On Thursday, Continental and Ambarella, a California-based artificial intelligence chip company, announced a partnership to develop software and hardware systems for self-driving vehicles.
The partnership will focus on Level 2+ autonomous driving, which allows drivers to briefly remove their hands from the steering wheel through features such as assisted cruise control and lane centering.
Ambarella, a semiconductor company, has created a new type of chip called a system on a chip (SoC) that combines multiple CPUs on a single logic board and enables artificial intelligence processing.
In partnership with Continental, the two companies will develop technology consisting of high-resolution cameras, radar, and lidar sensors, as well as software from Continental.
Additionally, Continental holds a minority stake in lidar startup AEye, which is based in California. The auto supplier has integrated a long-range lidar sensor based on AEye’s patents with its existing short-range lidar technology.