Algolux Joins PAVE to Help Raise Public Awareness of the Computer Vision Challenges Impacting Automated Driving
Montreal, Canada – December 8, 2020 – Algolux today announced that it has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) to help raise public awareness about the real-world challenges that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicle (AV) perception systems face in difficult driving conditions, and the advanced technologies applied to address them.
A recent report by PAVE member AAA has shown that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems have the potential to prevent a combined total of approximately 40% of all passenger-vehicle crashes. As those features have become widely available, we have witnessed a clear reduction in police-reported crashes and insurance claims for ADAS-equipped vehicles.
However, there are still significant limitations with these ADAS and AV systems as they are not currently robust enough to support many driving environments, weather conditions, and challenging scenarios. Driving in low light, snow, rain, and even tunnels are just some of the situations where perception systems commonly fail.
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Algolux is proud to join Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) to help raise public awareness of the computer vision challenges impacting automated driving, and the innovative technologies being developed and deployed to address them. PAVE is a diverse coalition whose mission is to bring about factual information on automated vehicle technology in order to fully realize its potential benefits. It is comprised of automakers, technology companies, mobility advocates, and other safety groups, and was co-founded by the National Safety Council and Audi.
“Algolux is thrilled to join PAVE to help educate the public about the real-world challenges that automated vehicles still face in low light and adverse weather,” said Dave Tokic, VP Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Algolux. “Our unique set of technology and expertise has been applied to significantly improve the robustness and accuracy of these systems in all conditions. We’re excited to work with our fellow PAVE members to share this knowledge and deepen public awareness.”
PAVE’s membership list includes Argo AI, Audi, Aurora, Cruise, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Lyft, May Mobility, Mobileye, Pony AI, Toyota, Voyage, Volkswagen, Waymo, Zoox, and many more.
“PAVE unites diverse organizations in the common mission to promote a conversation with the public about the future of transportation, and we are thrilled to add Algolux’s voice to that conversation,” said PAVE Executive Director Tara Andringa. “Algolux’s deep experience with safety-critical perception technology will be a vital resource in our effort to raise the level of public knowledge about the systems that enable automated vehicles.”
Algolux will be exhibiting at CES 2021. If you want to learn more about the industry’s most robust computer vision and image optimization technologies, visit our virtual booth and book a meeting with us.
Algolux is an award-winning AI software company delivering the industry’s most robust and scalable perception for all conditions, addressing both existing cameras and new designs through cloud-based tools and embedded software. The company was founded on groundbreaking research at the intersection of deep learning, computer vision, and computational imaging. Our computer vision and image optimization solutions address the mission-critical issue of safety for automotive ADAS, autonomous vehicles, fleets, autonomous mobile robots, and video security.
Algolux is headquartered in Montreal, with offices in Palo Alto and Munich, and has nearly 50 employees (85% in R&D). The company has numerous engagements spanning automotive, AVs, fleet management, and video security with leading customers worldwide. Since its inception five years ago, Algolux has raised over $18M, with General Motors Ventures, Drive Capital, and Intact Ventures among its larger investors.
Partners for Automated Vehicle Education is a coalition of industry, nonprofit and academic institutions with one goal: To inform and educate the public and policymakers on the facts regarding automated vehicles so that they can fully participate in shaping the future of our roads and highways. PAVE’s members, led by co-chairs Audi of America and the National Safety Council, believe that the public needs factual information about AV technology in order to fully realize the potential benefits the technology can offer to increased safety, mobility and sustainability. Launched in January 2019, PAVE’s activities include hands-on public demonstration events, policymaker workshops, developing educational materials for dealer and customer-service personnel and active online and social media channels. For more on PAVE: Visit pavecampaign.org, Facebook: @PAVEcampaign; Twitter: @PAVEcampaign, and Instagram: @PAVEcampaign.