Tier-1 suppliers to dominate ADC production, but newcomers are catching up
Established companies, such as Intel, Renesas, and NVIDIA will continue to remain the biggest suppliers of autonomy domain controllers (ADC). However, new chip companies, including Horizon Robotics, HiSilicon, and Xilinx are developing new products in this area, which will help them gain market share, especially in the second half of this decade when vehicles with higher autonomy levels will be commercialized
An autonomy domain controller (ADC) is a central processing unit that integrates inputs from several sensors around System-on-Chip (SoC) processors. Based on sensor data, the ADC evaluates information from multiple sources to arrive at an outcome or guidance for the driver or vehicle to implement, such as indicators to the driver to aid parking or execute a lane change. In autonomous vehicles, ADCs directly communicate with control systems to independently drive the vehicle.