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NEXCOM Partners with AI Chipmaker Hailo to release a solution for Next-Generation Vehicular Telematics

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On Feb. 22, 2022, Hailo, the leading edge Artificial Intelligence chipmaker, today announced its partnership with NEXCOM, the industrial computer hardware manufacturer to launch VTC 1021, the next-generation AI vehicular telematics solution. 

VTC 1021 features the compact Hailo-8™ module, enabling breakthrough performance and empowering in-vehicle computers to run state-of-the-art AI applications more efficiently.

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Details about the product 

The Hailo-8™ Mini PCIe Module is an AI accelerator module. It delivers industry-leading AI performance for edge devices – up to 13 tera-operations per second (TOPS) with industry-leading power efficiency.

The fanless design fits perfectly in cabins with limited space and is designed to withstand demanding automotive conditions, helping bring public transit vehicles and fleets into the smart era. 

Among the target applications for the joint solution:

  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Occupant monitoring
  • Pedestrian detection warning
  • Collision avoidance warning
  • And more

This solution will increase the operational efficiency of public transportation and a high-level pilot assistance system. 

Influence on the automotive industry

NEXCOM will help in-vehicle compute platforms to overcome significant technological hurdles,” said Liran Bar, VP of Business Development of Hailo, ‘and thus, the future of the automotive industry will realise endless promise for safety and comfort.’

Liran Bar continues: ‘We will make vehicles safer by leveraging the power of AI to turbocharge the aftermarket platform’s compute power. Our joint offering will provide ultra-high performance and flexible solutions via AI. ’ 

On the other hand, Jay Liu, Vice President at NEXCOM asserted that: ’Our partnership with Hailo allows us to offer vehicles advanced AI solutions. We are able to power sectors such as public transportation and fleet management.’

“Our joint platform provides vehicles enhanced capabilities, including state-of-the-art applications which can vastly improve the driving experience as well as safety, ushering in a new era of smart transportation.”

Hailo’s specialised Hailo-8™ AI acceleration modules deliver unprecedented performance to edge devices. Their advanced structure translates into higher performance, lower power, and minimal latency, enabling enhanced privacy and better reliability for smart devices operating at the edge.

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