Civil Maps announced that the company has ported its vehicular cognition stack to run on the Arm family of processors. Arm is a leading licensor of automotive-grade system-on-chips (SoCs) and system-on-modules (SoMs). The move is intended for self-driving car developers to be able to leverage an Arm SoC with Civil Maps' embedded software for enabling vehicles to navigate safely and localize on the road.

“Civil Maps is excited to take a leadership position in accelerating a game-changing Arm-based workflow for self-driving carmakers,” said Sravan Puttagunta, CEO and Co-founder of Civil Maps. “By reducing complexity, cost, in-car real estate, and power consumption, we are all now a step closer towards freedom from many of the systemic operational bottlenecks that have greatly encumbered AV development today.”

According to the company, the Arm-powered HD maps and localization solution will enable greater levels of reliability and efficiency while overcoming chronic limitations of power consumption, CPU, storage, and network requirements. The timing of the transition, according to the company, coincides with the automotive industry’s adoption of Arm technology for electronic control units (ECU) that manage an expanding range of in-vehicle systems. Civil Maps’ migration is intended to allow OEMs to be able to leverage the company’s technology without changing their existing supply chain.