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Mobileye is moving towards using cameras and custom processor chips.

Published :12/17/2020 3:04:57 AM

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A few days ago, Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel (INTC), shared its plan to develop a self-driving car system in 2025.

1. Mobileye develops light detection and ranging (laser) sensors

Sky Eye Check shows that Mobileye is an Israeli company that has been focusing on ADAS (Assisted Driving Technology) for more than a decade since its establishment, providing cameras, software and other components that allow cars to observe the world around them.


The Jerusalem-based mobile software company said its system can use internally developed light detection and ranging (laser) sensors instead of the company’s partner Luminar Technologies (LAZR) lidar sensors, which can greatly reduce costs.

2. Mobileye's main business is in the ADAS market

According to statistics, 27 automakers currently use advanced driver assistance systems of varying degrees, and Mobileye's market share exceeds 70%. Pre-installation is Mobileye's most important market. Now, this business accounts for more than 70% of the company's revenue.

Mobileye's main chip is EyeQ, which provides guarantees for safety functions such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping. At present, EyeQ4 is already a very advanced dedicated visual computing SoC.

EyeQ is expected to be officially installed in 2021. Based on its autopilot alliance relationship with BMW, BMW will install it first.

Compared with EyeQ4, the 7nm in-vehicle chip EyeQ5 has outstanding features in terms of computing power and ultra-low power consumption, which can enable L4/L5 level autonomous vehicles to enter the life of the public. Before EyeQ5 mass production, Mobileye's main business was still in the ADAS market, with the core of the vehicle's active safety function. The company has proposed the "Responsibility Sensitive Safety Model" (RSS) for autonomous driving. By modeling human driving safety awareness, it ensures that autonomous vehicles can make safe decisions with formal verification. The concept of RSS model is applied to ADAS products, resulting in an automatic preventive braking (APB) system. This system can be regarded as an enhanced version of the AEB system. With the assistance of the RSS model, the APB function can detect potential threats in a more timely manner, so as to avoid danger in advance (for example: brake, decelerate, etc.) in advance, and ensure the ride Personnel driving safety.

In order to be suitable for driving vehicles above L2, Mobileye has also developed a REM autonomous driving map to provide city managers with real-time collected road signs, marking data and other information to achieve safer driving. At the same time, the company has also developed a set of Aegis defensive detection system (Shield+), which can provide pedestrian and cyclist protection in blind areas, front collision avoidance, lane departure, intelligent high beam control, vehicle distance monitoring, speed limit The driving assistance function, including reminders, facilitates fleet management such as bus and transportation.

3. Towards the use of cameras and custom processor chips

Mobileye announced the establishment of a new laser sensor (LiDAR) department-LiDAR.AI to expand operations. The new division will mainly rely on EonitePercepTIon, a startup company acquired by Intel in November 2018. After being acquired by Intel, Eonite was integrated into the LiDAR.AI division established by Mobileye.

When it no longer used the company's partner LuminarTechnologies (LAZR) lidar sensor news came out, that day LuminarTechnologies (LAZR) company's share price plunged more than 15%. Mobileye said it is moving towards a fully automated driving system that uses cameras and custom processor chips, but the company plans to expand its cameras with lidar and radar sensors to capture three-dimensional views of the road.

According to Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye and senior vice president of Intel, the current data allows the company's test vehicle to automatically navigate the streets of Munich within a week of commissioning, without the need to send any engineers from the Mobileye headquarters in Israel to Germany.

Shashua said after releasing the lens of the successful test: "This is a key milestone, which is required to achieve scalability. If it is to be a consumer-level system, it must be able to travel anywhere."