Autonomous technology provider EasyMile and intelligent processors supplier Kalray have deepened their relationship with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their relationship to develop intelligent systems. The partnership follows their work together in the ten-partner-strong ES3CAP collaborative project, led by Kalray and announced in 2019. The ES3CAP program, with a budget of €22.2 million over 3 years, aims to build a hardware and software platform intended for manufacturers developing critical applications requiring high computing capacity in the fields of aeronautics (aviation, flying cabs, UAVs), defense and, autonomous vehicles.
EasyMile’s technology interacts with all kinds of next-generation radars, cameras, and lidar sensors to autonomize a range of vehicles. Its vehicle-agnostic software makes it the partner of choice for global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). As a fabless company, EasyMile develops autonomous vehicle solutions that tackle identified use-cases very precisely using common-core, unique technology. EasyMile’s solutions require underlying platforms providing both safety and performance.
Autonomous vehicles require ECUs capable of running a multitude of applications in parallel with no compromise on safety. Kalray’s SuperECU, based on Kalray MPPA Intelligent Processor, is a patented platform capable of providing both the demanding performance required to compute functions such as artificial intelligence algorithms but also to support multi-applications with different levels of criticality on the same chip. Kalray’s MPPA processor ensures freedom from interference between these applications, which is a key attribute in building safe systems.
In addition, Kalray intelligent processors are not only capable of executing AI algorithms but can also simultaneously execute a wide set of different processing such as mathematical algorithms, signal processing and networking software stacks. This heterogenous multi-processing capability is also a critical requirement for autonomous vehicles, and is a unique capability of Coolidge, 3rd generation of MPPA processor available now.