Accelerating Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Self-driving capabilities have the potential to completely redefine our vehicles. But, for the industry to achieve Level 4 / 5 autonomous that is truly deployable at scale, automotive solutions require an exponential advance in power, cost, efficiency and most importantly, safety. To strengthen Arm's commitment to safety, Arm is announcing its new Safety Ready program. This includes the world's first autonomous-class processor with integrated safety as well as Arm's first multithreaded application processor with integrated safety.

The Road to Autonomous Vehicles 

Level of autonomy

Level of autonomy as defined by the society of automotive engineers (SAE). 

Safety Ready

A Head-Start on Safety

The Arm Safety Ready program

The Arm Safety Ready program is a collection of products across the Arm portfolio that have been through various and rigorous levels of functional safety systematic flows and development. It includes our latest collection of Automotive Enhanced IP specifically designed for automotive applications. Customers can be confident that they are receiving reliable functional safety through consistent documentation, processes, and features. The Arm Safety Ready program helps reduce risk and accelerate time to market while fast-tracking the project’s certification phase.

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Forrester Study

Autonomous Vehicles: From Prototype to Production

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.

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Use Cases
Driving Reimagined by Arm Partners

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.

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Arm Automotive Enhanced IP

Automotive Enhanced (AE) means that the Arm solution is uniquely designed for automotive applications with attributes targeting specific automotive use cases.


The World’s First Autonomous-Class Processor with Integrated Safety

The Cortex-A76AE is based on the Cortex-A76 design. It is a superscalar, out-of-order processor that delivers similar levels of performance as the Cortex-A76 across integer, floating point, memory, and machine learning, and achieves similar levels of energy efficiency. The Cortex-A76AE differs in microarchitectural upgrades for functional safety and added application flexibility.

Arm Cortex-A65AE

Arm's First Multithreaded Processor with Integrated Safety

The Arm Cortex-A65AE offers multithreaded Automotive Enhanced Cortex-A CPU technology to deliver the highest safety levels with Dual Core Lock-Step (DCLS). It scales up to eight cores in a single cluster and supports Split-Lock for mixed-criticality automotive applications. The thermally efficient Cortex-A65AE is designed for high-throughput workloads, such as sensor fusion in autonomous driving and vision in ADAS.

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An Ecosystem of Trust

Arm partners offer technologies to service the compute needs of the whole car, including advanced driver assistance and autonomous systems. These partners provide facilitate the efficient development of automotive solutions with silicon and software products.

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