Abigail Klein Leichman
June 24, 2018

Two Israeli automated vehicle technologies could be built into millions of cars in the near future as the result of major deals announced with American and Chinese companies.

SafeRide automotive cybersecurity company formed a strategic partnership with Irdeto of Michigan to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-1 suppliers with a holistic cybersecurity solution for connected and autonomous vehicles.

SafeRide’s vSentry solution for uncovering the onset of unknown threats and anomalies using artificial intelligence will be combined with Irdeto’s Cloakware for Connected Transport solution providing a multi-layered approach to protect platforms against reverse engineering, tampering and automated attacks.

“We feel excited about the aggregated value that this solution brings to the automotive industry as automakers look to deploy connected vehicle applications … with reliable cybersecurity support that leaves no room for mistakes,” said Yossi Vardi, SafeRide cofounder and CEO.
The company has offices in Tel Aviv, San Jose (California) and Munich.

The second partnership involves Kfar Saba-based Innoviz Technologies and Beijing’s HiRain Technologies, a tier-1 supplier for automotive OEMs in China.

The deal makes Innoviz’s mass-market LiDAR and computer vision solution available through HiRain’s autonomous driving system. Innoviz LiDAR enables autonomous vehicles to sense their surroundings even at long distances, in varying weather and light conditions, and in multi-LiDAR environments.

“China is helping lead the way towards the autonomous vehicle future, and HiRain is one of the most influential companies in the Chinese automotive industry. Last year, around 26 million vehicles were manufactured in China, making it by far the largest automotive manufacturing country in the world,” said Omer Keilaf, CEO of Innoviz.

“LiDAR is one of the most critical technologies for automated driving systems, and we partnered with Innoviz because not only is its technology more advanced than other LiDAR solutions, but the company has proven it can deliver on its promises,” said Yingcun Ji, CEO of HiRain.

Earlier this year, BMW announced it will use Innoviz’s next-gen LiDAR and computer vision software in series production vehicles starting in 2021.

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