Xilinx today announced that the Xilinx Automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (XAZU5EV) is powering Baidu’s production-ready Apollo Computing Unit (ACU)-Advanced platform for Automated Valet Parking (AVP), the industry’s first dedicated computing solution for AVP. The ACU is Baidu’s advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.
Designed for the specific scenarios and functions of valet parking, which require sophisticated and powerful deep learning inference to handle the complex driving environment, the production-ready ACU-Advanced for AVP features the XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC for sensor fusion and AI processing, replacing the GPU used in proof-of-concept. In addition, the platform is fully compatible with the Baidu PaddlePaddle framework, and includes five cameras, 12 ultrasonic radars and a -40 ~ 8 degrees Celsius working temperature range, which meets vehicle–level production requirements.
“Baidu is increasingly a major player in automotive, and Xilinx is the ideal solution to solve the technical challenges associated with AVP and automated vehicle development,” said Yousef Khalilollahi, vice president, core vertical markets, Xilinx. “By providing an adaptable hardware platform, Baidu can design flexible and scalable systems that seamlessly incorporate AI compute acceleration and functional safety through diversity in processing engines. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Baidu to take automated driving to the next level.”
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