Seeing Machines confirms the introduction of its first generation FOVIO embedded hardware chip.
The FOVIO Chip is a world first in DMS (Driver Monitory Systems) performance and price optimised hardware platforms that will deliver physiological and psychometric monitoring to passenger cars, commercial transport and ultimately for the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
With the Company's current contracted OEM vehicle deliveries scheduled to launch in 2017 through to 2019, this landmark development allows the Company to begin the next stages of automotive accreditation of the FOVIO Chip in preparation for inclusion in vehicles produced as early as 2018.
Seeing Machines' decision to embed the Company's head and eye behaviour monitoring and interpretation software into an automotive grade chip will reduce substantially the overall cost and time to market of DMS deployment by automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers to a level that facilitates mass-market uptake as the technology is clearly becoming a critical component of the next-generation of automotive autonomy, technology and safety systems that address escalating global risks such as distracted driving.
The flexible processing chip will also become the core of Seeing Machines' next generation Guardian fleet product range and be made available through Seeing Machines to industry partners and third parties for application in commercial and public transport sectors.