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Jul
12

Newsletter #17 is now available

ADAS, Driverless and Connected Car Symposiums with Nexyad

Headlines :

– Nexyad and Groupement ADAS at Automotive Symposium
– New Papers of Nexyad on advantages of SafetyNex
– Challenge Open Innovation Renault
– Nexyad at Imagine Mobility Forum 2017
– Nexyad presenting the driving risk solution SafetyNex to Eurapco
– Conference at “Cercle LAB” Paris
– HERE invited NEXYAD to Le Mans
– Meeting HappYnnov at Chamber of Commerce Versailles-Yvelines
– Nexyad booth to la fête du THD at Acome in Mortain (Normandy)
– NEXYAD in Media

Go to the Nexyad Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #17

Jul
10

ADAS, Driverless and Connected Car Symposiums with Nexyad

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #17, July 10th, 2017

 


ADAS, Driverless and Connected Car Symposiums with Nexyad

Headlines :

– Nexyad and Groupement ADAS at Automotive Symposium

– New Papers of Nexyad on advantages of SafetyNex

– Challenge Open Innovation Renault

– Nexyad at Imagine Mobility Forum 2017

– Nexyad presenting the driving risk solution SafetyNex to Eurapco

– Conference at “Cercle LAB” Paris

– HERE invited NEXYAD to Le Mans

– Meeting HappYnnov at Chamber of Commerce Versailles-Yvelines

– Nexyad booth to la fête du THD at Acome in Mortain (Normandy)

– NEXYAD in Media

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Nexyad and Groupement ADAS at Automotive Symposium

Symposium 2017 in Stuttgart

June 20, 21 and 22th 2017 saw the big Automotive Symposium in Stuttgart, land of Daimler, Porsche, Robert Bosch GmbH.
We present our modules based on Artifical Vision and A.I. for ADAS, Connected Cars and Driverless.
This year Groupement ADAS is represented by Intempora, New Imaging Technologies, Sherpa Engineering and Nexyad.

Nexyad booth at Autonomous Vehicle Symposium
Nexyad booth at Hall 2C

This year, we made a focus on three big engineering companies in Europe. No surprise two are germans and one is Austrian. Those companies are worldwide with offices and plants in other continents. They work for car manufacturers and suppliers.

FEV is an internationally recognised development service provider for drive and vehicle technologies, and an innovative supplier of cutting-edge software and testing solutions. Thanks to the synergy of these complementary activities, FEV is the perfect partner for providing test fields, measuring equipment and software solutions that fit with the needs of the automobile market. As a powertrain development specialist, it helps to make the development process more efficient and to transfer significant process steps from the road to the test rig and to the desktop, thanks to its leading-edge methodologies and tools. FEV’s competencies also include powertrain electronic control systems and hydro-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards.

Employing over 6500 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 30 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world’s premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centres in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV operates from other locations in Germany, Europe and Asia, as well as in North and South America.

AVL is the world’s largest independent company developing IC engine powertrains along with the associated instrumentation and test systems. It develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems, including alternative and hybrid systems, and is an effective partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition, AVL develops and markets all simulation methods and easy-to-use software tools necessary for development work. The company’s unique power derives from the systematic netting of single simulation results to integrated, multidimensional simulation platforms on the basis of its deep engineering expertise. Its Engine Instrumentation and Tests Systems business area produces all instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.

Texting Expo Stuttgart 2017

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New Papers from Nexyad on advantages of SafetyNex
 

ESTIMATION OF DRIVER’S EXPERTISE, OF RISK TAKEN CONSCIOUSLY BY THE DRIVER,
AND OF THE LACK OF ANTICIPATION AND MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE ROAD
By NEXYAD

Lire la version Française

I – INTRODUCTION
NEXYAD has been developing the smartphonte application SafetyNex which estimates the risk of driving in real time [1]. SafetyNex is both a driver assistance system (ADAS), which alerts the driver (vocal alert) before danger (When the risk increases too much), and a telematics system that records risk profiles and usage profiles.
Warning before the danger gives the driver time to slow down and avoid the accident. Road Safety studies show that SafetyNex can reduce the number of accidents by 20% [2]. This simple functionality is of interest of car insurers, fleet managers, and to car manufacturers.
SafetyNex also rewards the driver with cups (gold, silver, bronze) that can be transformed into money incentive (vouchers, etc.) so that the safe drivers stil have a daily interest to go on using SafetyNex. Indeed, tools that are not used over a period of time rarely have a real effect on the accidentology. SafetyNex is therefore distinguished from other products, on the one hand by its real time and driving assistance, but also for its “reward” side. SafetyNex informs the driver In real time when the risk exceeds a threshold of danger, than one can say that SafetyNex gives the risk in the hands of the driver first. The driver is in control of his/her risk.
Then SafetyNex distinguishes from all telematics products that ultimately provide information to the insurer or fleet manager, but not to the driver who feels rightly spied on.
Risk and usage profiles [3] are forwarded to managers who have an interest in minimizing risk and the number of accidents. This paper presents a simple way to interpret the risk profiles constructed by SafetyNex.

