The driving force of the high-end chip market is not PC or mobile phones, but autopilot

Date: 2016-08-25
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 Google has played a leading role in the early auto driving field. Autopilot not only leads the innovation of artificial intelligence and machine vision software, but also promotes the development of semiconductor chip technology and hardware system.

However, Google is one of the many assists in promoting the $330 billion chip industry development company. Like Tesla, Honda, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Ford such car manufacturers, is also developing its own autopilot. Uber said it will test 100 self-developed autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, while GM and Lyft also said it will launch automatic taxi test by the end of the year.


The driving force of the high-end chip market is not PC or mobile phones, but autopilot

 Google's autopilot in the DARPA robot car challenge has been little achievement

  

Automatic driving is the driving force for chip development

Tirias Research analyst Kevin Krewell said automatic driving technology is the main driving force for the development of semiconductor chips. "Depth based learning vehicle navigation is different from other high-performance computing work, is a new computing method, a new way based architecture." He said that this is why Intel spent $350 million acquisition of artificial Intelligent Company Nervana.

If the semiconductor chip can meet the functional requirements, other supporting systems can also keep up, which will greatly benefit the development of automatic driving cars. And automatically driving the car every day 5% of the working time for the rest of the system, automatic driving car will undoubtedly be more secure. Rosenband says 1 million 200 thousand people die each year from traffic accidents.

"There are so many people in a city, but the accident takes away their lives. In the United States alone, 35 thousand people die each year from traffic accidents. It's equivalent to crashing an airliner every day. We need to look at the problem again."

Automatic driving car makes the blind and other physical disabilities can sit to the driver, but to build a real road automatic driving a car, we are still not adequate technical reserves, road resistance and long. Not long ago, a driver activated Tesla autopilot function, while the autopilot system failed to find the truck ahead led to the driver killed in a car accident.

Even so, investment companies still consider it a promising and safer technology. Rosenband said, "we can change people's lives".

In order to achieve this goal, we must make an unprecedented breakthrough in artificial intelligence and machine vision. The automatic driving system should be sufficient to deal with every kind of problem, such as traffic, crowded pedestrian change constantly and chaos into a bicycle. This has a very high demand for the processing ability of the system chip, and the final processing mode can not hurt any party.

"When driving on the highway, I suddenly realized that we deal with the problem to start: how can we develop a fully automatic driving system?"

Fully automatic driving on the hardware needs to have what conditions?

In an ideal automatic driving environment, the system should be able to meet someone at the designated location, and it is safe to the destination. Google developed autopilot prototype without steering wheel, can 40km/h or lower speed through residential areas. It takes a self protective driving strategy and waits 1.5 seconds before entering the crossroads. In addition, the car can also calculate the possibility of danger.


The driving force of the high-end chip market is not PC or mobile phones, but autopilot

  Daniel Rosenband, Google Hardware Engineer

  

The vehicle needs to know its location, surroundings, what the surrounding body is doing, and how the vehicle should move. To meet these requirements requires a large number of map data and sensors. In order to get the vehicle around the real 360 degree, Google is used in Lidar radar system, the system can rotate 360 degrees to scan the surrounding environment, 3D model to generate the environment around the vehicle. The model can show the distance and velocity of different objects.

Rosenband said, Google next generation prototype car computing power will be 4 times the prototype car in 2015. It will assemble a multi purpose chip or a custom chip capable of handling auto driving problems. In this 100mm2 chip to be able to perform 50 trillion operations per second.

"It's a huge number. Now the chip computing capabilities than ten years ago has undergone earth shaking changes. And all this thanks to this group of like-minded programmers."

To address this challenge, Nvidia said it has developed a new chip for the autopilot car - dubbed Parker, the chip is part of the automotive artificial intelligence system Drive PX 2 supercomputer. The Intel also known as its Xeon Phi chip family is also sufficient to deal with artificial intelligence problems.

'we still have a lot of problems to solve,' Rosenband said. For example, sometimes at sunrise or sunset, people are unable to discern the traffic lights, and this image exposure is too high or too low to allow the computer to decode is more difficult, and the vehicle is moving.

"What kind of environment does the chip fit in? We have to use a few gigahertz radar bands to do a lot of digital signal processing to reduce noise interference and reduce radar system distortion. We also use the best silicon material to maximize its performance, "said Rosenband.

In the future, Google is likely to require the system to provide the equivalent of mobile devices on the data center functions. It needs not consume too much power to have the best performance, the vehicle can directly read data in the data center to calculate.

Why is this so? Google's automatic driving car 3 million 200 thousand kilometers, but still can not predict everything happened in the world. The chip expert and Cadence Design director Chris Rowan said, Google may need to conduct one billion and six hundred million km test, the system is likely to include all possible things in.


 

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