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Ambarella and Baolong Technology Partner to Develop Advanced AI Driver Monitoring Platform

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Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of high-resolution
video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and Shanghai
Baolong Automotive Technology Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of
intelligent automotive sensors, today announced a joint project to
develop a high-performance driver monitoring system (DMS) platform with
advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for assessing driver
fatigue. The DMS platform will be based on Ambarella’s CV22AQ CVflow®
computer vision chip and Baolong’s visual perception software.

“Our partnership with Ambarella to develop an advanced AI-based DMS
solution will help enable the automotive industry’s shift toward
including driver monitoring in production vehicles,” said Li Wei,
director of Baolong’s electronics unit. “Ambarella’s CV22AQ CVflow
computer vision processor is ideal for our visual perception algorithms:
it provides the high performance and low-power consumption required for
compact DMS camera designs.”

“We are pleased to be collaborating with Baolong to enable
next-generation automotive cameras for improved driver safety,” said
Ambarella CEO Fermi Wang. “With this joint platform, our customers gain
a high-resolution, high-accuracy DMS solution with advanced AI features.”

Baolong’s DMS software captures the driver’s facial information,
including characteristics of the eyes, head, and mouth from an image
sensor. Ambarella’s computer vision SoC then performs image processing
and AI-based analysis to determine the driver’s level of fatigue in real

Ambarella’s CV22AQ chip offers support for both global shutter and
rolling shutter CMOS sensors, a requirement for applications deployed
inside a vehicle’s cabin. The CV22AQ includes a powerful ISP, native
support for RGB-IR color filter arrays, and advanced high dynamic range
(HDR) processing, which results in exceptional image quality in
low-light and high-contrast environments. CV22AQ’s CVflow architecture
delivers the computational power required for multi-camera DMS
solutions, while running multiple AI algorithms on each video stream.
CV22AQ includes a suite of advanced security features to protect against
hacking, including secure boot, TrustZone™, and I/O virtualization.

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About Baolong Technology

Shanghai Baolong Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 1997
and is headquartered in Songjiang District, Shanghai. Baolong is
dedicated to research and development, manufacturing, and sales of
automotive parts worldwide, and has production offices, R&D facilities,
and sales branches in the United States, Germany, Poland, and Japan,
with more than 3,900 employees around the world. The company’s
technology center has been recognized as a national-level enterprise
technology center, and the company has been honored as a national-level
intellectual property advantage enterprise, winning several honors from
leading automotive OEMs. The company specializes in smart automotive
solutions such as tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), automotive
sensors, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). For more
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About Ambarella

Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer
vision applications, including video security, advanced driver
assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder,
driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotic applications.
Ambarella’s low-power SoCs offer high-resolution video compression,
advanced image processing, and powerful deep neural network processing
to enable intelligent cameras to extract valuable data from
high-resolution video streams. For more information, please visit

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