Read the entire paper here
 

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Paper for French Car Insurers
 
DEPLOIEMENT DE SafetyNex DANS LE CADRE DE L’OBLIGATION DE DEPENSE
EN ACTIONS DE PREVENTION ROUTIERE CHEZ LES ASSUREURS AUTOMOBILE
Par NEXYAD

 
I – CONTEXTE

Depuis 1996, les assureurs français se sont engagés auprès de l’Etat à mener des actions de prévention routière. Ils doivent consacrer ainsi chaque année à ce type d’action de prévention 0,5% du montant des cotisations de responsabilité civile automobile perçues.
Traditionnellement, les actions menées sont des opérations de sensibilisation dans les écoles, conseils pratiques en vidéo, pistes de conduite avec moniteur, simulateurs de conduite, voiture tonneau, etc… Ces actions doivent avoir un effet à long terme sur la réduction du nombre d’accidents de la route. Récemment, les applications smartphone sont aussi utilisées, toujours en opération de sensibilisation.
C’est dans le cadre de cette entrée du numérique, dans l’action obligatoire de prévention, que SafetyNex représente une avancée très intéressante pour les assureurs automobile. En effet, SafetyNex évite les dangers liés à une vitesse inadaptée aux difficultés de l’infrastructure, ce qui correspond à 75% des accidents de la route. SafetyNex est actuellement le seul système permettant de prévenir en temps réel et de façon prédictive le conducteur afin qu’il ralentisse pour éviter l’accident. SafetyNex répond ainsi aux critères des actions de prévention à mettre en œuvre, si bien qu’il est possible pour un assureur de déployer massivement SafetyNex sans aucune dépense supplémentaire. C’est une opportunité unique de réaliser une action de prévention efficace, tout en préparant la transition digitale du métier d’assurance.

Lire l’article en entier

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Challenge Open Innovation Renault

On June 13th, RENAULT entrusted the MOV’EO competitiveness cluster with the organization of a new Open Innovation Challenge on the theme “Connectivity and services”.
Through this initiative, RENAULT wishes to detect new proposals from SMEs and innovative startups on these themes, in order to develop collaborations on the most relevant projects.
Among the selected startups were Nexyad that presented SafetyNex, and the “Groupement ADAS” cluster of 10 companies working in the field of ADAS and autonomous vehicle.

Challenge Open Innovation Renault

Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO Nexyad – Nicolas Dulac for “Groupement ADAS”
 

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Nexyad at Imagine Mobility Forum 2017

The 1st of june, Nexyad and Groupement ADAS shared a booth at Imagine Mobility Forum 2017. This event organized by the competitivity cluster MOV’EO is located in the Engineer school ESTACA at Montigny le Bretonneux.

Imagine Mobility Forum 2017
Interview of Gérard Yahiaoui, Nexyad CEO

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Nexyad presenting the driving risk solution SafetyNex
to Eurapco

The 31th of May, Nexyad has presented SafetyNex to Eurapco (European Mutual Insurance Companies).
Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad
Gérard Yahiaoui
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Conference at “Cercle LAB” Paris

Several times a year, the “Cercle LAB” organizes conferences giving the opportunity for Startups to present innovative products or services to insurers. Last April 24th, thema was Internet Of Things or with others words Connected Objects as SafetyNex by Nexyad.

SafetyNex is a real time driving risk assessment smartphone App that warns (vocal alert) the driver before danger, letting time to slow down and avoid accident, and that records risk profiles and usage profiles on the NEXYAD cloud.
Road Safety studies show that SafetyNex can reduce by 20% accident rate (ref)
This smartphone App is disruptive, as it lets insurance companies and fleet management teams decrease the number of accident before they try any new digital pricing or strategy.
Of course, UBI is easy with SafetyNex because :
. usage is completely described
. risk profiles give : risk that the driver agrees to take, extertise level of the driver, lacks of anticipation of the driver
This conference at Cercle LAB (Laboratoire Assurance Banque) in Paris was very interesting and led to questions and new contacts with insurance companies (SafetyNex is under deployment and testing worldwide).

Gerard Yahiaoui
Gérard Yahiaoui presenting SafetyNex

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HERE invited NEXYAD to Le Mans

HERE the famous digital Map drovider is sponsor of Alpine Racing Team. As costumer and Partner of HERE, Nexyad has been invited to see the essaies. HERE provides maps for SafetyNex. Many Thanks to Jacques-Etienne Grandjean and Patrick Jean for the spectacular show!

