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Leapmotor and Ambarella announce strategic cooperation agreement

11th June 2024
Paige West

Leapmotor and Ambarella, Inc. have recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two companies aim to create a first-class intelligent driving experience for the global new energy vehicle market.

Under this cooperation agreement, Leapmotor is committed to developing an advanced intelligent driving solution based on Ambarella’s powerful CV3-AD family of automotive AI domain controller systems-on-chip (SoCs). Leapmotor will work towards the technical verification and installation of the CV3-AD SoCs in new passenger vehicle models, delivering an affordable and superior intelligent electric vehicle to users.

Ambarella’s CV3-AD is a family of scalable, high-performance, and low-power AI domain control SoCs based on 5nm automotive-grade process technology. These SoCs comply with ASIL-B/D functional safety standards and support a wide variety of centrally processed environmental sensing suites. They also feature a high-quality image signal processor for ultra-low latency, low noise, and high dynamic range images for both computer vision and human viewing. The CV3-AD SoC family provides hardware AI acceleration and centralised fusion of raw LiDAR and millimetre-wave radar data, while leaving ample AI and compute performance for additional algorithm design and deployment. Leapmotor, in close collaboration with the Ambarella team, confirmed the specifications, performance, and reliability of the CV3-AD SoCs, and highly praised Ambarella’s exceptional support and cooperation.

“Leapmotor’s product focus is on technology and intelligence, to provide the best value-for-money with superior intelligent vehicle electrification. Leapmotor's products will be in the first echelon of the industry, in terms of intelligent driving in the future,” said Jiangming Zhu. “We believe that this strategic cooperation between Leapmotor and Ambarella will bring strong empowerment to Leapmotor’s advanced intelligent driving solutions, accelerate the upgrading and iteration of product intelligence, and create safer and more practical advanced intelligent driving functions.”

“We are honoured to establish this strategic partnership with Leapmotor. With the acceleration of advanced intelligent driving functions, carmakers and Tier 1 companies need solutions with higher AI performance, lower power consumption and comprehensive support for advanced algorithms across all vehicle segments,” said Fermi Wang. “Our CV3-AD family of SoCs can demonstrate its proven performance in mainstream advanced intelligent driving systems, while its low-power architecture helps carmakers further simplify product design, which is essential to improving the range of electric vehicles and reducing battery costs.”

In the future, Leapmotor and Ambarella plan to continue exploring more possibilities for intelligent driving technology cooperation, including jointly addressing challenges, actively expanding the global market, and bringing higher-value intelligent driving solutions to global users.

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