Mobileye is Miles Ahead in AV Testing

Mobileye is one of the top leaders in the Automobile Vision: Image Recognition sector. With 207 patent assets in the space, it absolutely dominates and proves the rapid innovation in the autonomous vehicle market. As of July 2021, the…

Kodiak Gains Another Investor – Is BMW Expanding Its Portfolio?

In late June of 2021 BMW i Ventures announced its investment in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics. This comes one week after Bridgestone Tire announced a minority stake in Kodiak. The terms of both deals were not…

One Patent & $3.3 Billion Valuation – Plus Finds the Right Funding

In January 2021, autonomous trucking startup Plus, previously Plusai Corp., went public by merging with Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V. via a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company). Plus has already made great strides by…

Mobileye, Transdev and Lohr Group to Shuttle

Mobileye is integrating its self-driving system into Lohr’s i-Cristal electric shuttle, to be guided around cities using Transdev’s Autonomous Transport System (ATS). Patent Forecast data shows how Mobileye is concentrating its investments…

FLIR Systems, Inc. and Foresight Sign Agreement to Develop, Market and Distribute QuadSight® Vision System

FLIR Systems and Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. have established a strategic cooperation plan for the development, marketing and distribution of Foresight's QuadSight® vision system combined with FLIR Systems' infrared cameras.…

Toyota and Momenta Partner for Autonomous Vehicle HD Maps

Toyota and Momenta, a Chinese AI startup, are partnering to commercialize HD Maps for self-driving cars. The HD maps are a lower-cost alternative to the LIDAR systems that Waymo and others are using.  Toyota has 69 issued patents in…

Ambarella unveils new AI automotive camera chips

Chip designer Ambarella has two new chips for automobile vision applications based on its CVflow architecture for artificial intelligence processing. The company started out as a maker of low-power-consumption video chips and has morphed…

SpaceX is back in the patent and moon race

SpaceX filed seven patent applications of February 2019; requesting early publication. Six of these are for antenna systems and one for a network application.  SpaceX only filed three patents between 2005 and 2018, so this is a big change…

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