Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today that its affiliate, Rail Vision Ltd., has received an order from Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, an affiliate of Knorr-Bremse AG (Frankfurt: KBX), for two samples of their light rail vehicle (LRV) system. In addition, Knorr-Bremse has ordered customization of Rail Vision’s LRV system features according to Knorr-Bremse’s requirements. Revenue from this order is expected to total approximately 400,000 Euro. Knorr-Bremse, a $17-billion European-based group, recently invested $10 million in Rail Vision, as reported by the Company on October 13, 2020. Foresight owns 19.36% of Rail Vision’s outstanding share capital.
The global market for light rail estimated at $8.6 billion in 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of $10.8 billion by 2027, according to a recent market report by Global Industry Research. Rail Vision’s system for the LRV segment detects and classifies obstacles at a range of up to 200 meters in all weather and lighting conditions and generates real-time alerts in case of obstacle detection within the predefined area of interest. Rail Vision’s system is based on electro-optic sensor technology combined with artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities.
“Knorr-Bremse continues to show its vote of confidence in Rail Vision’s unique technology, as this project follows Knorr-Bremse’s previous investments in the Company. Rail Vision has developed a solution to address the challenges of the growing LRV market, and we believe that this commercial cooperation suggests that there may be potential for long-term growth for Rail Vision’s business,” said Haim Siboni, CEO of Foresight.
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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