In the field of autonomous driving chips, names like Nvidia and Mobileye often ring in our ears. They are racing in the field of autonomous driving, and they are regarded as gods by the Chinese people, and no one can match them for a time. This field seems to be monopolized by these international giants. But all this, with the release of Journey 5, the situation has been fundamentally changed. China’s chips in the field of autonomous driving have reached the forefront of world technology.

On July 29, 2021, Horizon, the leader of the edge artificial intelligence platform, grandly held the “Joining the Journey, Going All the Way” high-performance and large-power vehicle intelligent computing platform and strategy conference in Shanghai International Automobile City.

At this conference, including: Central computing chip for all-scenario vehicle intelligence-Horizon Journey? 5. The open-source and safe real-time operating system TogetherOS™️, the high-performance and large-computing power vehicle intelligent computing platform based on Zhengcheng 5, the Horizon Matrix® SuperDrive vehicle intelligent solution that integrates full-scenario autonomous driving and inter-vehicle linkage experience one by one The appearance represents the highest level of the horizon and even the domestic edge artificial intelligence field, and has become a spectacular event for the domestic automotive industry. And what is equally exciting as the appearance of Horizon’s own products is that the presence of representatives of many domestic first-line traditional OEMs and new power car companies has fully demonstrated the appeal and influence of Horizon in the domestic automobile industry.

1. Journey turned out to help car companies break through the bottleneck of L4 autonomous driving computing power

High-level autonomous driving is the most dazzling pearl in the era of intelligent networked cars, and artificial intelligence chips are the core of the autonomous driving hardware. The difficulty of its research and development is self-evident.

Following the mass production of Journey 2 and Journey 3 Chinese car-level artificial intelligence chips, Horizon launched the third-generation car-level product-Journey 5.

It has both large computing power and high performance, with a single chip AI computing power of 128 TOPS, which is recognized by all parties as the threshold for L3/L4 autonomous driving. In addition, Journey 5 also supports 16-channel camera perception calculation, and its high-efficiency synergy can meet the needs of multi-sensor fusion, prediction, and planning control required for autonomous driving. In terms of safety, the Zhengcheng 5 chip obtained the globally recognized automotive functional safety standard-ISO 26262 ASIL-B functional safety product certification in July this year, meeting the functional safety development requirements of mainstream OEMs and Tier1. With the official release of Journey 5, Horizon has become the only provider in the industry that can provide smart chip solutions covering all scenarios from L2 to L4, helping China to lead the world in the field of autonomous driving chips.

In addition to technological leadership, Horizon has also been in the forefront of domestic autopilot chip companies in mass production through close cooperation with OEMs. Since the beginning of mass production in 2020, achieving a 0 to 1 breakthrough, the cumulative shipment of Horizon chips has exceeded 400,000 pieces so far, and more than 40 pre-installed mass production projects have been designated at the same time. While the Journey series has won unanimous praise from domestic independent brand car companies, it has also formed a very high reputation in the industry and has become the preferred partner of domestic car companies in the field of autonomous driving chips.

The ever-growing circle of friends is also the best example of the journey series of chips coming step by step. Currently, including Changan UNI-T and UNI-K, Zhiji Automobile, GAC AION Y, JAC Sihao QX, SAIC MAXUS, Chery Ant, Lantu FREE, GAC Trumpchi GS4 PLUS, 2021 Ideal ONE, etc. have all been equipped on the journey. Series products.

The various models of FAW Hongqi officially announced at the press conference, SAIC Roewe’s new SUV, and Haval H9 will also be equipped with Horizon Journey chips, which proves that Horizon chips have entered the supply chain of domestic independent brand head companies such as SAIC, Great Wall and FAW. System, crowning the title of No.1 in the domestic autonomous driving chip has no controversy. With the first appearance of Journey 5, Horizon’s territory in this field will only grow larger and its advantages will only become more obvious.

