During the Web Summit, Renault and Chronocam SA, which develops sensors and vision systems inspired by the human eye, announced the signing of an agreement that will allow the development of driving aid technology and autonomous driving.
Renault had previously announced an investment in Chronocam through a fundraiser that raised $ 15 million. The Parisian start-up managed to convince a group of international investment funds such as Intel Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, iBionext, 360 Capital and CEA Investissement.
Chronocam's approach to computer vision draws on the company's experience in detecting neuromorphic vision that mimics the human eye and, therefore, the treatment is similar to that carried out by the brain itself. Thanks to the effectiveness of these innovative sensors, this technology can complement conventional vision methods and help to overcome future challenges in the automotive sector.
The technology developed by Chronocam translates into direct benefits for driving assistance and for autonomous driving in terms of:
- Faster detection of people and obstacles.
- An improvement in the performance of cameras to better detect and adapt to environmental conditions.
- A reduction in the total cost of installation, which means that driving aids are more accessible to a greater number of vehicles and markets, to improve the safety of all.
The two companies will work together to develop the technology proposed by Chronocam in various areas such as: avoiding collisions, providing assistance to the driver, protecting pedestrians, detecting blind spots, as well as other essential functions to improve the safety and efficiency of the vehicle. human and autonomous driving.[sam_pro id = "0_2" codes = "true"]