AMD Enhances Vehicle Safety By Powering Hitachi Astemo’s Advanced Forward Camera System

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Chip-manufacturing powerhouse AMD revealed that premier mobility provider Hitachi Astemo has chosen AMD’s adaptive computing technology to fuel its innovative stereo-format forward-looking camera system, enhancing adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking vision functionalities.

The AMD Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ multi-processor system-on-a-chip (MPSoC) facilitates both stereo and monocular image analysis within the camera, granting it the ability to perceive objects across a 120-degree range, tripling the field of vision compared to its predecessor, thereby bolstering overall safety parameters.

According to Makoto Kudo, the Deputy Head of the ECU Solution Business Unit at the Powertrain and Safety Systems Business Division of Hitachi Astemo, AMD’s programmable, highly scalable, high-performance silicon is a significant asset in addressing the intricate image signal processing demands intrinsic to our advanced forward camera mechanism.

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Camera systems play an important role in the infrastructure of autonomous vehicles and sophisticated driver-assistance setups integrated within modern cars. These forward cameras are fundamental components in these frameworks, empowering vehicles to identify objects and individuals accurately.

Leveraging AMD’s potent computational solutions, the system devised by Hitachi Astemo amalgamates stereo camera image processing algorithms with artificial intelligence, fostering object recognition competencies that will further facilitate the development of video-centric driver assistance platforms.

AMD continues to be a comprehensive resource for vehicle manufacturers, supplying an array of solutions ranging from powering in-car entertainment systems to facilitating advanced driver-assistance frameworks, autonomous vehicle operations, and networking applications where the emphasis on functional safety is supremely critical. This positions AMD as an essential hub for silicon and software solutions in the automotive industry.

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Aryaman Raghuvanshi
Aryaman Raghuvanshi
Aryaman Raghuvanshi is a Journalist at EFY. His passion is to explore the future of mobility, which gets him to cover latest technologies shaping the future of automobiles and EVs. But, at times he writes on broader technologies too. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aryaman-raghuvanshi-2431b7153

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