AutoX picks Arbe 4D radar platform

  • April 27, 2021
  • William Payne

Israeli 4D imaging radar specialist Arbe has been selected by Chinese self driving taxi start-up AutoX to provide the radar platform its Level 4 autonomous vehicles, and other self driving projects.

Over the next five years, Alibaba-backed AutoX is expected to integrate 400,000 Arbe-based radar systems in its Level 4 fleet. Multiple radar units will be included as an integral component of the sensor suite for safety application development, AI-based perception algorithms, and sensor fusion.

AutoX picked Arbe because its platform provides safety and sensor performance at an attractive price point. As part of the agreement, Arbe will provide AutoX with the entire Arbe Imaging Radar platform, which Arbe says enables an image 100 times more detailed than any radar on the market, via a proprietary technology with 2K resolution, the highest channel count in the industry, according to Arbe.

“We are pleased to be working with AutoX – the leading RoboTaxi player in China and one of the most innovative automotive companies in the world as demonstrated by the fact that they were granted a permit in California to begin driver-less testing – to achieve high standards of safety and performance at an ambitious pace,” said Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe. “AutoX has continuously proven to be a leader in the China market, taking the first steps in autonomous vehicle advancement. Our partnership is another testimony to the company’s forward-thinking nature.”

Arbe says its radar platform bridges the sensor gap and addresses core issues that have caused recent autonomous vehicle and autopilot accidents such as detecting stationary objects, identifying vulnerable road users, and eliminating false alarms without radar ambiguities. Arbe’s 4D imaging radar is designed to provide ultra-high resolution in any weather or lighting condition.

“We are excited to integrate Arbe’s technology in our Level 4 RoboTaxi fleet and are confident that their radar solution will greatly enhance the safety of our vehicles,” said David Liu, senior perception engineer at AutoX. “Arbe provides the most advanced 4D radar solution on the market. We will be able to leverage the high resolution and advanced processing power with low latency of Arbe’s product for our RoboTaxis operating in China, home to some of the world’s most challenging and dense urban scenarios.”

“The Arbe-AutoX partnership will transform the level of safety for L4 vehicles, elevating the standards of safety and leading the path for the entire industry,” said Roman Levi, VP of Sales and General Manager of Arbe APAC.