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 developed a vision algorithm that would allow drivers to detect obstacles. This software will be directly integrated into smartphone and into the car.
NEXYAD Intelligence : trends of driverless cars in 2020
We already showed you when you will be able to buy a driverless car using predictions from research companies and futurists. Since that article was published in July, automakers have been announcing when they anticipate to release their driverless vehicles. This was mostly done to ride the viral wave after Google’s driverless car video was released. So, which company is going to be first to deliver an autonomous model to showrooms?
We’ve grouped companies into four categories:
1.Expected to launch a driverless car by 2020
2.Expected to launch a driverless car after 2020
3.Developing a driverless car, but no official launch date
4.No expected launch of a driverless car
NEXYAD made functional analysis of driverless car and focused on reliability and robustness. Then this high-tech SME (that already developed an autonomous vehicle in 2007 with other SMEs such as Induct, for the DARPA Challenge : team “Blue Froggie”) proposes software modules that may help (available for sale) :
RoadNex for Road Detection ObstaNex for Obstacles Detection VisiNex Onboard for Visibility Measurement SafetyNex for Road Safety
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NEXYAD joins the high tech business cluster INI (Integration of Digital Technologies into Industrial applications) : . Special machines for quality control and intelligent sorting and defects detection . Integration of cameras, sensors, actuators, digital pasting, computers, software, … into car prototypes
and complex products . Portable diagnosis systems . Communication car to car and car to back office (geo localization, statistics, …) . Library for real time ADAS development
SMEs of this business cluster gather their products, know how and skills, in order to bring new innovative wing to wing solution to customers.