Le Mans 24H 2017
Le Mans 24H Alpine run at night

Gérard Yahiaoui and Pierre Da Silva Dias
Heads of Nexyad: Gérard Yahiaoui and Pierre Da Silva Dias

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Meeting HappYnnov at Chamber of Commerce
Versailles-Yvelines

The International Chamber of Commerce Versailles-Yvelines, via its community of innovation Open’Ynnov, with its partners – engineers school Estaca, competitiveness cluster Mov’eo, Institute Vedecom, the Ravi, the car manufacturer Renault et Engie – proposed june 7th a special “Mobilities of the future” meeting.HappYnnov

After the introduction of Gérard Bachelier – President of the CCI, Stéphane Masson – development manager of the Estaca presented the book “Mobility of the Future”. A round table moderated by Stéphane Parpinelli brought together Philippe Orvain – Vice President of Mov’eo for the IDF; Luc Marbach – Managing Director of Vedecom and Ghislain Delabie Mobility Connector for OuiShare. Dominique Levent, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Mobility for Renault, presented the latest advances in the manufacturer’s innovation strategy, before Lucie Ruchon, Assistant to the Delegate Director of Ile-de-France of Engie, explains the axes of innovation of the energy group.

Three Startups of the Yvelines presented their product :
. SafetyNex, the road safety App for Nexyad
. Electrical scooters for Pink Mobility
. A solution of shared mobility by Ecov

HappYnnovPresentation of SafetyNex at HappYnnov
HappYnnov Round Table and presentation by Nexyad of SafetyNex App

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Nexyad booth to la fête du THD at Acome in Mortain (Normandy)

The “Fête du Très Haut Débit” or (Very High Speed Festival), organized by Acome on its French industrial site in Normandy in partnership with Mov’eo the competitiveness cluster in mobility and automotive R & D, is a UNIQUE event in France that brings together actors Deploying Ultra Broadband and facilitating the sharing of experiences both for telecom infrastructure networks and for building wiring, communicating vehicles and intelligent transport systems.
The 2017 edition (the 9th) opened up to the automotive industry in view of the obvious synergies that are developing with the telecom industry.
It is in this capacity that Acome invited Nexyad Automotive & Transportation and its partner Nomadic Solutions of the Groupement ADAS to attend the event and present their products.

Fête du THD chez ACOME à Mortain
Nexyad through these products such as the embedded and connected software SafetyNex, , helps to make the road safer for its users and others.
Acome is a manufacturer of cables, fiber optics and synthetic tubes. Specialist and market leader in networks. It is the leading European manufacturer of environmentally friendly and halogen-free high-tech automotive wires and cables approved by European manufacturers and its markets are expected to continue to grow rapidly with the advent of the connected vehicle.

Acome
 

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NEXYAD for FRANCE INFO

Before Imagine Mobility Forum 2017 Nexyad CEO, Gérard Yahiaoui, was interviewed by Gérard Feldzer for the national radio network France Info.

Gérard Yahiaoui
Gérard Feldzer and Gérard Yahiaoui

Feb
21

Nexyad Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15 is Available

Nexyad Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15 is Available


2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

After three years of Nexyad products development, 2017 will see the start of mass deployment of its products. An Automotive EOM has integrated RoadNex & ObstaNex for road detection and obstacles detection on special vehicles and an Infrastructure EOM has integrated Visinex for visibility measurement on highways. Beside, we’ll soon announce our first customers for SafetyNex.

Headlines :
– Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas
– Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data
– SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis
– Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”
– NEXYAD new award: Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO
– Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7
– New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

Read the Newsletter here.

Feb
13

2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #15, February 13th, 2017

 


2017 Year of mass deployment for Nexyad Products

After three years of Nexyad products development, 2017 will see the start of mass deployment of its products. An Automotive EOM has integrated RoadNex & ObstaNex for road detection and obstacles detection on special vehicles and an Infrastructure EOM has integrated Visinex for visibility measurement on highways. Beside, we’ll soon announce our first customers for SafetyNex.

Headlines :

– Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas

– Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data

– SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis

– Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”

– NEXYAD new award: Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO

– Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7

– New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

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Nexyad Review after the CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Thanks to Business France, the DGE “Direction Générale des Entreprises” and “les Pôles de Compétitivité” (competitivity cluster) for having organised this CES mission. The “connected and autonomous vehicles” Mission brought together the four french pôles de compétitivité automobiles : LUTB, MOV’EO (Thanks too for the sponsoring), ID4CAR and cluster Pôle Véhicule du Futur; the Mission goal was to organise meetings and visits of big companies present at the CES and some top french Automotive SME’s in Las Vegas.

Nexyad was part of the Mission and took the opportunity to meet its partners, customers and future customers in Las Vegas. The show is bigger than everybody has told us before. There is thousands of boothes in several places in Las Vegas. It is impossible to see everything in four days long. This year, French Tech was well represented in the Venetian Hotel and at the Convention Center near the Westgate Hotel. Thursday January 5th, Nexyad was invited to a networking reception sponsored by Orange with the presence of Mr Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of Orange. The event took place at the Air Bar on the top of the Strastosphere Tower in Las Vegas.

Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.


Special interests seen about ADAS & Autonomous Driving at CES in Las Vegas

Abeeway already present at CES 2015 presented this year its new solution for autonomous geolocalisation with great duration (one year).

Giant Alphabet announced process of finalizing its autonomous car business through spin-off Waymo. Is Google will be car manufacturers or just embedded technology platforms and in the cloud technology for manufacturers ?

