Smart chips are world leaders
Horizon Robotics has released China’s first two world-leading embedded AIAI computer vision chips — the Journey 1.0 processor for smart driving and Sunrise 1.0 processor for smart cameras.
The Jading-based company is also the developer of China’s first automated valet parking project which has passed the road tests.
As a leading technology powerhouse of embedded artificial intelligence, the company is dedicated to providing integrated and open embedded AIAI solutions of high performance, low power and low cost.
It equips smart cameras and cars with “brains,” turning them into intelligent entities that have the abilities of perception and understanding to decision-making for convenience, safety and fun.
After two years of research and development, Horizon Robotics unveiled China’s first brain processing unit based, proprietary Gauss-architecture embedded AIAI computer vision processors — Journey and Sunrise, to power smart vehicles and cameras.
The company designs computer chips good at running neural networks, which are widely used by search giants and driverless cars alike. It also makes software and computing clouds tailored for the chips that can be installed in all sorts of smart gadgets.
It has also completed a US$100 million funding round led by Intel Capital to build a prototype driverless car.
The funds will go toward hiring more engineers as well as research and development, co-founder Kai Yu said.
Other investors include Harvest Investments, Hillhouse Capital, Wu Capital, Morningside Venture Capital.