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KeepTruckin, Ambarella partner on new AI Dashcam

Aug. 17, 2021
The integration of AI technology will work to expand capabilities for driver monitoring, road facing camera with driver scoring, and active warnings for accident prevention.

KeepTruckin has selected Ambarella and its CV22 CVflow edge AI vision system on chip (SoC) for its new AI Dashcam. This latest AI Dashcam uses a single CV22 SoC to simultaneously provide AI and image processing for its dual-camera system, which integrates one camera for the front advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) with incident recording, and a second RGB-IR camera for the driver-monitoring system (DMS) with driver recording.

Additionally, with Ambarella’s AI processing performance-per-watt, the CV22 works to enable the AI Dashcam to run KeepTruckin’s AI algorithms for real-time high-risk behavior detection and active warnings directly on the small form factor device, with minimal heat dissipation.

Front ADAS features enabled by the CV22 include warnings for close following, lane departures, forward collisions, speeding and traffic violations. Using the same SoC, running multiple simultaneous neural network models, the in-cabin camera’s DMS capabilities include monitoring for driver fatigue, distraction and policy violations, such as contextual cell phone use or seatbelt monitoring, in combination with data from the front camera.

“KeepTruckin’s AI Dashcam leverages Ambarella’s industry-leading edge AI and vision processing performance to deliver advanced AI-based features that detect high-risk behavior with outstanding accuracy and efficiency,” said Jai Ranganathan, SVP of product at KeepTruckin. “Our continued fleet management innovation is enabled by Ambarella’s scalable range of CVflow AI vision SoCs, which are all supported by a common, robust SDK, enabling a platform approach to our product development."

The AI Dashcam is connected to the KeepTruckin Vehicle Gateway, which uploads the pre-analyzed data, video and still images to KeepTruckin’s cloud-based fleet management software in real time. The CV22 SoC integrates Ambarella’s image signal processor, which provides 1440p resolution HDR videos across all lighting conditions, while utilizing its on-chip H.264/H.265 encoding to reduce transmission bandwidth and storage costs. KeepTruckin can upload additional features to the CV22 over time via over-the-air software updates. 

“Maximizing fleet safety and productivity is one of the keys to a successful, growing global economy,” Fermi Wang, president and CEO of Ambarella, said. “By partnering with KeepTruckin to add more intelligence into commercial vehicles, we can help these businesses prevent accidents, protect drivers, and lower operating costs.”

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