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Ambarella’s computer vision chip follow-up enters fraught market

Machine-vision silicon specialist Ambarella has revealed its CV2 processor, at a time when the market is asking what exactly went wrong in the Uber crash. Ambarella used a self-driving Lincoln MKZ to show off the capabilities of the system, driving it around Silicon Valley to prove its safety. 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…

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