Konnect - Volkswagen Group Innovation Hub TLV and VW Commercial Vehicles choose ADASKY as the winner of its MaaS Startup Challenge
YOKNE'AM, Israel, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ADASKY, maker of the automotive grade, advanced thermal camera technology, was selected as the winner of Konnect – Volkswagen Group Innovation Hub Tel-Aviv and VW Commercial Vehicles "Startup Challenge," competing against other leading Israeli startups.
In the "StartUp Challenge" Konnect and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles screened more than 30 Israeli startups. In the final round 10 of them pitched in front of the experts team of Konnect and VW Commercial Vehicles in Germany. ADASKY won a paid proof-of-concept with VW Commercial Vehicles. ADASKYs technology will be evaluated for VW Commercial Vehicles for level 4 autonomous vehicles.
"The goal of the challenge was to match the top Israeli technologies to our Mobility-as-a-Service products portfolio" said Dr. Astrid Wollenberg, Managing Director at Konnect - Volkswagen Group Innovation Hub Tel Aviv. "ADASKY's sensor is market-ready and will allow us to deliver to our customers safe and top-quality mobility services, in all weather conditions".
"We are very grateful our technology was recognized by another major global OEM. Competing against Radar, LIDAR, and other impressive technologies, it's an important validation for ADASKY's lifesaving thermal technology," said Yakov Shaharabani, ADASKY CEO.
ADASKY technology detects pedestrians, vulnerable road users at night and in harsh weather, where most other ensors fail. ADASKY's automotive-grade thermal sensor has been upgraded with "Time-To-Collision" (TTC) software, enabling Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) capabilities through its thermal vision technology.
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