Eyesight Technologies and Ambarella Expand Partnership for Aftermarket Fleet Industry
The fleet-targeted solution will use Ambarella’s CV25 chip to equip commercial vehicles already on the road with state of the art DMS
Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, and Ambarella, an AI vision system-on-chip (SoC) supplier announced the expansion of their existing partnership for OEMs and Tier 1s to include the fleet aftermarket industry. Eyesight Technologies will integrate Ambarella’s CV25 CVflow processor in the company’s upcoming aftermarket solution for fleets and Telematic Service Providers (TSPs).
With over 140 million registered commercial vehicles in the U.S. alone, and hundreds of millions more commercial vehicles worldwide, the ability to retrofit existing commercial vehicles with cutting-edge driver monitoring capabilities is vital toward making our roads safer today.
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Eyesight Technologies’ Driver Monitoring Solution (DMS) utilizes computer vision and AI to monitor the driver’s head pose, blink rate, gaze vector, eye openness, and other key factors, to determine the driver’s state. The aftermarket solution, which is targeted at fleets and TSPs, aims to help reduce accidents involving commercial vehicles where distraction and fatigue account as two of the largest causes of accidents.
Ambarella’s CV25 processor was selected due to its advanced artificial intelligence CVflow architecture, which complements Eyesight Technologies’ Driver Sense, driver monitoring software. The CV25 processor is ideal for processing Eyesight Technologies’ neural networks and advanced computer vision algorithms and is optimal for DMS needs while leaving room for additional future applications and features. The system will be delivered by Eyesight Technologies’ in a device targeting the commercial vehicle industry.
“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Eyesight Technologies for OEMs and Tier 1s to now include the fleet and TSP segment,” said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella. “It’s exciting to see how Eyesight Technologies has efficiently implemented their safety applications on our CVflow SoC, creating a comprehensive video telematics solution.”
“With an estimated 500,000 commercial vehicle related accidents annually in the US alone, there is a serious need to provide this sector with proper tools to combat this reality,” said David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight Technologies. “Our aftermarket hardware device will provide the global fleet and TSP market with a state-of-the-art DMS hardware solution that can be installed into commercial vehicles driving our roads today”.
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