NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #42, November 30th, 2023
NEXYAD new big Adventure in 2024
Big things are going to happen for Nexyad in 2024. Our software technologies will be deployed for the automotive, rail and fleet markets. The fundraising is now almost finalized and will accelerate the development of a second demonstration vehicle which will be dedicated to the North American continent: Dreamotor2. We will be recruiting staff throughout the year to lead Nexyad’s transformation into a leading ADAS and autonomous driving company.
So we prepare for the end of year festivities, take our breath and a little respite before the departure of a new big adventure.
We Save Lives
Gerard, CEO of Nexyad
Versaille, November 16th 2023. NEXYAD (We Save Lives) had the opportunity to show its Dreamotor1 democar alongside Nextcar and labcar dSPACE. Great day Thursday November 16th in Versailles at VEDECOM’s Mobilab during Techday ALADIN jointly organized by NextMove. ALADIN is a group of innovative French companies from the ADAS Group and produces the Argobox roof trunk. Argobox is modular and customizable, packed with sensors to collect data and help their customers develop ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Thank you all for the invitation to the conferences to discover very interesting companies such as Sector Group, Alkalee and see our partners YoGoKo, Intempora, SHERPA ENGINEERING, epicnpoc, CAR&D.
St Quentin en Yvelines, November 9th 2023. Thanks to dSPACE for their invitation to . The new product presentations were very interesting and also from customers showing use cases of work done with these powerful tools. NEXYAD (We Save Lives) hopes to strengthen its partnership with dSPACE in the near future. See below, an example (2022) of collaboration between Nexayd and dSPACE tools AURELION simulation on the asynchonous real time framework RTMaps, for guiding autonomous driving robots: drivable surface detection from a camera, with our AI perception module RoadNex. Special thanks to Benoit Vidalie, Omar Elzeiny, Dr.-Ing. Dominik Dörr, Fabian Bronner, Nicolas du Lac, Florian M. and Philippe LEBON
Guyancourt, October 13th 2023. YoGoKo staff members Didier Ledain and Christophe Couturier came from Britanny for this first Demo of Hazard Warning Use-Case in Nexyad Dreamotor1. Nexyad Dreamotor1 vehicle integrates Hybrid AI SafetyNex which performs on-board analysis of the Driving Behavior in relation with Road Context, in real time (20 times/s). SafetyNex allows to Anticipate singularities on road in order to assist drivers or pilot a predictive ACC. The exchange of data between the vehicle and other entities (other vehicles, road infrastructure, vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or 2-wheelers and the cloud) is performed using YoGoKo’s unified communication & data management software platform (Y-SMART).
The demonstration here shows reaction of SafetyNex to an incoming message originated from some Hazard Warning info platform, using V2X communications. The message informs that a motorcycle is laying on ground after an accident. When Dreamotor1 is informed of the hidden accident at some known distance ahead, it provides the information to the driver (asking to slow down), or it reduces automatically speed in ACC mode. This is a perfect exemple of the integration of Nexyad and YoGoKo technologies for cooperative use-cases. Play the demo video below.
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Paris la Défense, september 19th 2023. Nexyad was present to the HERE Technologies EMEA Tech Day 2023 at their QG in La Défense Paris. For part of the day, Here directors and staff outlined their vision and products for the years to come. There has been a lot of talk about Software Defined Vehicle or SDV, which refers to the ability to evolve vehicle functions throughout its life, thanks to a centralized architecture, allowing the installation of new applications and over-the-air updates. Thanks to HERE, we had the opportunity to present our hybrid AI SafetyNex to the audience (KIA, NISSAN, CONTINENTAL, HARMAN, HYUNDAI, RENAULT, STELLANTIS, and many others). SafetyNex is a knowledge based Artificial Intelligence which give a metric of driving prudence. This prudence or lack of prudence is computed on board 20 time per second regarding static and dynamic road context. Information of static context (road infrastructure) comes from readed an analysed through enriched eHorizon. Thanks to Patrick Jean, Gilles Martinelli and Olivier Beldi.
They have tested NEXYAD democar Dreamotor 1 from April to June 2023, around Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt or other locations in Paris suburb. Tests for CORE for Tech in June 26th and 27th, dSPACE October 6th, our partner YoGoKO October 13th, and for CIL4Sys October 24th.
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Rouen, September 14th 2023. Launch of the 4th class of the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Chair as part of our partnership with INSA Rouen Normandie. Yesterday was the presentation of speakers to the students. Thanks a lot to Professor Aziz Bensrhair and Thierry Bapin from Nextmove partner for this chair. Gerard Yahiaoui, Nexyad CEO, will teach AI and road safety to future automotive engineers.
Linas-Monthléry Autodrome, July 5th 2023, Day of tests for our Intelligent and Predictive ACC powered by SafetyNex AI and Nexyad perception software RoadNex and ObstaNex at UTAC Autodrome. In the frame of PRISSMA project, Vehicle Dreamotor1 by Nexyad was tested in various use-cases on road and city tracks. UTAC is a market-leading international group in digital & sustainable mobility, customisable testing solutions, customisable testing systems, vehicle engineering, type approval, regulatory expertise, certification, training, corporate events and classic & sportscars festivals. Thanks to UTAC team: Alain Piperno, Céline Serbouh and Mikael Dessaint.
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Palaiseau, June 22th 2023. Our CEO, Gerard Yahiaoui, was invited by Jacques EHRLICH, Emeritus Director of Research at French University Gustave EIFFEL, Professor at the French Engineering school Telecom Paris that is member of Polytechnic Institute of Paris. Gerard presented “Autonomous Vehicle and Cyber Security” to an audience of Renault staff members. Always a pleasure to share. Thanks Jacques.