NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #39, January 16th, 2023
NEXYAD at CES 2023
The 2023 edition of CES in Las Vegas seemed to be the year of resurrection. Not quite the same CES as before COVID-19 period, but much bigger than in 2022, even if the Chinese were still absent.
We noticed the geant booth of Stellantis, a surprising Vinfast that presented 4 models, superb Mobileye with house of screens and Central Plaza alive with Waymo, Forvia, Valeo, Volkswagen, Aptiv aside and of course HERE Technologies that shows Nexyad video in a loop.
There are more and more lidar companies at each corner of West Hall.
Nexyad special interest also drove us to Amazon Automotive, Magna the famous tier one, Map provider Tomtom, AVL, Nira Dynamics that brings Vehicle Onboard Analytics and Road Perception, software maker Cariad for Volkswagen, and we met people from Lucid Motors, GM, Albizia Capital and Software République.
Partnership of AEVA with Plus to propose highly automated trucks using 4D lidars long range detection. Paccar owner of DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt, shown electric autonomous trucks L3 and L4 fast charger or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
There was quasi no Chinese this year in on the strip of Las Vegas as the Convention Center, however CES attracted lots of French people. They were everywhere. It was the right occasion to see our partners all together in the same place…
Nexyad presented its hybrid AI SafetyNex inside Nextcar the democar of the french Mobility Competitiveness Cluster Nextmove at CESA Congress 2022 in Versailles. CESA Congress is organised by SIA Société des ingénieurs de l’Automobile (Automotive Engineers Society) and presided by Jochen Langheim, STMicroelectronics.
Nextmove Booth at CESA 2022 in Versailles. On the left Marc Charlet, general manager of the cluster and Massimiliano Balestreri, Aladin Cluster President. On the right : Nextcar by Nextmove. Nextcar is on its way to be automated by Technomap in Dieppe, Normandy. Nexyad hybrid AI SafetyNex will pilot future Preventive & Connected ACC all roads.
Other technology contributors to Nextcar are Aladin Cluster, Kad!, Gulplug, and Good Angel. Partners are Ademe, Normandy Region and Seine Valley.
Thursday, november 17th 2022 at Continental in Rambouillet, France. Presentation to Continental Rambouillet teams of the “NextCar” collaborative demonstrators of innovations driven by the NextMove competitiveness cluster and the “Dreamotor1” demonstrator collaborative of the company Nexyad.
The NextCar demonstrator currently incorporates 5 innovations, technology bricks providing solutions on the main strategic axes of innovation of the sector: reduction of the footprint environment of vehicles, electrification, road safety, automation. This Techday was organized by Nextmove with its General Manager Marc Charlet and by Jean-Yves le Gall, Head of Research and Advanced Engineering at Continental.
Dreamotor 1 sponsors :
They have tested NEXYAD democar Dreamotor 1 from October 7th to December 9th 2022, around Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt or other locations in Paris suburb.
Autonomous Vehicle at Mondial de l’Auto in Paris
Friday, October 21th 2022 in Porte de Versailles, Paris. Specialists spoke on the Mobility TV set live from the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Auto) at a roundtable: autonomous vehicle or assisted driver. To answer questions of journalist animator Lionel ROSSO, the guests were:
- Pierre MAILLOT, Vice President Of Business Development at Heex Technologies
- Michel FORISSIER, Chief Engineering and Marketing Officer at Valeo
- Vincent ABADIE, Vice President, Senior Expert ADAS and Autonomous Driving, at Stellantis
- Gérard YAHIAOUI, CEO of Nexyad
From the left, Lionel Rosso, Pierre Maillot, Michel Forissier, Vincent Abadie, Gérard Yahiaoui
To see entire video (in french) click HERE.
Paris, October 19th 2022, NEXYAD had some very interesting professional meeting the 20th at MONDIAL DE L’AUTO. Some vehicles showed in Halls 4 and 6:
|Jeep Avenger||XEV Yoyo||Seres 5||ORA funky Cat GT|
Paris, October 18th 2022. NEXYAD’s Hybrid Physics-Informed eXplanable Artificial Intelligence is under integration into the vehicle prototype NEXTCAR of the French Research cluster NextMove. This vehicle gathers innovations from 5 high technology SMEs and startups and was shown at event EQUIPAUTO in Paris on the booth of NextMove.
Very interesting discussion of NEXYAD CEO with French Minister Roland Lescure about Artificial Intelligence for prudence measurement and road safety.
Good contacts made by NEXYAD on booths with companies that work for fleets and data collecting.
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The 11th October 2022. NEXYAD CEO spoke at a round table for Maths students from all French Universities, and he explained NEXYAD activity on advanced Artificial Intelligence for road safety, and the special place of maths in the company. In particular, he talked about AI Knowledge Representation, Fuzzy logic, Possibility Theory, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Neural Gas. He also insisted on Physics-Informed AI and on the complexity of transforming a real world problem in maths with simplicity. This round table was moderated by Juliette Venel, Professor-Researcher in Mathematics, CERAMATHS, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, and there were 3 other speakers with NEXYAD CEO:
- Paola Goatin, Research Scientist at INRIA (*)
- Sylvain Faure, CNRS (**) Engineer, and co-founder of the startup SIGNACTIF,
- Jean-Pierre Tyberghein, Director of Organisation & Enterprise
(*) French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (**) French National Basic Science Research Center
September 29th 2022. In the context of a technological partnership, DSPACE applied with success an advanced AI module of NEXYAD on the asynchonous real time framework RTMaps, for guiding autonomous driving robots: drivable surface detection from a camera, with our AI perception module RoadNex.
Note : free space detection here is performed only based on the camera video stream. The lidar sensor that is displayed is not used for this free-space detection and can be used for other functions (e.g. SLAM-based positioning, objects detection, free-space redundancy… what so ever).