Mobileye EyeQ6 Lite Launches to Speed ADAS Upgrades Worldwide

18 April 2024

Mobileye announced today it has delivered the first production-candidate hardware and software of its new EyeQ™6 Lite system-on-chip to its customers, which will power advanced driver-assistance systems in multiple models launching this year. This milestone marks the beginning of the EyeQ6 family, with the EyeQ6L already set to be installed in 46 million vehicles over the next few years – becoming the global auto industry’s ADAS solution of choice from the start. It will be followed by the EyeQ6 High advanced system-on-chip, on track to launch in early 2025.

The EyeQ6L builds on Mobileye’s 25 years of pioneering work in automotive safety, computer vision, chip design and machine learning, which enabled the widespread adoption of automatic forward collision warning and emergency braking across the automotive industry. To date, more than 170 million vehicles worldwide have been built with Mobileye technology inside.

"With the EyeQ6L, the team has once again delivered a system-on-chip that enables sizable gains in performance, safety, and comfort features to our customers, without a material increase in price, as has been our pledge for many years," said Prof. Amnon Shashua, founder and CEO of Mobileye. “We know the power of ADAS to save lives and reduce traffic accidents globally, and with the EyeQ6L, automakers can meet regulatory requirements while delivering meaningful technology improvements to end users.”

Many studies have found notable safety benefits from key ADAS technologies. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has said technologies available today could prevent 37 million crashes, 14 million injuries and nearly 250,000 deaths in the United States over the next 30 years if made standard on all vehicles.i Other research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that automatic emergency braking reduces front to rear crashes by 50 percent, and injury crashes by 57 percent, while pedestrian AEB cuts crashes by 27 percent and lane-departure warning reduces injury crashes by 21 percent.ii While about 7 out of 10 new vehicles worldwide are sold with some level of ADAS technology today, that share is lower in many high-volume markets, including China and India, where the full benefit of ADAS remains untapped.

Automotive safety advocates and regulators around the world have recognized the power of ADAS to save lives and reduce crashes, and the EyeQ6L was designed to meet not only current standards but future ones as well, from the European Union’s General Safety Regulation and new car assessment programs (NCAPs) in dozens of countries, to U.S. regulations and insurance industry assessments, as well as ASIL-B level safety.