehicle system solutions with the highest performance, which strengthens our leadership position in assisted and automated driving.” “This strategic partnership with Ambarella further expands our broad portfolio and brings us one step closer to Vision Zero and autonomous mobility.”
“The automotive industry will be able to take full advantage of Ambarella’s algorithm-first SoC architecture and software IP, combined with Continental’s global scale and proven track record in commercializing technology for the ADAS and automated mobility markets. Ambarella: “Together with our partner Continental, we are working to achieve a high degree of automation and deliver on our promise to build towards autonomous driving while delivering on our compelling new vehicle to make vehicles safer. We provide automakers with options.”
Joint system solutions powered by artificial intelligence
Expanded with Ambarella’s CV3-AD system-on-chip family, Continental’s portfolio combines a proven track record in sensor technology, cross- and domain-specific high-performance computing systems, software development, and extensive experience in implementing automotive functions in this growth. Leverage your expertise. Assisted and automated driving market. At the same time, Continental leverages its large software and development ecosystem to provide further scalability to its already wide range of ADAS full-stack products. These systems are based on Ambarella’s CVflow SoC with AI and provide automakers with a flexible platform to scale their investment costs across all vehicle models.
Continental will provide the majority of the hardware and software for this partnership, while Ambarella will provide the SoC platform and other software capabilities. As a result of this strategic partnership, next-generation vehicles from L2+ to the highest level of automation will benefit from powerful, energy-efficient and scalable mobility system solutions from Continental and Ambarella.
Ambarella’s CV3-AD AI domain controller SoC family provides centralized single-chip processing for multi-sensor recognition, including high-resolution cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, lidar, and deep integration of these sensors with autonomous vehicle path planning make it possible. These fully scalable and power efficient SoCs deliver industry-leading AI performance per watt for neural network computation with up to 40x better performance than Ambarella’s CV2 automotive SoC family. Additionally, Ambarella integrates its superior image signal processor technology into every SoC. The result is a robust ADAS and L2+ 4 to Level autonomous driving system that delivers a higher level of environmental awareness in lighting, weather and driving conditions that are challenging for human vision and edge AI applications.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility for people and their goods. A technology company founded in 1871, the technology company provides safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machinery, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental will achieve a turnover of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of our founding.
Ambarella’s products are used in a variety of human vision and edge AI applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirrors, dash cams, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotics applications. Ambarella’s low-power system-on-chip (SoC) offers high-definition video compression, advanced image and radar processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent perception, fusion, and planning.