2. Matrix 5 self-driving computing platform products with more powerful computing power

In addition to the Journey 5 chip, the Matrix 5 autonomous driving computing platform is another highlight of this conference. The platform is based on Horizon’s latest generation of high computing power vehicle-grade AI chip-the vehicle intelligent computing platform reference design created by Zhengcheng 5. It integrates 4 Journey 5 chips, single-board computing power can reach 512 TOPS, dual-board combined 1024 TOPS. In terms of interfaces, Matrix 5 supports the access of 48 cameras, multiple millimeter wave radars, 4D imaging radars, lidars, ultrasonics, and microphone arrays. At the press conference, Horizon also announced that Continental, Neusoft Ruichi, Luxshare Precision, Jiangsu Liancheng Development and other companies have developed multi-form hardware products based on the Horizon Matrix 5 reference design.

3. China’s open source and secure real-time operating system TogetherOS

As Horizon founder Yu Kai said, maintaining software openness and self-designed product features are very important to automakers. As a partner that continues to create value for OEMs, Horizon has also released China’s open source and secure real-time operating system TogetherOS. This system is based on the open source microkernel seL4 and is compatible with mainstream automotive chip platforms including Zhengcheng and mainstream operating systems.

At present, the continuous expansion of smart vehicle application scenarios by OEMs has given rise to higher and higher requirements for the vehicle SoC platform. The platform needs to cover all use scenarios including automatic driving, intelligent interaction, intelligent network connection, and intelligent vehicle control. It is also necessary to take into account the real-time requirements and functional safety requirements of autonomous driving. Using TogetherOS, which is designed for the next-generation domain centralized and centralized vehicle SoC platform, it can not only carry Linux, Android and other operating systems through virtualization, it can fully meet the needs of different operating systems used in different vehicle functional domains; at the same time; Based on the highly flexible and extensible OS architecture, it can support simple and multi-core application scenarios with very large scalability. Like the Journey 5 chip, Horizon’s partners such as AutoCore, Changan Automobile, Great Wall Motor, Jiangxi Automobile Group, Xiongshi Technology, Zebra Zhixing and SAIC also announced the first batch of ecological partners of TogetherOS with the appearance of TogetherOS.

4. The greatest common divisor of the OEM should be the greatest common divisor of the OEM’s soul torture the horizon

The soul torture of SAIC once caused a great shock in the automotive industry. For each component company in it, it needs to make a clear definition of its own positioning, and Horizon sets itself as Tier 2 (second-level supplier). At the press conference, Horizon founder Yu Kai repeatedly mentioned that Horizon’s corporate values ​​are “full velita”, and emphasized that “Horizon insists on not making mass-produced hardware, not software bundling, and no closed packaging solutions”.

During the entire conference, representatives of SAIC Motor Passenger Cars, Great Wall, JAC, Ideal, Changan, BYD, Nezha, Lantu and other OEMs took the stage one by one, which was undoubtedly a highlight of the conference. This proves the importance of Horizon in the heart of the OEM, and it also proves that the project that Horizon has devoted itself to the OEM has been fully recognized by the OEM.

Even the Journey 5 chip just released has already ushered in SAIC, Great Wall Motors, Jiangxi Automobile Group, Changan Automobile, BYD, Nezha Automobile, Lantu Automobile and many automobile manufacturers have reached the first mass production cooperation intention, and the ideal car It also reached a pre-research cooperation with Horizon based on Journey 5 to accelerate the popularization of its high-level autonomous driving functions. It should be known that the ideal ONE 2021 model equipped with the Zhengcheng series of products has continued to be sold well since its launch, and has been crowned as the sales champion of new domestic car brands in June and July. Behind its better driving assistance functions that have been well received by consumers, there is also credit for the support of the Zhengcheng chip.

With the release of Journey 5, the biggest restriction related to high-level autopilot technology hardware-the control chip, has been broken by us. The domestic AI intelligent driving chip technology is already in the leading position in the world. Based on the journey 5 and the derived high-performance vehicle intelligent computing platform, in the near future, there will be a large number of models in China that can fully reach the L4 level of autonomous driving capabilities in terms of hardware computing power.

With the continuous upgrade and optimization of the software, we will also achieve an autonomous driving capability that is infinitely close to or even reaching the L4 level.

Horizon will also grow into another giant in the era of domestic smart electric vehicles, just like in the Ningde era. And a large number of rising domestic top parts suppliers with core technologies led by Horizon and Ningde Times will also join hands with independent brand car companies to become the most solid foundation for Chinese cars to enter the world.

