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Recogni claims world’s fastest computing system for autonomous driving

Recogni, a developer of AI-based perception for autonomous vehicles, has unveiled its Recogni Scorpio, which the company claims is “the world’s first 1,000 TOPS (Peta-Op) class inference solution for autonomous mobility”.

The company’s vision-inference chip enables superhuman object detection accuracy up to 300 m in real-time under various road and environment conditions, and the ability to process multiple streams of ultra-high resolution and very high frame rate cameras.

Microprocessor Report says that Recogni’s solution “performs far better than the inference engines in leading SoCs such as Nvidia’s Orin”.

RK Anand, founder and chief product officer at Recogni, says: “Vision is fundamental to accurate perception processing and essential to autonomous driving platforms.

“From the beginning we took a unique approach of processing high resolution images at the edge to achieve near-perfect object detection and classification, and enable autonomous driving stacks to make better driving decisions.

“Scorpio can process 300 frames per second in less than 10 milliseconds using only 25 watts. That’s a performance order of magnitude greater than anything else on the market and, we believe, will help to accelerate autonomous driving to become a reality.”

Currently being evaluated by several top tier automotive manufacturers and suppliers, Recogni’s solution can achieve 1,000 TOPS with less than 10 ms of processing delay and below 25 watts of power consumption.

This is not only 10-20 times more power efficient than competing solutions, but it enables the flexible design of autonomous driving vehicle stacks and minimizes the impact on driving range.

In addition, with such a short processing time of less than 10 ms, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) has more-than-ample time for taking the necessary driving decisions. High compute capacity, efficient processing, low latency, and low power consumption are the pillars of Recogni’s platform.

Marc Bolitho, chief executive officer at Recogni, says: “Recogni’s purpose built architecture is a unique approach to AI perception, allowing customers to perceive the environment in high resolution with very low latency and low power – this is a gamechanger for OEMs and suppliers looking to add new, powerful ADAS and self-driving features to new vehicles.

“Recogni’s unique approach in perception processing is truly first of its kind and enables customers to deploy safe autonomous driving functions as well as extending the range for electric vehicles.”

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