Axilion to Help Contra Costa Transportation
Axilion (TASE: AILN) announced a collaboration with Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to create an innovative partnership to optimize traffic flow along the City of Pittsburg’s Railroad Avenue corridor. This corridor, which experiences heavy traffic during the morning and afternoon commute hours, serves as a vital artery for the City of Pittsburg and the heavily congested Ygnacio Valley Road through Concord and Walnut Creek.
“We’re excited to bring our cutting-edge traffic optimization technology to CCTA,” Axilion CEO Coby Sella said. “Our objective is to alleviate the traffic congestion for commuters on Railroad Avenue by the end of this year. Utilizing AI and cloud-based traffic data, we can provide a swift and cost-efficient solution without the need to upgrade the corridor detection hardware.”
The pilot project aims to leverage Axilion’s state-of-the-art digital twin technology. This technology allows traffic engineers to evaluate, strategize, and simulate traffic management solutions within a risk-free digital environment before deploying them in actual traffic scenarios.
“Pittsburg is excited to advance this technology and to see a reduction in traffic congestion in our community. Our residents rely on this corridor, and we are eager to use creative and innovative solutions to get them to their destinations more quickly,” Pittsburg Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston said.
As an added benefit, Axilion’s platform is a pure software-based solution, which will be deployed without any hardware upgrades on the current intersection infrastructure.
“The Railroad Avenue corridor is an important artery in our transportation grid,” CCTA Executive Director Timothy Haile said. “Partnering with Axilion, fulfills our goal to improve traffic conditions without costly and time-consuming infrastructure upgrades. We aim to delve deeper into evaluating how technologies such as pure software AI-based optimization can be deployed, at ease, across the county.”
UVeye Partners with Tom Wood Automotive
UVeye, a pioneer in the development of automated vehicle inspection systems, has announced a partnership with Tom Wood Automotive Group, a prominent network of dealerships in Indiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota. The collaboration brings UVeye’s cutting-edge technology to the Tom Wood Collision Center in Carmel, Indiana, marking the first auto body shop to integrate UVeye’s technology, joining the ranks of hundreds of dealerships, auction, and fleet centers that have already adopted UVeye.
When a damaged vehicle enters a collision center, it typically undergoes a 45-minute manual inspection, often missing issues in hard-to-see places such as the undercarriage. Many auto body shops face significant backlogs, resulting in month-long waits to navigate insurance negotiations and complete vehicle repairs.
UVeye revolutionizes this process by scanning the vehicle within seconds as it drives through a tunnel equipped with cameras and sensors. This automated system, powered by computer vision and machine learning, provides car owners with a more accurate and objective damage report. Crucially, underlying damage can be identified without the need to lift the vehicle.
William Demaree, Director of Fixed Operations at Tom Wood, emphasizes the importance of transparency: “A car owner arriving with an accident-damaged vehicle is not having their best day, and we want to quickly show them on a screen exactly where the damage is and what it will take to fix it. We already use UVeye in ten of our dealerships, and extending it to our collision center was a natural progression.”
UVeye’s AI technology not only highlights areas of damage but also adds an extra layer of safety for customers. What might appear as a small crack in the bumper could conceal hazardous issues with the undercarriage. UVeye ensures customers have real-time, transparent information on costs, setting a new standard for the automotive industry in terms of buying, selling, repairing, and monitoring vehicles.
“Automated inspection is transforming every aspect of the automotive industry, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with our esteemed partners at Tom Wood to once again break new ground, said Amir Hever, Co-founder and CEO of UVeye. “An accident is stressful enough, so it’s crucial for the driver to see on a screen an objective report on the damage and expected costs. This type of AI inspection is becoming the norm for how cars are bought, sold, repaired, and monitored, and I’m proud of the way it’s helping shape our industry for the better.”
ISID & AVL
To address current manufacturing industry challenges, ISID and AVL are entirely rethinking current processes in product development. In doing so, the companies focus on the demands of both, market and customers for the end product. The emphasis is on the integration and interaction of software, respectively software updates and hardware. To design and implement efficient and high-quality processes as quickly as possible during product development, AVL contributes its expertise in automotive engineering, simulation, and testing from concept phase to finished product. IT solution provider ISID excels with its extensive experience in consulting and system integration based on Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE). When paired with AVL’s competence in applying MBSE, this allows vehicle manufacturers to centrally manage system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities throughout the entire development process using digital system models. In this way, all participants maintain an overview of complex systems, interrelationships, and requirements.
The two companies are developing solutions to speed up product maturity while taking into account legal regulations for system safety. For instance, the management of engineering data, with reliable traceability throughout the entire development process, will be linked to project and risk management. Design decisions and verification processes will also be accelerated. In the field of mobility, ISID and AVL focus on the optimization of system development and integration based on the combination of ISID’s iQUAVIS and AVL software technologies for an end-to-end verification and validation process. Both e-mobility and autonomous driving are expected to benefit from this.