PCIe card for autonomous mobility

PCIe card for autonomous mobility

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Recogni, the leader in AI-based processing for autonomous vehicles, has announced the availability of Pegasus, a PCIe card that allows its Scorpio offering, the first 1000 TOPS (Peta-Op) class inference system, to be configured for any autonomous mobility application.

When using Pegasus in conjunction with the Recogni SDK, customers are able to experience the value of Scorpio’s high compute capabilities, with low power consumption, low latency and low system cost in autonomous mobility use cases.

“The need for autonomous capability is growing rapidly across all forms of transportation, and Recogni is committed to providing the most powerful, purpose-built systems for autonomous mobility, regardless of use case,” said Marc Bolitho, CEO of Recogni. “Being able to easily integrate Scorpio into any autonomous mobility application with our new Pegasus PCIe card and SDK showcases the multiplatform flexibility, as well as the robustness and readiness of our offering — empowering our customers with system architectural flexibility and fast deployment in autonomous mobility applications.”

Pegasus can process up to four 8 megapixel cameras to provide front and surround views, and uses the Recogni SDK to convert, compile, profile and deploy models. Perception output includes 3D object detection, vulnerable road user detection, lane detection, free space detection, and traffic light/sign detection. This makes Pegasus a flexible option for a variety of autonomous mobility applications, including robotaxis, autonomous trucking, drones, autonomous delivery vehicles, and autonomous aviation.

Unlike traditional systems that are based on legacy technology and repurposed for the monumental task of AI perception processing for autonomous mobility, Scorpio is purpose-built to overcome compute and power efficiency barriers specific to autonomous mobility. Using Pegasus in conjunction with the Recogni SDK proves that the purpose-built accelerator, Scorpio, is ready to be implemented in a variety of autonomous applications. In addition, because Pegasus has a high degree of development and deployment flexibility, it allows for much faster time to market.

“Having been in the automotive and autonomous driving industry for decades, it became clear that autonomous capabilities would only be able to go so far when using existing technology,” said Dr. Yvonne Lutsch, Investment Principal, Bosch Ventures. “Recogni has proven that to move the industry forward, it requires purpose-built technology that is powerful, flexible, and easy to integrate.”

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