The GENIVI industrial alliance provides an open source system initiative for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers in connected car field. It collaborates with the Open Connectivity Foundation for connectivity between vehicles and smart homes. The alliance includes manufacturers such as PSA60, Renault Nissan, BMW and Daimler.

HERE Indoor Positioning brings precision to the industrial IoT.

Here at CES 2017
HERE Indoor Positionning demo

The NEXYAD team present in Las Vegas was invited by officials on the HERE booth at Convention Center Central Plazza.
When we entered the booth, we saw a table with mini robotic forklifts in a warehouse, all built with real technology. The robots moved around a simulated environment picking up and delivering containers based on high-accuracy positioning, bringing the real-world applications to life.
It was one of the numerous technologies presented by HERE at CES this year.
More about HERE here


LeddarTech has showcased three innovative 2D and 3D high-resolution LIDAR “solid state” solutions for autonomous driving applications based on next-generation LeddarCore ICs and developed with the collaboration of leading-edge suppliers and partners from the newly-established Leddar Ecosystem.
Nexyad hat a “summit” meeting with Leddartech (top of the Westgate Hotel on the booth of the canadian company). Both companies spoke about various future projects within the Groupement ADAS.
LeddarTech in Las Vegas

Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad and Pier-Olivier Hamel Product leader at Leddartech.


Quanergy Systems rised $90m in 2016 to built Autonomous cars sensors with US Partner Sensata Technologies.

REVA2 participated for the first time to CES and present a vehicle that is both autonomous and traditional. It is in fact a complete automotive system that ambition to create the French startup.




robotTUNER (An automated vehicle that looks like the french one NAVYA).

Twinswheel has presented its autonomous droid for parcel delivery services in urban area.


New ADAS demos by VALEO

Valeo onboard demos area at Golden Lot was completely crowed during the four days of the Convention. But we were lucky happy few to test Valeo XtraVue and Valeo 360AEB Nearshield.

Valeo XtraVue is a system based on a set of connected cameras that eliminates visual obstacles. It takes two vehicles equipped with the system. The driver of the vehicle B, which follows the vehicle A, can see on its control screen what happens in front of the vehicle A by seeing through it.

Valeo at CES 2017
VALEO XtraVue demo car

Valeo 360AEB Nearshield (Autonomous Emergency Braking) is an innovative technology to protect nearby pedestrians when vehicles perform low-speed maneuvers. With a full 360 degrees system of cameras and ultrasonic sensors, this ADAS helps the driver to avoid accident due to blind spots around large vehicles such as SUV and pick-up trucks.
Read more about Valeo at CES


Verizon (fixed and mobile telecom) was updating 2.0 of its Go90 video streaming application for iOS and Android which now supports Apple TV and Google Chromecast. It will allow the sharing of video links with other users via social networks. Verizon Digital Media acquired Volicon, which manages video distribution back-ends and analytics with its Media Intelligence Platform. Another acquisition is Fleetmatics for $ 2.4B. It is a fleet tracking service via GPS, a deal to get into the automotive sector.
The sugar on the top was Yahoo !, acquired for only $ 4.8B. the top is its billion unique monthly users including 60% on mobiles, and its advertising network. This complements the acquisition of AOL, Yahoo being intended to integrate it.


Visteon Demonstrates Augmented Reality Driving Experience and Latest Head-Up Display Technology at CES® 2017.

Complementing the vehicle’s HUD, embedded front-view and driver monitoring cameras trigger “smart alerts” in the form of lights and sounds when the driver is not paying attention to the road, if the vehicle strays from its lane, or if the vehicle is at risk of potentially hitting an object. For example, when a pedestrian or bicycle is present on the side of the road, an LED light projects onto the windshield within a 90-degree angle of the driver’s line of sight, giving a visual alert without the driver needing to turn his or her head.

Read more about Visteon here

VISTEON at CES 2017
Two onboard cameras look at the front of the car (a video for the demo),
detect obstacles and alerts the driver via a HUD.

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Example of SafetyNex Risk Profiles Data

See below an example of Risk Profile Data Nexyad is able to give to their customers. SafetyNex provides Eco Driving profiles data, and usages profiles (Kms, date, hours, kind of roads, etc…) all of these can be crossed with Risk Profiles.

SafetyNex Risk Profile

Look at the entire SafetyNex User Manual

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SafetyNex App Risk Profiles Analysis

Risk profiles estimated by SafetyNex: Analysis of profiles, and possible use to detect fatigue and hypovigilance of driver.

SafetyNex is a nomadic real-time risk estimation system. The system has been described in detail in previous publications [1] and uses the key concept of “near-accident” or “quasi-accident”, and is a result of 15 years of collaborative research with road safety experts and researchers.
The main competitive advantage of SafetyNex is that it allows, since the risk is estimated in real time,
to warn the driver (vocal alert), and thus to allow driver to avoid accident. Studies show that SafetyNex can reduce accident rate by 20% [2], which represents for insurers and fleet managers a consequent increase in margin [3].
But of course, SafetyNex also records usage and risk profiles. These profiles provide the behavior of the driver, or more precisely, his/her ability to regulate driving task consistently with danger. No need to record large volumes of data (accelerations, etc…) which in reality are not data (these are signals) for a possible back-office analysis, SafetyNex provides exactly the interesting data [4].
Below are examples of usage profiles and driver risk profiles.

