A chipmaker is developing a self-balancing vehicle that will be capable of traveling on two wheels, but is aiming for a much wider range of applications.
A new chip from chip maker ARM that could potentially power self-powered cars was unveiled during the first event of its Global Connects conference on Monday.
The new chip, which ARM says is based on a new chip architecture called Cortex A53, is a key component in the next-generation autonomous driving technologies.
ARM has previously said it is working on a chip that could power autonomous driving systems that would be capable, for example, of running on the road.
The chip has a speed of 1,200 miles per hour, and is capable of steering by itself or in tandem with other vehicle systems.
The company has also developed a prototype car that can operate in traffic and pedestrians, and can travel up to 10 miles per minute.
The self-steering technology that the chip is based upon can help to improve highway safety and reduce traffic jams, said ARM CEO Raja Koduri at the event.
It is also expected to make it easier for companies to build autonomous vehicles.
ARM’s latest chip architecture, Cortex A5, has also been adopted by the company as a basis for a new generation of driverless cars.
ARM, which is based in Sunnyvale, California, is also a key player in the chip industry.
The chips’ speed and range have been a big selling point of the chip, and ARM is hoping that this technology can help accelerate progress toward the mass production of autonomous vehicles, said Koduri.
“A chip that can accelerate the development of driverlessness has a huge impact on the global automotive industry,” he said.
“We’re very excited about Cortex A52 and it will be our first major chip with a self driving capability.”