UK-based EV developer Arrival is to use Californian AI vision company Ambarella as the provider of the environmental perception module across Arrival buses and vans.

The AI vision processors will support both Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) features and autonomous driving. The ADAS features will provide commercial sector vehicles with advanced safety and convenience-related driver assistance capabilities, including lane departure warning (LDW), lane keeping assist (LKA), vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind spot monitoring (BSM), traffic sign recognition (TSR) and traffic light recognition (TLR).

This platform enables the highest levels of autonomy without the need for hardware upgrades in the future.

Sergey Malygin, EVP of Technology at Arrival, says, “We are excited to be partnering with Ambarella, whose CV2FS AI vision processor provides the required neural network processing performance, stereovision support and excellent image quality, all running at extremely low power. This enables Arrival to bring ADAS features to commercial vehicles and operators to make their fleets safer and more efficient.”

Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella, adds, “Arrival has the potential to transform urban mobility with its integrated transportation ecosystem that includes vehicles, digital tools and microfactories. Our AI-based vision processing is enabling Arrival to meet the ever-increasing performance and functional safety requirements for autonomous vehicles.”