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). The Mobileye systems perform a detailed interpretation of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other licensed vehicles, pedestrians, animals and possible other obstacles including debris; detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and such; detect and read traffic signs and traffic lights – all in the service of providing active measures to avoid accidents.
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 (now in its 3rd generation) has been integrated into new car models since 2007 and today is supplied to 20 OEMs including Chrysler, Ford, GM and Tesla in the US; Audi, BMW, FIAT, Jaguar, MAN, Opel, PSA, Renault, Scania, Volvo, and VW in Europe; and Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, HKMC and Yulon in Asia. With most of those OEMs Moibleye has the lion share of the camera DAS business. Mobileye also has the lion share of new design wins going forward.
Mobileye celebrated the shipment of its 1 million EyeQ devices until the mid of 2012 and 1.3M devices in 2013. Additional sharp increase is expected during 2014.
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 5 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 a worldwide distribution channels. Its products are already installed by large fleet companies around the world and are accepted by many insurance companies.
Mobileye is headquartered in The Netherlands, and has the world’s largest machine vision development center in Israel, as well as offices in the United States, Cyprus, China, Germany and Japan.