AMD Technology Enhances Hitachi Astemo Automotive Safety Systems

AMD revealed today that Hitachi Astemo, a leading mobility supplier, has chosen AMD’s adaptive computing technology to enhance its new-generation forward camera system. Specifically, the camera will be employed for adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking in vehicles. AMD’s Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ multi-processor system-on-a-chip (MPSoC) will facilitate both stereo and monocular image processing. This will allow the camera to detect objects within a 120-degree field of view, tripling the detection angle compared to its earlier models.

Why It Matters

The integration of AMD’s technology into Hitachi Astemo’s camera system signifies a significant leap in vehicle safety features. Advanced cameras are a critical component of autonomous driving and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), as they provide the visual information essential for vehicle operation. The extended field of view and enhanced image processing capabilities mean safer driving conditions, potentially reducing the number of road accidents.

Key Points

  • The AMD Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC offers both stereo and monocular image processing, broadening the camera’s detection range to 120 degrees.
  • Hitachi Astemo’s new camera system employs AMD technology to improve adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.
  • The advanced technology satisfies complex image signal processing requirements, meeting stringent functional safety standards.

Bottom Line

Makoto Kudo, deputy head of ECU solution business unit at Hitachi Astemo Limited, affirmed that AMD’s “highly scalable, programmable silicon offers distinct benefits” for the complex requirements of their forward camera system. Yousef Khalilollahi, corporate vice president of APAC Sales at AMD, further emphasized that “increased safety and accident avoidance are key tenets to automotive technologies,” underscoring the company’s commitment to bolstering vehicle safety through innovative technology. With this partnership, Hitachi Astemo and AMD aim to set new safety standards in the rapidly evolving landscape of automotive technology.


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