. Read the entire paper
. Analyse des profils de risque en conduite estimés par SafetyNex (version française)

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Nexyad invited to the 4th “Les rencontres du Fleet Management”

Last thursday 26th of january 2017, Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad participated to a panel debate in Paris near Les Champs Elysées. He was invited as road safety telematics expert. Marie-Amélie Fenoll journalist at Decision Achats animated the discussion between other speakers : Jean-Yves Marie Rose of Ademe, Julien Honnart of Wayzup, Didier Blocus of ALD Automotive France, Edwin Colella and Alain Sinquin of Octo Telematics.

Fleet Management faces numerous problems and stakes in terms of safety, monitoring of drivers, training and loss costs. Gérard Yahiaoui presented SafetyNex App risk assessment in real time, that warns the driver before danger and gives individual and global risk profiles and usage profiles. An API of SafetyNex will be available very soon to integrate in any device. SafetyNex use allows to reduce accident rate by 20%.

Les rencontres du Fleet Management partners are ALD Automotive France, Ayming, Codes Rousseau, La carte carburant pro E. Leclerc, Octo Telematics and Phoenix development.

Gérard Yahiaoui Nexyadfrom the left Marie-Amélie Fenoll, Edwin Collela and Gérard Yahiaoui

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NEXYAD new award :
Champion SME (PME championne) of the French cluster MOV’EO

NEXYAD is proud to announce that MOV’EO selected NEXYAD to be one of their CHAMPION high tech SMEs
(PME championne du pôle de compétitivité MOV’EO).

“We are very proud to get this award from MOV’EO that works hard for high tech SMEs development” said Gerard YAHIAOUI, CEO of NEXYAD. “We participated to the MOV’EO mission at CES 2017 in LasVegas, with Business France, and for us, it is already a success”. “This new award will give us more exposure and for a High-Tech SME it is always a good thing”.

Moveo

“Nous sommes très fiers d’obtenir cette récompense de MOV’EO qui œuvre pour le développement des PME de hautes technologies dans le secteur de la mobilité. Nous avons participé à la la mission CES 2017 à Las Vegas, avec Business France, et pour Nexyad, c’est déjà un succès. Cette nouvelle récompense nous apporte plus d’exposition et pour une PME de High-Tech c’est toujours une bonne chose.” a déclaré Gérard Yahiaoui le P-DG de Nexyad.

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Interview of Mov’eo and Nexyad by AutoK7

Nicolas Dattez from french competitivity cluster MOVEO and Gérard Yahiaoui CEO of Nexyad talk about their experience of CES in Las Vegas with Christophe Bourroux for RadioK7 “Voice of Mobility”

“We are stronger at ten to push heavy doors !”

Interview of Gerard Yahiaoui on RadioK7

(Click to play)

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New Update for Nexyad Modules RoadNex (Road detection) & ObstaNex (Obstacles Detection)

Nexyad development team work hard to give updates and new functionnalities to its ADAS modules. See Below an example of road detection with the last update on RoadNex:

RoadNex on RT-Maps

Oct
03

Evolution of ObstaNex v3.0

New Release of Nexyad ObstaNex v3.0

This new version included pattern recognition and tracking, and new management of camera model of with a special component that allows multiple camera models on a same RT-Maps diagram.
Applications are ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and Driverless Car, but also Road Safety.


ObstaNex v3.0 : Obstacles Detection for ADAS (here filter on vehicles detection)

Aug
08

A scale model car to test ADAS

NEXYAD will use a scale model car for ADAS and driverless software modules testing & validation.

Nexyad built their own intelligent scale model of car integrating a camera and telecommunications to a PC running the RT-MAPS framework (by INTEMPORA).

Scale Model Car Nexyad

The PC runs real world detection software modules of NEXYAD into the framework RT-MAPS. Then the
scale model car can evoluate on a scale model landscape where it is easy to generate complex use cases
such as sun rising and other perturbations that are not easy to record in the real world and that are not that easy to simulate.

Beside, Nexyad built a testing and validation database that will represent thousands of million km of natural driving with the fewest number of vids as possible.
NB : this NEXYAD validation database will be available for free to every research and development team in the world on the NEXYAD web site.

Database

This database will be used by NEXYAD of course to test and validate their own software modules for ADAS and Driverless cars :
. RoadNex for road detection
. ObstaNex for obstacles detection
. ObstaNex BiCam for obstacles detection using 2 cams
. VisiNex for visibility measurement
. SafetyNex for real time onboard risk assessment

This database is the result of a advanced methodology published in the 90’s by Nexyad Founder. The methodology “AGENDA” allows to build and validate camera-based complex detection and recognition systems (for ADAS and driverless cars).
This methodology was recently re-published and presented in different symposiums in Europe to show exactly how it may be used by car manufacturers and their OEMs.