In the field of autonomous driving chips, names like Nvidia and Mobileye often ring in our ears. They are racing in the field of autonomous driving, and they are regarded as gods by the Chinese people, and no one can match them for a time. This field seems to be monopolized by these international giants. But all this, with the release of Journey 5, the situation has been fundamentally changed. China’s chips in the field of autonomous driving have reached the forefront of world technology.

On July 29, 2021, Horizon, the leader of the edge artificial intelligence platform, grandly held the “Joining the Journey, Going All the Way” high-performance and large-power vehicle intelligent computing platform and strategy conference in Shanghai International Automobile City.

At this conference, including: Central computing chip for all-scenario vehicle intelligence-Horizon Journey? 5. The open-source and safe real-time operating system TogetherOS™️, the high-performance and large-computing power vehicle intelligent computing platform based on Zhengcheng 5, the Horizon Matrix® SuperDrive vehicle intelligent solution that integrates full-scenario autonomous driving and inter-vehicle linkage experience one by one The appearance represents the highest level of the horizon and even the domestic edge artificial intelligence field, and has become a spectacular event for the domestic automotive industry. And what is equally exciting as the appearance of Horizon’s own products is that the presence of representatives of many domestic first-line traditional OEMs and new power car companies has fully demonstrated the appeal and influence of Horizon in the domestic automobile industry.

1. Journey turned out to help car companies break through the bottleneck of L4 autonomous driving computing power

High-level autonomous driving is the most dazzling pearl in the era of intelligent networked cars, and artificial intelligence chips are the core of the autonomous driving hardware. The difficulty of its research and development is self-evident.

Following the mass production of Journey 2 and Journey 3 Chinese car-level artificial intelligence chips, Horizon launched the third-generation car-level product-Journey 5.

It has both large computing power and high performance, with a single chip AI computing power of 128 TOPS, which is recognized by all parties as the threshold for L3/L4 autonomous driving. In addition, Journey 5 also supports 16-channel camera perception calculation, and its high-efficiency synergy can meet the needs of multi-sensor fusion, prediction, and planning control required for autonomous driving. In terms of safety, the Zhengcheng 5 chip obtained the globally recognized automotive functional safety standard-ISO 26262 ASIL-B functional safety product certification in July this year, meeting the functional safety development requirements of mainstream OEMs and Tier1. With the official release of Journey 5, Horizon has become the only provider in the industry that can provide smart chip solutions covering all scenarios from L2 to L4, helping China to lead the world in the field of autonomous driving chips.

In addition to technological leadership, Horizon has also been in the forefront of domestic autopilot chip companies in mass production through close cooperation with OEMs. Since the beginning of mass production in 2020, achieving a 0 to 1 breakthrough, the cumulative shipment of Horizon chips has exceeded 400,000 pieces so far, and more than 40 pre-installed mass production projects have been designated at the same time. While the Journey series has won unanimous praise from domestic independent brand car companies, it has also formed a very high reputation in the industry and has become the preferred partner of domestic car companies in the field of autonomous driving chips.

The ever-growing circle of friends is also the best example of the journey series of chips coming step by step. Currently, including Changan UNI-T and UNI-K, Zhiji Automobile, GAC AION Y, JAC Sihao QX, SAIC MAXUS, Chery Ant, Lantu FREE, GAC Trumpchi GS4 PLUS, 2021 Ideal ONE, etc. have all been equipped on the journey. Series products.

The various models of FAW Hongqi officially announced at the press conference, SAIC Roewe’s new SUV, and Haval H9 will also be equipped with Horizon Journey chips, which proves that Horizon chips have entered the supply chain of domestic independent brand head companies such as SAIC, Great Wall and FAW. System, crowning the title of No.1 in the domestic autonomous driving chip has no controversy. With the first appearance of Journey 5, Horizon’s territory in this field will only grow larger and its advantages will only become more obvious.

