Samsung Electronics announced that its latest automotive chip, the Exynos Auto V920, has been selected to power Hyundai Motor Company’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. This marks Samsung’s first collaboration on automotive semiconductors with leading global automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor.
Built on a 10-core CPU design, the chip offers efficient performance across the CPU, GPU and NPU, ensuring a safer and more entertaining in-car experience. The vehicles with Samsung‘s chips are expected to start rolling out by 2025.
Jae Geol Pyee, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics, said:
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Hyundai Motor, a prominent global mobility manufacturer, and we anticipate that this partnership will further solidify our position in the automotive infotainment space.
“Through close collaboration with our global customers and ecosystem partners, we will continue to create state-of-the-art automotive chip solutions that offer a safe and enjoyable mobility experience.”
The Exynos Auto V920 is Samsung’s third-generation automotive processor with considerable upgrades in CPU, graphics and neural processing performance. The chip will deliver an optimal in-vehicle experience by enabling real-time display of critical driving information, and playback of video content and games.
The chip has a 1.7x greater processing performance than the previous generation. With support from Samsung‘s previous chip, the LPDDR5, the company have used the LPDDR5’s memory speed to help their new chip efficiently manage up to six high-resolution displays for dashboard, infotainment and rear seat entertainment systems, and up to 12 camera sensors that capture crucial visual information.
Improvements have also been made to the processor’s graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) performance, enhancing visual presentation on displays and optimising driver interaction with in-car information. By incorporating the latest computing cores, the neural processing unit (NPU) achieves 2.7 times greater performance than the previous generation. This allows the V920 to support enhanced driver monitoring features to better detect the driver’s state and swiftly assess the surroundings, providing an even safer driving environment.