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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars

Agam Shah | Sept. 20, 2016
ARM's Cortex R52 chip will take charge of braking in autonomous cars

The Cortex R52 has safeguards to protect braking systems, said James Scobie, senior product manager at ARM. The chip design can isolate code critical to the braking system in a car.

The chip can also improve the safety of drones and robots, which require high levels of autonomy as they interact with the real world, Scobie said.

The Cortex R52 is based on the ARMv8-R architecture. ARM will license the design to chipmakers, and STMicroelectronics has adopted the design for future automotive chips. Other companies making chips for cars include Intel, Renesas, NXP, and Freescale.


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