First European demonstrations of Ambarella’s fully autonomous EVA
(Embedded Vehicle Autonomy) car to take place on public roads in Parma,
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) a leading developer of low-power, HD and
Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, is today commemorating the
twenty-year anniversary of MilleMiglia in Automatico, one of the
world’s first tests of an autonomous vehicle on public roads. With this
test, VisLab S.r.l., then part of the University of Parma and today an
Ambarella company, was first to use vision technology to autonomously
drive a car utilizing only low-cost camera and computing solutions.
To commemorate the anniversary, Ambarella will offer its first European
demonstrations of EVA (Embedded Vehicle Autonomy), the company's
recently unveiled, fully-autonomous car. Demonstrations will take place
on public roads in Parma, Italy. EVA utilizes high-resolution
stereovision cameras to deliver the 360-degree short- and long-distance
viewing capability required for advanced perception and precise
self-location. The cameras use Ambarella’s CV1 embedded computer vision
SoCs based on Ambarella’s CVFlow™ architecture, which automotive
manufacturers can leverage to develop their own autonomous vehicles.
“It’s exciting to see that our early vision technologies are now
considered among the most promising sensing technologies for autonomous
driving,” said Dr. Alberto Broggi, founder of the VisLab group and now
General Manager of Ambarella, Italy. “I feel fortunate to have had the
chance to participate in shaping autonomous driving technology in its
early years, when very few people understood this opportunity. Twenty
years later, we are quite pleased to be showcasing CV1 to European
automakers for their consideration in the development of their own
About VisLab’s MilleMiglia in Automatico Test
VisLab’s MilleMiglia in Automatico was held on June 1-6, 1998.
Led by Dr. Alberto Broggi, VisLab engineers equipped ARGO, their
autonomous car, with off-the-shelf cameras and a PC loaded with their
computer vision algorithms. ARGO was capable of detecting lane markings
and any obstacle or vehicle in front of the car. For the test, ARGO
successfully drove itself in regular traffic, over the course of six
days, on the route of the historic Italian MilleMiglia.
This pioneering test is still considered a milestone in the history of
intelligent vehicles and established VisLab as a key player in the early
stages of the autonomous driving arena. It not
only helped improve perception technology by exposing it to many
different scenarios in different countries, but the acquisition
of all data throughout the trip marked another important step in
autonomous driving: the database created by VisLab was a precursor of
current big data, now widely used for deep learning.
The vision technology initially developed for ARGO in 1998 progressed
over the years and became the basis for other unique VisLab challenges.
These challenges include the world’s first intercontinental autonomous
vehicle trek, which began in Parma, Italy and traversed roads to
Shanghai, China, and the world’s first truly “driverless” open road
test, conducted in downtown Parma by VisLab in 2013.
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Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power,
high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression, image processing
and computer vision solutions. The company’s products are used in a
variety of IP security, sports, wearable, drone and automotive video
cameras. Ambarella’s solutions leverage over 20 years of pioneering
research in computer vision to enable future generations of intelligent
cameras, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous vehicles. For
more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.
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