More Best Innovation Winners Transparent Hood and Autonomous Tech

There were more CES Innovation winners announced after we published our first list of automotive related winners—Continental’s Transparent Hood and Robosense’s autonomous vehicle tech.

Technology company Continental today announced it has earned a CES 2020 Innovation Award in the Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation product category for its state-of-the-art Transparent Hood technology. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 categories.

“Continental is honored to be recognized for our cutting-edge technology with a CES 2020 Innovation Honoree Award,” said Amit Kapoor, Head of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Continental, North America. “Having our team members and engineering solutions recognized by this prestigious technology award further inspires us to continue advancing mobility and safety with the latest technology solutions.”

Continental’s Transparent Hood technology is first to market globally. It displays the area beneath the vehicle to the driver, giving the ability to see obstacles and terrain that would otherwise be obstructed from the driver’s view. The technology is based on Continental’s Surround View system, consisting of four cameras and a control unit that delivers images to the vehicle’s display. With Continental’s unique approach of using only existing Surround View cameras and an intelligent image processing algorithm, the driver can easily see the ground view immediately in front of them, allowing for additional safety and convenience while driving. This first of its kind technology has the potential to make a major impact on drivers everywhere, especially with reducing vehicle damages while parking.

This is Continental’s fifth CES Innovation Award. In 2019, Continental received an Innovation Award in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category for its Intelligent Door System. In 2018, Continental’s 3D Touch Surface Display was selected as a CES Best of Innovation Award in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category. The company also received Innovation Awards for its Ac2ated Sound technology, Continental Air Supply System (CAirS) and Trailer Merge Assist technology.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace. Products chosen reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.

RoboSense  autonomous driving LiDAR perception solution provider, announced hat it has won the CES 2020 Innovation Award the second year in a row for autonomous vehicle technology. RoboSense won this year’s CES 2020 Innovation Award for the first MEMS-based Smart LiDAR Sensor, the RoboSense RS-LiDAR-M1, winning in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category.

The RoboSense award-winning RS-LiDAR-M1 is the world’s first and only MEMS-based smart LiDAR sensor for self-driving passenger vehicles with its own embedded AI algorithm technologies and SoC (System on a Chip). The RS-LiDAR-M1 goes beyond traditional LiDAR, providing full data collection and comprehension. As a ground-breaking product, the RS-LiDAR-M1 not only collects and interprets high definition 3D point cloud data, but also processes road data in real-time, with a built-in AI algorithm and SoC, while at the same time synchronizing high-precision positioning output; road traffic signage; lane markings, driving areas, road curbs, and obstacle detection; tracking; and classification. Also, it is the world’s smallest MEMS-based solid-state LiDAR, providing a low cost, high stability, and superior manufacturability to meet automotive-grade and serial production requirements.

DeepRoute Maps Out a Win

DeepRoute, an international autonomous vehicle startup, today announced that it has been named a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree for its L4 Full Stack Self-Driving System. Sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the CES Innovation Award recognizes exceptional design and engineering in consumer technology products.

The DeepRoute L4 Full Stack Self-Driving System is designed to leverage level-four autonomous driver technologies to safely and accurately handle operations that previously could only be performed by human operators. The system relies on an early sensor fusion technology to interpret the vehicle’s surroundings. The L4 Full Stack Self-Driving System also applies a planning algorithm to help the vehicle anticipate turns, execute lane changes and carry out intelligent driving decisions. As part of the company’s commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing practices, the DeepRoute L4 Full Stack Self-Driving system is designed primarily from lead-free and recyclable materials.

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