Israeli company Arbe Robotics, a provider of real-time 4D imaging radar chipsets for ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems), is partnering with AutoX, a leading Chinese robotaxi (self-driving taxi) firm, to integrate its tech in the company’s fleet of Level 4 autonomous vehicles.
According to the agreement, AutoX will integrate 400,000 Arbe-based ultra-high resolution radar systems in their Level 4 fleet. Arbe says its radar systems enable an image 100 times more detailed than any radar on the market, via a proprietary technology with 2K resolution, the highest count in the industry. 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, the companies said.
Arbe was founded in 2015 by Kobi Marenko, Noam Arkind and Oz Fixman. The company has said that its 4D imaging tech is like the future car’s eyes and brain — providing ADAS, level 4 and 5 fully autonomous cars with high-resolution imaging radar that enables them to “see” the environment in any weather or lighting condition.
AutoX was founded in 2016 by Dr. Jianxiong Xiao (Professor X), a self-driving technologist from MIT and Princeton University, and has over the years deployed more than 100 robotaxis in Shenzhen, where it is headquartered, Shanghai, and Wuhan. The company is the second permit holder for California DMV’s completely driverless robotaxi permit. AutoX has eight offices and five R&D centers globally.
“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 driverless testing – to achieve high standards of safety and performance at an ambitious pace,” said Marenko in a statement.
“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,” he added.
“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.
David Liu, senior perception engineer at AutoX, said the company was excited to integrate Arbe’s technology and “confident that their radar solution will greatly enhance the safety of our vehicles.”
“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,” added Liu.
Arbe announced an agreement last month to merge with Industrial Tech Acquisitions and to list on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol ARBE. The deal assigns Arbe an approximate value of $722 million