Driving into the Future with Automotive Technology
The car is the most complex electronic device many of us will buy. The Arm architecture is a key enabler of automotive technology, with more than 85 percent of infotainment systems and many under-the-hood applications powered by Arm-based chips. Autonomous driving is the next frontier for car manufacturers; it will be a revolution that changes the concept of mobility as we know it. Arm is playing a role in this transformation by providing high-performance compute platforms, meeting the power-efficient energy requirements that allow manufacturers to deploy autonomous vehicles at scale, and turn concept into reality.
New Era of Automotive Innovation
The automotive industry is currently looking at the technology innovation needed to move from today’s prototype autonomous vehicles to deployable safe, self-driving solutions. Arm is working with key OEMs, Tier 1s and the broader ecosystem to help simplify and accelerate the path to real deployment of safe autonomous vehicles which will redefine our concept of mobility and enable a new era of automotive innovation for the entire vehicle.
Reliability, manufacturing, and broad safety and security challenges stand in the way of moving autonomous cars from prototype to production, according to a Forrester survey of automotive experts. Discover the right technical path to delivering safe and affordable AVs at scale.
Autonomous and ADAS
The automotive industry is partnering with Arm and its ecosystem to help solve the challenge of the large amounts of computational power needed to sense, perceive, and react while staying within the strict power, space, and thermal requirements of a modern vehicle. Cortex-A and Cortex-R processors from Arm provide the perfect platform to build complex autonomous compute systems that process from the initial sensor fusion applications to the objection identification and perception processing—and through to the final real-time safety-critical actuation function.
Cortex-R52 delivers the highest level of integrated capability for functional safety of any Arm processor. Cortex-R52 is designed to meet the rising performance needs of advanced real-time embedded systems, such as powertrain and sensor applications, and in the decision and actuation phases of ADAS and autonomous systems.
The first automotive-grade image signal processor from Arm was developed for the smart automotive market, delivering key visual information to the driver via the cockpit display, or directly to computer vision systems for ADAS applications. Mali-C71 also supports the requirements of system-level ASIL-D functional safety for a variety of automotive applications, from ADAS and all-round vehicle awareness to mirror replacement and night vision enhancement.
Cortex-A76AE brings highest levels of safety with Dual-Core Lock-Step (DCLS) capabilities, while delivering uncompromising performance and thermal efficiency. It is the processor of choice for next-generation Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving systems.
Cortex-A65AE is Arm's first multithreaded AE Cortex-A CPU that delivers the highest levels of safety with Dual Core Lock-Step (DCLS). It can scale up to eight cores in a single cluster and supports Split-Lock for mixed-criticality automotive applications.
Learn more about how Arm technology can power the entire connected autonomous vehicle.
Arm partners offer smart car technologies to service the compute needs of the whole car, including advanced driver assistance and autonomous systems. These partners facilitate the efficient development of automotive solutions with both silicon and software products.