Jun
21

Newsletter NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation #10 is available

Nexyad SafetyNex leading actor of ADAS Active Safety


Headlines :

– First BMW tech_date : Nexyad Laureat
– Launch of Nexyad SafetyNex App on Android Smartphone
– Active Safety Europe 2016 : ADAS to Autonomous
– Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016
– Mov’eo Days 2016
– Four Nexyad Camera-based software modules

Click on this link :http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?p=2274

Jun
20

Nexyad SafetyNex leading actor of ADAS Active Safety

NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #10, June the 20th, 2016



Headlines :

– First BMW tech_date : Nexyad Laureat

– Launch of Nexyad SafetyNex App on Android Smartphone

– Active Safety Europe 2016 : ADAS to Autonomous

– Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016

– Mov’eo Days 2016

– Four Nexyad Camera-based software modules



First BMW tech_date : Nexyad Laureat

BMW techdate

The BMW Tech_Date wants to highlight French excellence in innovation and identify new technology partners through a contest : Nexyad is rewarded for SafetyNex

BMW Press Release

The french TV channel BFM Business gave the exclusive news on the program “Good Morning Business”.



June 13th 2016, Serge Naudin BMW Group France CEO and Gerard Yahiaoui Nexyad CEO were invited by Stephane Soumier for Good Morning Business on the french TV Channel BFM Business.

BMW is betting on French Tech to develop Connecting Mobility

To celebrate its 100 years, BMW is trying to develop connected mobility, while promoting respect for the environment. The group’s strategy is based on three pillars: innovation, connectivity and personal mobility. To get there, its French subsidiary has selected three innovative companies to develop the mobility of the future. The start-up Nexyad is one of them. Nexyad has developed SafetyNex an APP onboard real-time that estimates the risk in driving. Based on artificial intelligence, the system can calculate at every moment the risk taken by the driver, by comparing the driving behavior (speed, acceleration, etc.) to the difficulties of the road (crossroads, school, turns tight, etc). In an environment where 75% of risk situations on the road are caused by infrastructure, this innovation proves to be a powerful prevention tool. Sole system to have been validated over 50 million km, this software performs all calculations locally (in the smartphone the driver or embedded electronics) and is thus compatible with the requirements of the french CNIL on the registration of personal data.

In the media :

Usine Nouvelle http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/bmw-s-ouvre-aux-start-up-francaises.N397032

L’Express http://votreargent.lexpress.fr/bourse-de-paris/bmw-trois-start-ups-francaises-recompensees_1801750.html

Les Echos http://www.lesechos.fr/idees-debats/sciences-prospective/0211017258595-bmw-selectionne-des-pepites-francaises-pour-imaginer-la-mobilite-du-futur-2005843.php

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Launch of Nexyad SafetyNex App on Android Smartphone

SafetyNex on Smartphone


Functions of SafetyNex :

– onboard real time risk assessment every second
– warning for driver when speed doesn’t fit difficulty of road infrastructure
– automatic “Call” in case of severe collision
– risk and usage profiles (for Insurance Companies)




Active Safety Europe 2016 : ADAS to Autonomous

Active Safety Munich

Wenesday May 18th : Presentation at the conference by Nicolas du LAC General Manager of Intempora, France

“ADAS Validation: non-deterministic algorithms vs ISO-26262”
Number crunching technologies and non-deterministic algorithms (image processing, neural networks, data fusion…) are taking in charge more and more functions and driving tasks in vehicles. Autonomous vehicles will be based on many of these. How to validate such functions when facing such different possible driving scenarios?

Munchen

Focus on two companies present at the symposium in Munich :

SoftKinetic
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, is the leader in 3D vision and gesture recognition technologies. The company, located in Belgium and the USA, delivers state-of-the-art solutions in the field of 3D sensing and processing, in particular for “natural interfaces”. These include CMOS 3D Sensors, 3D camera reference designs, SDKs, algorithms and applications for gesture recognition, object scanning, automotive control and AR/VR. With over 8 years of R&D on both hardware and software, SoftKinetic solutions have already been successfully used in the fields of automotive, interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and other professional markets (such as digital signage and medical systems).

LeddarTech
Founded in 2007 as a successful spin-off of Canada’s leading optics and photonics research institute, LeddarTech® is the world’s only supplier of advanced detection and ranging systems based on patented, leading-edge sensing technology that performs time-of-flight measurement using pulses from infrared light processed through innovative algorithms, detecting a wide range of objects in various environmental conditions. Leddar technology is highly adaptable, serves multiple markets such as automotive, trucks and unmanned vehicles and comes in different formats, providing brand owners and OEMs with a solution that meets their needs while ensuring quick and simple integration.

Watch video : Affordable Sensing Solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)




Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016

Testing Expo

Wenesday 1st of June : Presentation at the conference by Gérard YAHIAOUI President & CEO of NEXYAD, France

“BUILDING A RELEVANT VALIDATION DATABASE FOR CAMERA-BASED ADAS”
Validation of camera-based artificial vision systems applied on open world is a very complex issue. An HD colour camera may generate more than 65 000 power 2 000 000 different images (information theory), so it is not possible to test every possible message. We propose a deterministic approach for building a validation database using the AGENDA methodology that was developed and published in the 1990s for neural network database (learn & test) design.

