back to article First Armv9 automotive CPUs aim to power AI-enabled vehicles

Chip designer Arm is bringing its Neoverse architecture to the automotive sector along with the first Armv9 processors for in-vehicle applications, claiming these will provide better performance for AI. The chip designer has introduced Automotive Enhanced (AE) versions of two Cortex-A processors, plus a Neoverse V3AE high …

  1. captain veg Silver badge


    "Conway said that the company was making tech to respond to the shifts taking pace in the automotive industry, including AI-powered workloads and enhanced security and safety features."

    I totally get that ARM has to react to what its customers want. But it doesn't have to like it. And neither do I.

    I really don't need "AI-powered workloads" in my car and I seriously doubt that they would have anything to do with "enhanced security and safety features".

    Do you know what? I can operate the controls perfectly well all by myself. If I could not then that would be a matter for the licensing authorities.

    Do you know what? I can choose what music the ICE plays perfectly well all by myself. Ditto the heating/cooling. Even the sat-nav. If I could not then, frankly, the results are unlikely to be terminal to the human race.


    1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
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      Re: safety


      With every iteration we get closer to the 'I'm sorry Dave...' situation.

      For those not old enough to understand the reference, may I humbly suggest that you watch the film '2001'.

  2. redpawn

    Will it run without the AI?

    Engine management, anti-lock brakes and perhaps autonomous anti-collision braking avoidance are nice, but these functions do not require AI. However, if you want the car to pick your restaurant and vacation destination, this might be your ticket. As of now I carry a phone to make me stupid and that is enough extra tech. It can navigate in times of desperation and has the benefit of being turn offable or even chucked out the window if I choose.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Will it run without the AI?

      It would sure suck if AI became that new propagation vector for SUA (Sudden Unintended Acceleration; Toyota, Lexus), MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System; 737 Max), and other RotMs.

  3. Charles Bu

    Healthy competition

    The bottom just dropped out of Mobileye's world...

  4. HuBo

    To 64-bits (and beyond!)

    I like that 64-bit real-time Cortex-R82AE! The non-AE version of this apparently launched in 2020 (Cortex-R82) and hopefully its 64-bittedness will soon propagate to select members of the Cortex-M chip cohort as well (for a more even programming experience across the range of the ARM chippendium)!

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