Reliability, manufacturing, and broad safety and security challenges stand in the way of moving autonomous cars from prototype to production. 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.
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Level of autonomy as defined by the society of automotive engineers (SAE).
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.
Autonomous and ADAS
Brodmann17's patented technology provides the next generation of perception for automated driving solutions. Their revolutionary Deep Neural Network (DNN) architecture requires only a fraction of the usual computing power and can run highly-accurate computer vision on low-power Arm processors, ideal for mass production. Arm's Automotive Enhanced CPUs, part of the Arm Safety Ready portfolio, are an excellent baseline for the Brodmann17 software and this synergy provides scalable robust perception.
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'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.
High-precision location is essential for vehicles with autonomous capability and ADAS functionality. The Swift Navigation Starling Positioning Engine natively processes measurements from commercially available Arm-based GNSS receivers to provide precision positioning and integrity capabilities.
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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.