A large audience attended to this conference that questions the way for Autonomous Vehicle ADAS validation.

Conference Stuttgart 2016
Gérard on the left, the conference’s audience on the top and the booth of Groupement ADAS from the mezzanine.

Focus on some french companies present at the exhibition

OPAL-RT Technologies
is pushing the boundaries of innovation in hardware-in-the-loop simulation for ECU testing. Its automotive offering includes a new, dedicated family of motor and power electronic models. Its turnkey HIL solutions provide a flexible, comprehensive, environment for the development, testing and validation of all Embedded software. Opal-RT simulators optimally employ multi-core CPUs and FPGAs, maximising the fidelity that can be achieved when simulating complex, multi-domain systems.

ROTRONICS
has more than 25 years’ experience in the design and manufacturing of engine and vehicle testing solutions. From chassis dyno to hub dyno, it has already realised testbeds that meet most of your vehicle testing spécifications. the company’s versatile design allows it to pass all kinds of vehicles, including hybrid, electrical and two, three and four-Wheel vehicles. Its powerful automation system is also able to manage your engine or component testing application. It can answer your braking and/or motoring needs using its wide range os standard or tailor-made EC and AC dyno, emotor, exhaust testing, valvetrain, gearbox and combustion analysis Tools.

CRITT M2A
Based in northern France, Critt M2A is an independant R&D test centre dedicated to the automotive industry. Thanks to its high testing capabilities and know-how, the company can offer services in line with the highest industry requirements. Its turbocharged department is recognised by customers and automotive suppliers as one of the world’s leading testing centres. Critt M2A is also known as an NVH and engine development test provider, and now offers new skills in the electrification of vehicles, with an important range of testing facilities.

Critt

GROUPEMENT ADAS
is a team of innovative companies with over 20 years’ experience in the field of technologies used in driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles (design, implementation, integration of ADAS in vehicles for safety features, driver assistance, partial delegation to the autonomous vesicle). Members of Groupement ADAS offer complementary expertise, Tools and test Equipment (including test tracks) to take up challenging projects covering vehicle electronics, vehicle dynamics, command/control, HMI, perception, vision, data fusion, communication, eco-driving and so on. Groupement ADAS include : CAR&D, GlobalSensing Tehnologies, Intempora, Nexyad, Nomadic Solutions, Sherpa Engineering and Transpolis. It is coordinated by the french MOV’EO cluster.

BIA
is a global supplier of Advanced test systems, servicing the automotive and Aerospace markets. It offers a diverse and multi-functional product portfolio and a strong ability to meet Customer-specific focused needs. The company’s strong relationships with a global Customer base allow it to anticipate fast-changing regulatory and local market needs. It also invests heavily in R&D to meet those needs. BIA offers Equipment related to safety, engine and powertrain, vehicle dynamics, components, and enviromental chambers.

CREATIQUE TECHNOLOGIE
provides comprehensive lab and end-of-line test solutions and industrial connectors up to 300 000. Since 2015, Creatique has offered very powerful real-time test benches and connectics at extremely competitive prices, dedicated to manufacturers, suppliers and integrators of the automotive industry. This transversal solution is adapted to tests for ECU, doors, cockpits, seats, etc. With more than 450 systems in place all over the world and with a team of more 190 employees, Creatique is an indistrial group with complementary skills, tailored according to the customer’s criteria, standards and organisation.

EFE
has manufactured a complete range of pressure transcuders since 1973. During this time, it has designed its proprietary sensing technologies and created a unique range of high-performance and miniature pressure transcuders. Its products are designed to be used in the most demanding operating environments and to give highly accurate and reliable measurements. Available from 100mbar up to 3000bar, -55°C to 250°C, its sensors, which are fully metallic, with lare bandwidth capabilities, are used with the most aggressive fluids on vehicle and test benches.

ACTEMIUM
is a European builder solution, with subsidiaries worldwide (in the UK, Germany, Spain, Brazil, China and Morocco), which proposes a large range of test benches for laboratory or production. These include engines, powertrains, e-motors, starters, alternators, etc. Actemium also offers all components needed for load testing, simulation, durability tests, crash tests, and characterisation, in addition to final acceptance on the production line. It also provides engineering turnkey solutions for complete test centres.

Actemium

EFS
is specialised in injector testing. It provides Equipment and services in this domain. EFS provides benches for R&D, endurance or production, shot to shot flow measurement, spray visualisation, injector’s driver for coil or piezo stack. EFS has three benches in its company to provide testing service to qualify the injectors in flow and in visualisation and answer for diesel or gasoline injectors from light vehicles up to electrical power plant.

