Platform Leverages Ambarella’s CVflow®- based CV22AQ and Momenta Deep Learning Algorithms
SHANGHAI, April 16, 2019 — Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a Santa Clara, California-based developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and Momenta，an autonomous driving technology company based in Suzhou, China, today announced a collaborative HD mapping platform for autonomous vehicles. The combined solution leverages Ambarella’s CV22AQ CVflow™ computer vision System-on-Chip (SoC) and Momenta’s deep learning algorithms to provide HD Map solutions, including mapping, localization for autonomous vehicles and map updates through crowdsourcing.
“HD Map is essential to the autonomous driving system. Ambarella’s CV22AQ CVflow computing platform has made it easier for Momenta to deploy and upgrade HD map software and algorithm on the embedded system. Our HD map can automatically build maps, perform localization, and update through crowdsourcing.” said Xudong Cao, CEO of Momenta. “We look forward to continuing our work with Ambarella to deliver a wide range of autonomous driving software.”
“We are pleased to partner with Momenta to provide a powerful and open HD map platform,” said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella. “The CV22AQ’s performance and advanced image processing will enable Momenta’s algorithm execution.”
Momenta’s vision based HD semantic mapping solution is of high scalability and production-ready. Through crowdsourcing, the solution can create a closed feedback loop of big data, AI and HD map updating. On the basis of localization, Momenta will discover changes in the map elements and provide frequent updates to the cloud.
The CV22AQ is manufactured in an advanced 10-nanometer process, providing the ultra-low power consumption required for the design of compact automotive systems. Its CVflow architecture delivers real-time processing of up 8 megapixel resolution video at 30 frames per second (fps) for high-precision deep learning based object recognition.
The CV22AQ’s high-performance image signal processor (ISP) delivers superior image quality in low-light environments, while high dynamic range (HDR) processing extracts more image detail in high-contrast scenes — further enhancing the computer's computer vision capabilities.
Using CV22AQ, Momenta is able to use a single monocular camera input to generate two separate video outputs, one for vision sensing (perception of lanes, traffic signs, and other objects), and another for feature point extraction for SLAM (self-localization and mapping) and optical flow algorithms.
Ambarella provides a set of tools to help customers easily port their neural networks to the CV22AX SoC.
Based on the toolchain, Momenta is able to quickly migrate deep learning perception models to embedded platforms and achieve accurate output.
Momenta, established in 2016, is one of the leading autonomous driving companies in the world. Momenta is building the “brains” for autonomous vehicles. Its deep-learning based software in perception, HD semantic mapping, and data-driven path planning enables the realization of full autonomy. Momenta offers multi-level autonomous driving solutions as well as big data services.
For more information, please visit, www.momenta.ai
Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotic applications. Ambarella’s low-power SoCs offer high-resolution video compression, advanced image processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent cameras to extract valuable data from high-resolution video streams.
For more information, please visit, www.ambarella.com