Electronics and Semiconductors

Building AI-first autonomous vehicles

22 February 2024
Previously, Nuro has tested autonomous shuttles in the U.S. It also had one of its first prototypes, the R1, added to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of Earth Day 2023. Source: Nuro

ARM is partnering with autonomous technology vendor Nuro in a multi-year collaboration to commercialize autonomous vehicles with artificial intelligence (AI) built inside.

Under the agreement, Nuro will use ARM’s automotive enhance (AE) technology to develop its next generation Nuro Driver technology—an integrated autonomous driving system that uses AI-first software and custom-built sense and compute hardware.

AI-first is defined as the technology’s perception and behavior capabilities that are learned from data captured in the real world to provide a natural driving experience, Nuro said.

Nuro plans to use the ARM IP in its next-generation autonomy stack. Both companies plan to build autonomous vehicles at scale with the ARM AE technology. The agreement will begin with prototype autonomous systems, and then migrate to development of commercial fleets.

Other features of Nuro Driver include:

  • Embedded in an engineering system
  • Rules-based checks for safety
  • Range of use cases for different vehicle platforms

Nuro has been testing its autonomous vehicles and technology across the U.S. for several years including California and Arizona where the shuttles deliver goods locally. Nuro’s R1 autonomous shuttle was added to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of Earth Day 2023.

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