This technology will get big fast. Since TI does manufacture chips for auotomotive, they have a leg up on the qualification requirements. Not all semiconductor companies can meet the automotive requirements.
That's certainly true, Rick. I was just at ITS World Congress in Tokyo. It was clear that every carmaker is in need of "purpose built" SoCs for autoomtive vision that sees and analyze the situation faster and better. (and at low power!)
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