2. Matrix 5 self-driving computing platform products with more powerful computing power

In addition to the Journey 5 chip, the Matrix 5 autonomous driving computing platform is another highlight of this conference. The platform is based on Horizon’s latest generation of high computing power vehicle-grade AI chip-the vehicle intelligent computing platform reference design created by Zhengcheng 5. It integrates 4 Journey 5 chips, single-board computing power can reach 512 TOPS, dual-board combined 1024 TOPS. In terms of interfaces, Matrix 5 supports the access of 48 cameras, multiple millimeter wave radars, 4D imaging radars, lidars, ultrasonics, and microphone arrays. At the press conference, Horizon also announced that Continental, Neusoft Ruichi, Luxshare Precision, Jiangsu Liancheng Development and other companies have developed multi-form hardware products based on the Horizon Matrix 5 reference design.

3. China’s open source and secure real-time operating system TogetherOS

As Horizon founder Yu Kai said, maintaining software openness and self-designed product features are very important to automakers. As a partner that continues to create value for OEMs, Horizon has also released China’s open source and secure real-time operating system TogetherOS. This system is based on the open source microkernel seL4 and is compatible with mainstream automotive chip platforms including Zhengcheng and mainstream operating systems.

At present, the continuous expansion of smart vehicle application scenarios by OEMs has given rise to higher and higher requirements for the vehicle SoC platform. The platform needs to cover all use scenarios including automatic driving, intelligent interaction, intelligent network connection, and intelligent vehicle control. It is also necessary to take into account the real-time requirements and functional safety requirements of autonomous driving. Using TogetherOS, which is designed for the next-generation domain centralized and centralized vehicle SoC platform, it can not only carry Linux, Android and other operating systems through virtualization, it can fully meet the needs of different operating systems used in different vehicle functional domains; at the same time; Based on the highly flexible and extensible OS architecture, it can support simple and multi-core application scenarios with very large scalability. Like the Journey 5 chip, Horizon’s partners such as AutoCore, Changan Automobile, Great Wall Motor, Jiangxi Automobile Group, Xiongshi Technology, Zebra Zhixing and SAIC also announced the first batch of ecological partners of TogetherOS with the appearance of TogetherOS.

4. The greatest common divisor of the OEM should be the greatest common divisor of the OEM’s soul torture the horizon

The soul torture of SAIC once caused a great shock in the automotive industry. For each component company in it, it needs to make a clear definition of its own positioning, and Horizon sets itself as Tier 2 (second-level supplier). At the press conference, Horizon founder Yu Kai repeatedly mentioned that Horizon’s corporate values ​​are “full velita”, and emphasized that “Horizon insists on not making mass-produced hardware, not software bundling, and no closed packaging solutions”.

During the entire conference, representatives of SAIC Motor Passenger Cars, Great Wall, JAC, Ideal, Changan, BYD, Nezha, Lantu and other OEMs took the stage one by one, which was undoubtedly a highlight of the conference. This proves the importance of Horizon in the heart of the OEM, and it also proves that the project that Horizon has devoted itself to the OEM has been fully recognized by the OEM.

Even the Journey 5 chip just released has already ushered in SAIC, Great Wall Motors, Jiangxi Automobile Group, Changan Automobile, BYD, Nezha Automobile, Lantu Automobile and many automobile manufacturers have reached the first mass production cooperation intention, and the ideal car It also reached a pre-research cooperation with Horizon based on Journey 5 to accelerate the popularization of its high-level autonomous driving functions. It should be known that the ideal ONE 2021 model equipped with the Zhengcheng series of products has continued to be sold well since its launch, and has been crowned as the sales champion of new domestic car brands in June and July. Behind its better driving assistance functions that have been well received by consumers, there is also credit for the support of the Zhengcheng chip.

With the release of Journey 5, the biggest restriction related to high-level autopilot technology hardware-the control chip, has been broken by us. The domestic AI intelligent driving chip technology is already in the leading position in the world. Based on the journey 5 and the derived high-performance vehicle intelligent computing platform, in the near future, there will be a large number of models in China that can fully reach the L4 level of autonomous driving capabilities in terms of hardware computing power.

With the continuous upgrade and optimization of the software, we will also achieve an autonomous driving capability that is infinitely close to or even reaching the L4 level.

Horizon will also grow into another giant in the era of domestic smart electric vehicles, just like in the Ningde era. And a large number of rising domestic top parts suppliers with core technologies led by Horizon and Ningde Times will also join hands with independent brand car companies to become the most solid foundation for Chinese cars to enter the world.

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