Invision AI is a Canadian startup building the first autonomous railway system combining visual AI and edge computing, looking to expand its solutions beyond the transportation space. The company was established by Karim Ali in 2017 and was invested by Fontinalis Partners, TA Ventures, Ontario Center of Excellence, Jayant Group, and TechStars. DIGITIMES had an interview with founder and CEO Karim Ali, who shared technical insights on edge AI and his vision for the company.
Hon Hai Precision Technology (Foxconn) has reiterated a flat revenue growth outlook for both the second quarter of 2022 and the full year, while order visibility has also strengthened compared to March.
The massive new nodes created inside and outside self-driving cars will bring new business opportunities for AI solutions, and the entire creation process can be seen as a combination of "kitchen wastes" and "indestructible cockroaches," according to Wei-Bin Lee, CEO of Hon Hai Research Institute under the Foxconn Technology Group.
Trend Micro, a founding member of Foxconn-initiated EV consortium MIH, has announced that it has set up a new subsidiary, VicOne, that focuses on automobile data security. According to the CEO of MIH, Jack Cheng, Trend Micro has also helped the EV consortium establish a cybersecurity team.
The rising demand for automotive applications has compelled Arm to recognize the need for novel architectures for protecting automotive IC security, said Simon Teng, senior director of the company's automotive partnership in the APAC region.
BYD and Horizon Robotics recently announced a partnership involving Horizon's latest high-performance processor Journey 5 for autonomous driving. BYD said it will utilize the car chip in some of its cars as early as mid-2023.
Many Taiwan electronics makers are actively making inquiries with NXP Semiconductors to explore the possibility of jointly developing mmWave radar systems as part of their efforts to tap into the autonomous vehicle sector, according to industry sources.
With US-based network IC vendors putting increased focus on automotive applications, Taiwan's MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor are both expected to grow their presence in the non-automotive high-end segment, according to industry sources.
OToBrite Electronics, an ADAS supplier of XPeng's, is developing vision AI systems as its core products. Its blind spot information system (BSIS) has entered mass production and will start shipping to Europe in the second half of 2022.
Vehicle-connected cameras, sensors, and mmWave radars will enhance driving/riding experiences in the future. As electric vehicle (EV) gains popularity, the seating space will enlarge and more interactive mobility services will be provided in vehicles on larger screens with higher resolution, according to AU Optronics (AUO) R&D manager Chen Yu-chi.
Qualcomm has completed its acquisition of Arriver from SSW Partners, enhancing its ability to deliver open, fully integrated, and competitive advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) solutions to automakers and tier-1 suppliers at scale.