Hailo-8 AI accelerator selected for iMotion's iDC High domain controller

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Hailo, a chipmaker of edge artificial intelligence (AI) processors, has announced that the autonomous driving solutions provider iMotion has selected the Hailo-8 AI accelerator to power its iDC High domain controller for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD).

Together with the Renesas R-Car V4H SoC (System-on-Chip) the Hailo-8 AI processors within the iMotion iDC High domain controller will help to make applications such as Highway Pilot/Navigate on Autopilot (NoA), Automated Home Parking, and in the future also Urban Pilot/NoA, both viable and cost-effective for mass market vehicles.

According to iMotion, a Chinese automaker is expected to begin mass production with its iDC High domain controller in the second half of this year.

The high-performance iDC High enables Bird’s Eye View 3D perception for advanced automated driving applications and enhances safety and comfort with a 10V5R sensor configuration. In addition, the low power consumption of the Hailo-8 accelerator enables passive cooling of the ECU, lowering the cost of the residual bill of materials (BoM) and simplifying the vehicle integration.

"The integration of the Hailo-8 AI accelerator and the high-performance Renasas 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 making advanced automated driving safer and more affordable for all vehicles,” said Orr Danon, Hailo CEO. “Partnering with iMotion represents another key milestone in our quest to make our AI technology foundational in the 21st century global automotive industry that needs high performance, cost-effective, robust and scalable AI solutions for automated driving and parking.”

“The Hailo-8 accelerator is unique in its ability to enable power-efficient AI acceleration of state-of-the-art Neural Networks with low energy consumption that greatly advances automotive innovation,” said iMotion CTO Calvin Lu.

According to Takeshi Fuse, Vice President of Marketing, High Performance Computing Division of Renesas, “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.”