Don’t Tell Lidar Foe Elon Musk But This Maker Of The Robo-Car Vision Tech Just Raised $170 M

Innoviz Technologies, a maker of laser lidar sensors for self-driving and highly automated cars, just closed a $170 million funding round, its biggest to date, weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk savaged the technology that every major developer of autonomous vehicles uses as a “fool’s errand.” Proceeds of the Series C round, which was enlarged[…]

Valens’ Technology Selected for MIPI’s High-Speed A-PHY Standard

MIPI Alliance’s Ultra-High-Speed Automotive Standard to Be Based on Valens’ Technology Valens’ technology brings the resilience required for high-speed in-vehicle video transmission, from 2Gbps to 48Gbps & above HOD HASHARON, Israel, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Valens, the leader in ultra-high-speed in-vehicle connectivity, today announced that the MIPI® Alliance has selected its technology as the[…]

Israel’s Automotive Tech Industry Is Poised for the Future

How did a country with no native automakers and scant car culture build an automotive tech scene that rivals Silicon Valley’s? Israel has no native automotive industry. Aside from Autocars—a mid-20th-century experiment in fiberglass-bodied rattletraps that produced the Holy Land’s answer to the Trabant—passenger cars have never been built there in any significant numbers. And[…]

MediaTek and Autotalks are cooperating on integrating V2X and telematics

Autotalks and MediaTek cooperate to help car makers and tier-1s integrate C-V2X and telematics securely and efficiently MediaTek (TWSE: 2454), a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year, and Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, are cooperating on integrating V2X and telematics. As part of[…]

Samsung acquires Corephotonics

https://www.timesofisrael.com/samsung-said-to-acquire-israels-phone-camera-startup-corephotonics/ South Korea multinational Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has acquired Israeli startup Corephotonics, which brings high quality camera images to smartphones, for $155 million, Calcalist financial website reported on Monday. Corephotonics has developed a dual-lens phone camera that can produce crystal-clear images even when the zoom function is used. Because the parallel 13-megapixel lenses also have their[…]