Karma Automotive reveals new Level 4 autonomous van platform

Karma Automotive has been introducing a series of E-Flex Platforms, which can be configured up to 22 different ways, and can support both EVs and PHEVs. The company recently debuted its first product in the series, an extended-range EV based on its 2020 Revero GT. Additional demonstration platforms in the pipeline for the coming months include autonomously driven vehicles and high-performance supercars.

The latest in the series is the Karma L4 E-Flex Van, which the automaker says has Level 4 autonomous capabilities. The vehicle features the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus autonomous vehicle computing platform, which boasts 320 trillion operations per second of deep learning. The system is built on a scalable architecture, with two NVIDIA Xavier processors and two Tensor Core GPUs. The AI computer runs an array of neural networks simultaneously to support fully autonomous driving.

The L4 van’s software platform and sensors suite are supported by WeRide, and features several types of sensors, including Lidar, radar, cameras, GNSS and INS.

“Using the E-Flex Platform, our goal was to create collaborative partnerships that address a wide array of applications,” said Srini Gowda, Karma’s VP of Autonomous Driving/ADAS. “By working with nimble technology leaders like WeRide and NVIDIA, we intend to offer unique market solutions with greater speed and efficiency.”

Source: Karma Automotive