Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of software algorithms, system-on-chips and customer applications that are based on processing visual information for the market of driver assistance systems (DAS). Mobileye’s technology keeps passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience by enabling autonomous driving.
Mobileye’s proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ® chip (now in its 3rd generation) perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other licensed vehicles, pedestrians, animals, debris and other obstacles. Our products are also able to detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and similar items, as well as to identify and read traffic signs and traffic lights. This is done with high performance, low energy consumption, and low cost, with automotive-grade standards.
Mobileye’s unique capability in this area is having all the object detection algorithms conducted by a monocular camera configuration thereby reducing cost and simplifying tooling and packaging of the camera sensor device.
Mobileye’s EyeQ chip and algorithms have been integrated into new car models since 2007. The 1st million chip celebration took place in the middle of 2012. Another 1.3 million chips were added in 2013, and today the chip is estimated to be integrated in approximately 3.3 million vehicles (as of March 2014). By the end of 2014, the technology will be available in 160 car models from 18 car manufacturers (OEMs). Further, Mobileye’s technology has been selected for implementation in serial production of 237 car models from 20 OEMs by 2016.
Mobileye’s more than 15 years of research and development and data collected from millions of miles of driving experience present a significant technological lead, winning more than 80% of the serial production programs for which Mobileye was invited to provide a quotation.
Mobileye is already working on the next evolution DAS technology – the autonomous driving – and is planning to launch, in the 2016 time frame and with two partner OEMs, the first hands-free capable driving at highway speeds and in congested traffic situations. The technology is enabled by a number of forward-facing cameras and a number of low-cost radars for redundancy. The feature set is also part of pre-development programs with 6 OEMs – programs that are likely to turn into serial production programs for 2018 time frame. A number of our Tier-1 partners are also designing the special configuration of forward-facing cameras based on our reference design in the anticipation of new programs with such a feature set. The next two leaps, which Mobileye anticipates to occur in the 2018 time frame is the inclusion of country roads and city traffic – capabilities that require some minor additional sensing hardware and major algorithmic leaps (which Mobileye is working on).
Mobileye’s after-market subsidiary manufactures and delivers complete systems to the consumer market with worldwide distribution channels. Its products are already installed by large fleet companies around the world and are accepted by many insurance companies.
Mobileye has the world’s largest machine vision development center in Israel and offices in the United States, China, Germany and Japan.