Mobileye has delivered the first production-candidate hardware and software of its new EyeQ6 Lite system-on-chip (SoC) to its customers, which will support ADAS in multiple models set to launch later this year. The new SoC will be followed by the EyeQ6 High, an advanced SoC Mobileye expects to launch in early 2025.

Designed with two CPU cores and five high-compute density accelerators, the EyeQ6L provides 4.5 times more computing power than Mobileye’s EyeQ4M, at roughly half the size, with similar levels of power consumption. The chip also improves pixel segmentation capabilities through a dynamic neural network that offers more than double the point density of the EyeQ4M.

The EyeQ6L helps OEMs develop systems that can capture more detailed data of the vehicle’s surroundings with an 8MP camera and 120-degree lateral field of vision. The increased vision data itself powers new environmental sensing and range capabilities. Here, vehicles can sense when roads are dry, wet or snowy and adjust emergency stopping distances accordingly, while detecting many types of objects at greater distances. The camera and processor updates offer several advancements to automatic emergency braking systems, such as an increased ability to monitor and react to other vehicles, pedestrians, or random road objects in complex situations (such as a piece of furniture falling off a truck in an adjacent lane, or a cow sitting in the vehicle’s path).

The hardware and software power of EyeQ6L more broadly enables upgrades to ADAS functions such as lane-keeping assist and automated lane change systems that can find not only the center of the current lane, but the next two lanes on either side of travel. Automated cruise control systems using EyeQ6 can now sense an upcoming curve and slow the vehicle as needed to enhance passenger comfort.