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Ambarella takes new approach to autonomous car safety

Machine vision silicon specialist Ambarella has revealed its CV2 processor, using a self-driving Lincoln MKZ to show off the capabilities of the system on a route around Silicon Valley. The car, nicknamed EVA (Embedded Vehicle Autonomy), does not use LiDAR to navigate. It relies on a radar system and an array of Ambarella-powered cameras – six roof-mounted long-range cameras and four short-range units to cover the front, back, and sides. The complete aversion to LiDAR is pretty unique in the industry, with most automakers declaring the technology essential. For Ambarella, EVA’s camera-based process is obviously intended to prove the viability of its systems. EVA was on show at CES, using the CV1, but Ambarella was also showing off a CV1-powered…

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