Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today the sale of a prototype of its QuadSight® four-camera vision system to a leading, multi-billion dollar European Tier One supplier of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles. The sale followed successful live technological demonstrations in Germany.
This first prototype sale to the autonomous truck market validates the need for Foresight’s technology within this market segment. The addition of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous features and capabilities to autonomous trucks enables them to successfully operate without interruption during harsh weather and poor lighting conditions such as fog, heavy rain or snow. The QuadSight four-camera vision system provides highly accurate vision sensors that address the need for these vehicles to detect any obstacle and enable safe driving at all times in challenging weather.
According to a 2018 study by Allied Market Research, the global self-driving truck market size is expected to be valued at $1 billion USD in 2020 and is expected to reach a market size of $1.67 billion USD by 2025, registering a CAGR of 10.4% from 2020 to 2025. Leading vehicle manufacturers are collaborating with technology companies to integrate services such as advanced sensors, artificial intelligence, sophisticated algorithms and analytics into the production of autonomous trucks. In addition, the growing demand for vehicle safety and emerging government regulations are stimulating growth in the ADAS and autonomous market, requiring safety functions such as automotive emergency braking and forward collision avoidance/warning systems.
“In 2019, Foresight identified the commercial vehicle industry as a new market suitable for the Company’s unique technology. Autonomous trucks require obstacle detection capabilities in harsh weather to enable uninterrupted service throughout the day, regardless of the environmental conditions,” said Haim Siboni, CEO of Foresight. “We believe that this prototype sale may lead to future co-development projects and, ultimately, to integration of the QuadSight technology into the self-driving trucks being developed by the Tier One supplier with leading vehicle manufacturers. Entering this new market will allow us to expand and improve our current product capabilities and open new opportunities.”
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of sensors systems for the automotive industry. Through the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., Foresight develops both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and “beyond-line-of-sight” cellular-based applications. Foresight’s vision sensor is a four-camera system based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing, and sensor fusion. Eye-Net Mobile’s cellular-based application is a V2X (vehicle-to-everything) accident prevention solution based on real-time spatial analysis of clients’ movement.
The company’s systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts. Foresight is targeting the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle markets and predicts that its systems will revolutionize automotive safety by providing an automotive-grade, cost-effective platform and advanced technology.
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