EMC
is a company founded in 1993, which specialises in testing engines, vehicles andd components. It has two technical centres with 30 facilities, including engine benches for durability and climatic purpose, climatic chassis dynos, and several rigs (GDI pumps, glow plugs, belt, swivels and so on). Since 2009 EMC has developed for its customers specific testing solutions in the domain of hardware-in-the-loop rigs, software, dynamic control, climatic process and fluid conditioning. EMC is ready to become an expert for your complex system developments.

EXXOTEST
develops hardware and software testing solutions for CAN, Dig On Can, LIN, VAN, ISO9141, J2534, J1939 and NMEA2000. It provides a large range of hardware solutions such as USB, PCI and Ethernet multi-channel communication interfaces, standalone dataloggers, intelligent gateways and integration/validation table and models. These Tools, associated with Exxotest’s comprehensive and ergonomic software solutions such as MUXTRACE Expert bus analyser, datalogger control advanded configuration tool, graphical analysis solution and utilities, offer complete and cost-effective solutions for bus and component testing, analysis, emulation and datalogging.

GREENMOT
studies energy optimisation in powertrain and global vehicle systems. Based on the work of highly skilled research and development specialists, it has developed and offers innovative approaches such as Advanced high-power climate test cells, robot driver or specific sensors design and integration. The company provides its innovations to support various OEMs or their suppliers in fuel economy, CO2 and emissions reduction challenges. Greenmot supports its customers through the design phase, sensor selection, implementation and calibration, test program definition and analysis. For each challenge, it proposes a dedicated solution and is able to adapt its Equipment to fulfil worldwide Customer requirements.

IMPEDANCE DATAVIB
is a subsidiary of the Impedance Group specialist for more than 20 years in acoustics, mechanics and vibrations. DataVIB is the designer of Vib360, the most powerful software on the market dedicated to torsional vibrations analysis and diagnostics of early mechanical failure of engines and rotating machines. Vib360 includes a set of modules for order analysis, static and dynamic torque in selected harmonics, couples and other specific modules, such as driving diagnosis or gearings. Vib360 adresses the technical departments of maintenance as well as R&D teams that wish to have a powerful, high-resolution, non-intrusive and preditive tool.

NERYS
provides turnkey testing solutions products based on the latest technologies. It is the franch laeder in accurate acyclism generation and management. It also provides bespoke software development, data acquisition systems and test rigs for its customers, among them Valeo, PSA, Hutchinson and SKF. Nerys has presented VEGA, its latest solution. VEGA is the only product fully compatible with test machines, that easily générâtes torsional vibration (respect SAE J2432). It has showed the VASCO suite, the test management software, fully customisable and configurable (based on LabVIEW and a database).



Mov’eo Days

Nexyad, Nomadic Solutions and Transpolis members of “Groupement ADAS” were present in a shared booth at Moveo Days in Estaca.
Moveo Imagine Mobility is the main pole of competivity for Automotive in France.
Moveo Days is the Annual Convention of the pole with focus on new uses for Mobility, strategy and future of the pole and thematic workshops & R&D projects sessions.

Imagine Mobility Awards 2016
Winner for Clean & Eco Mobility : ADACCESS
Winner for Smart & Connected Mobility : HYPE

MoveoDays1
A Young woman tries a Hublex gyropode

MoveoDays2
A Hype Taxi above and a Faar Industry Autonomous Car

Moveodays3
Groupement ADAS (SMEs cluster) booth



Four Nexyad Camera-based software modules

Click on software name for more information.

RoadNex v2.3

RoadNex
RoadNex detects all kind of roads (detection of the sides of the road and the drivable surface) on front of vehicle.


ObstaNex v2.1

ObstaNex
ObstaNex detects obstacles (everything in a area of interest with a relative speed) on front of vehicle.


ObstaNex BiCam v1.0

ObstaNex BiCam
Obstanex BiCam detects obstacles with two mono cameras (data fusion for stereo reconstruction), still works in degraded mode (one cam down).


VisiNex Onboard v2.0

VisiNex
VisiNex Onboard measures visibility conditions where your computer vision algorithms work: reliability estimation in real time.

This four module sotwares are available in :
– the Framework for real time asynchronous sensors RT-Maps of Intempora.
– Android Smartphone (soon in IOS)
– in specific device on demand

May
31

First day in Stuttgart Messe 10:00 AM

Installation on Testing Expo 2016 for Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium is done !
Philippe Lebon of Intempora shares our booth as usual…
We are waiting for Christophe Giannetti of GlobalSensing Technologies.
With Nexyad these two companies are members of Groupement ADAS, SMEs cluster sponsorized by MOV’EO Imagine Mobility.

Stuttgart 2016

May
30

Don’t Miss Gérard Yahiaoui Paper Presentation at
Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development 2016 Symposium

TESTING EXPO
Wenesday 1st of June – 09:30 AM
Don’t Miss Gérard Yahiaoui Paper Presentation at Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development 2016 Symposium in Stuttgart :

“BUILDING A RELEVANT VALIDATION DATABASE FOR CAMERA-BASED ADAS”

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development

Visit Nexyad on booth 1170 “Groupement ADAS” with french colleagues of Intempora and GlobalSensing Technologies.

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