Startup Of The Week

AI Automotive Startups to Watch

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WHAT IT DOES: Develops AI software that automakers can use to power fully autonomous cars. Its technology can process a car’s camera and sensor data in real time, allowing self-driving cars to recognize objects such as other vehicles and pedestrians and estimate their distances.

WHAT IT DOES: Adds artificial intelligence to cars of any age or brand via a device that is attached to the dashboard. Once plugged into a user’s smartphone the device’s AI software, which features advanced natural language capabilities and gesture recognition technology, serves as a kind of virtual assistant.

WHAT IT DOES: OSR, a Tier 1 supplier to car manufacturers, has developed an all-in-one AI ”brain” to control and manage autonomous driving and the Internet of Vehicles. Its AI system can port multiple electronic control units into a single system, while giving each domain its own AI functionality.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.