April newsletter


Coming up: Embedded Vision Summit

Embedded Vision Summit LogoNext week the 6th edition of the Embedded Vision Summit will be held in Santa Clara, CA. We’ve seen a significant increase in the adoption of computer vision technology in consumer electronics, automotive and other electronics since 2012 when the first summit was held. The same holds true for the conference. This year we’re expecting over 1000 application developers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to attend – all focused on embedded vision. You should be there too. We’re looking forward to seeing you there, and if you haven’t registered yet, we can offer a 15% discount when using the code Videantis16.

Come see us at the event

Talk: Computer Vision in Cars

ADAS camerasJust as cars replaced horse carriages in the 1920s, electronics will replace the human operator in our cars in the 2020s. The benefits are tremendous: self-driving cars save lives, save time and save cost. For car manufacturers, change will be gradual. With each new model year, they’re adopting increasingly sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that aid the driver, instead of taking full control. In his talk at the summit next week, our VP Marketing Marco Jacobs will provide an overview of the state of ADAS today and give a glimpse into the future.

Let’s set up a meeting and discuss how you’re addressing this opportunity.

ACC, FCW, LDW, TSR? An updated overview of acronyms

ADAS acronyms wordcloudThere are many acronyms in use in the automotive ADAS world. In order to make things easier for you, we’ve been keeping a list with explanations on our website since the fall last year. Here’s to let you know that we’ve just updated our list and added more explanations. Just like before, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have more information that you’d like to see added to this overview.

See the ADAS terms overview

Industry news

No, Self-Driving Cars Won’t Kill the Insurance Industry
If autonomous cars are so safe that accidents become rare, can the auto insurance industry survive? Some car companies think they can eliminate road fatalities through autonomous driving and other safety features. “Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo car,” said the company’s president. If that future becomes a reality, then why would we need liability insurance for our vehicles? Read article

Obama and Merkel try on AR/VR headset in Hannover
Congrats to our hand-tracking technology partner gestigon. President Barack Obama tried his first augmented/virtual headset on Sunday while touring a technology trade show in Hannover, Germany, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The PMD device’s Google Cardboard-like exterior equips with a Samsung Galaxy S7 and an external 3D camera to provide both digital immersion and reality alteration. Read article

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free
OpenAI aims to create neural nets that can learn without carefully labeled data. “If you have really good unsupervised learning, machines would be able to learn from all this knowledge on the Internet—just like humans learn by looking around—or reading books,” Brockman says. Read article

Upcoming Events

Embedded Vision Summit May 2-4, Santa Clara Come see our demos and talk at the key embedded vision event of the year.

Schedule a meeting with us by sending an email to sales@videantis.com. We’re always interested in discussing your video and vision SOC design ideas and challenges. We look forward to talking with you!

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