Ambarella and Smart Eye partner to deliver AI-based driver monitoring
Ambarella, Inc. and Smart Eye announced they are partnering to deliver a driver-monitoring system (DMS) platform that tracks driver actions and intentions. The platform is based on Ambarella's CV22AQ CVflow computer vision processor.
"We are very pleased to be working with Ambarella to enable advanced AI in the next generation of compact driver and in-cabin monitoring camera designs," said Martin Krantz, CEO of Smart Eye. "The pairing of Ambarella's CVflow high-performance, low-power-consumption computer vision processing with Smart Eye's growing array of high-accuracy and AI-based driver monitoring algorithms offers a highly-effective, scalable solution for Smart Eye's OEM and Tier 1 customers. With the Ambarella CV22AQ, Smart Eye is able to provide high-resolution, high-precision head pose, gaze, eyelid, and mouth tracking in 60 Hz paired with concurrent execution of our growing portfolio of AI-based interior sensing algorithms."
"We are seeing significantly increased demand for both driver and in-cabin monitoring cameras," said Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella. "Powered by CV22AQ, this joint platform will allow system designers to fully optimize Smart Eye's innovative tracking technology in high-performance, low-power system designs."
The Ambarella CV22AQ offers support for both global shutter and rolling shutter CMOS sensors. The processor's image signal pipeline (ISP), with support for RGB-IR color filter arrays, is designed to enable high-accuracy detection and monitoring even in low-light in-cabin environments. Its high dynamic range (HDR) processing extracts image detail in high-contrast scenes. The CV22AQ CVflow architecture reportedly provides the computational power necessary for multi-camera monitoring system designs, running multiple AI algorithms on each video stream. CV22AQ includes a suite of advanced security features, including secure boot, TrustZone, and I/O virtualization, to protect against hacking.