[San Jose (California, USA) 8th Reuters]-SOFTBANK GROUP <9984.T> Semiconductor Design Leader U.K., Arm Holdings, on the 8th, to build a common computer system for autonomous vehicles 7203.T> and US General Motors (GM) <GM.N> etc. announced that it will launch a consortium.
The name is “Autonomous Car Computing Consortium (AVCC)”, in addition to the three companies, parts manufacturer Denso <6902.T>, German Bosch [ROBSCJ.UL], German Continental <CONG.DE>, Arm Nvidia <NVDA.O> of the semiconductor which adopts this technology and NXP Semiconductors <NXPI.O> of the Netherlands participate.
As automakers and information technology (IT) companies are developing self-driving cars, it is expected that the number of chips mounted on the vehicle will increase among experts. However, the test vehicles currently used in the development of automated driving software are equipped with chips that are large in size and consume much power, such as those used in data centers. Semiconductor and automakers agree on the need to significantly reduce chip size and power consumption.
First, AVCC works on the common use of computer system architecture (basic design). The aim is to enable automakers to develop software that runs on semiconductors from various suppliers.
According to Arm, AVCC research is also available to non-members.