The AI Dashcam is connected to the KeepTruckin Vehicle Gateway, which uploads the pre-analyzed data, video and still images to KeepTruckin’s cloud-based fleet management software in real-time. - Photo: Ambarella/KeepTruckin

The AI Dashcam is connected to the KeepTruckin Vehicle Gateway, which uploads the pre-analyzed data, video and still images to KeepTruckin’s cloud-based fleet management software in real-time.

Photo: Ambarella/KeepTruckin

Ambarella and KeepTruckin announced that KeepTruckin selected Ambarella’s CV22 CVflow edge AI vision system on chip (SoC) for its new AI Dashcam.

The AI Dashcam uses a single CV22 SoC to simultaneously provide artificial intelligence and image processing for its dual-camera system. This integrates one camera for the front advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) with incident recording, and a second RGB-IR camera for the driver-monitoring system (DMS) with driver recording.

With Ambarella’s edge AI processing performance-per-watt, the CV22 enables the AI Dashcam to run KeepTruckin’s proprietary AI algorithms for real-time high-risk behavior detection and active warnings directly on the small form factor device, with minimal heat dissipation.

“KeepTruckin’s AI Dashcam leverages Ambarella’s industry-leading edge AI and vision processing performance to deliver advanced AI-based features that detect high-risk behavior with outstanding accuracy and efficiency,” said Jai Ranganathan, KeepTruckin's SVP of product, in a press release. “Our continued fleet management innovation is enabled by Ambarella’s scalable range of CVflow AI vision SoCs, which are all supported by a common, robust SDK, enabling a platform approach to our product development.”

The AI Dashcam is connected to the KeepTruckin Vehicle Gateway, which uploads the pre-analyzed data, video and still images to KeepTruckin’s cloud-based fleet management software in real-time.

“Maximizing fleet safety and productivity is one of the keys to a successful, growing global economy,” said Fermi Wang, president and CEO of Ambarella. “By partnering with KeepTruckin to add more intelligence into commercial vehicles, we can help these businesses prevent accidents, protect drivers and lower operating costs.”

The CV22 SoC integrates Ambarella’s image signal processor, which provides 1440p resolution HDR videos across all lighting conditions.

Ambarella’s CVflow AI architecture is both fully programmable and highly efficient, providing computer vision performance with low power consumption. Its complete set of CV tools helps customers like KeepTruckin port their own neural networks and includes support for machine learning frameworks such as PyTorch, ONNX, Caffe, and TensorFlow.

Other key features of Ambarella’s CV22 SoC:

  • High dynamic range and excellent low-light/nighttime performance
  • Wide field of view for more coverage
  • RGB-IR processing to maintain daytime color fidelity, while recording in monochrome at night, without compromising DMS performance and eliminating need for mechanical IR cut filter, which increases reliability

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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