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Ambarella and Shanghai OFilm partner to deliver an Automated Valet Parking platform

Ambarella, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-high definition video processing and computer vision semiconductors, together with Chinese tier 1 automotive supplier Shanghai OFilm, a leading provider of intelligent driving solutions, announced that the two companies are collaborating on an automated valet parking (AVP) hardware platform.

The platform uses Ambarella’s CV22AQ CVflow computer vision system-on-chip (SoC), which features superior image signal processing, powerful artificial intelligence (AI) computing performance, and ultra-low power consumption (typically under 2.5 watts). Combined with OFilm’s intelligent driving algorithms and proven system integration capability, the platform achieves high precision image recognition, free space detection, obstacle detection, and map construction.

“OFilm continues to address customers’ needs and is committed to building intelligent driving technology and products that can be mass-produced,” said Dr. Ma Guanglin, General Manager of Intelligent Driving at OFilm. “Such products need powerful algorithmic capabilities combined with the ability to optimise for high performance. We chose Ambarella’s CV22AQ SoC, which is based on their CVflow architecture, as it provided these capabilities.”

“We are pleased to be working with OFilm Intelligent Driving to provide advanced automated valet parking platforms,” said Ambarella CEO Fermi Wang. “Our CV22AQ CVflow computer vision SoC running OFilm’s advanced AI software will enable the next generation of intelligent self-parking vehicles.”

The CV22AQ is manufactured in an advanced 10-nanometre process, providing the ultra-low power consumption required for the design of compact automotive systems. Its CVflow architecture delivers real-time processing of up to 8 megapixel resolution video at 30 frames per second (fps) for high-precision deep learning based object recognition. The CV22AQ also supports multiple camera inputs with simultaneous output in multiple resolutions and multiple viewing angles.

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. It delivers advanced network security features such as secure boot, TrustZone, and I/O virtualization to prevent hackers, and also supports secure over the air (OTA) software upgrades.

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