NESS ZIONA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., a leading developer of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (TASE and NASDAQ: FRSX), announced today that Rail Vision, which is 32% owned by Foresight, has achieved a major milestone in its development of products for advanced safety, asset and fleet management in the rail industry.
Rail Vision demonstrated its system’s real-time capabilities with its unique algorithm implementation. The prototype demonstration validated the system's ability to detect and classify railway obstacles and alert the driver and control center in real time.
In the context of Rail Vision’s solution, real-time is defined as the ability to acquire video imagery from multiple sensors, and process those video streams with sufficient throughput and minimal delay to provide timely video display and alerts to a locomotive driver. This technology incorporates breakthrough image analysis and deep learning algorithms, all implemented in software and hardware with advanced day and night imaging sensors. This is a key and strategic step towards a fully operative obstacle detection solution for railway safety applications.
About Rail Vision
Rail Vision was founded in January 2015, and it focuses on the development of a unique, first-of-its-kind cognitive vision system based on image processing technologies. Rail Vision's system is designed to alert engine drivers to obstacles on the railway tracks in a timely fashion, in any weather and any lighting conditions, by using designated cameras for object identification. Since the average stopping distance of a train traveling at a high speed is around 800 – 1,200 meters, long-distance obstacle identification is a key to railway safety. Rail Vision’s high-resolution cameras use advanced image processing algorithms to enable the system to locate obstructions from a distance of over 1,500 meters, thus being able to reduce collisions and fatalities, severe damage to locomotives and the environment.
Foresight currently holds 32% of Rail Vision’s issued and outstanding share capital, with warrants to acquire a significant number of additional shares to reach holdings of up to 48%, on a fully diluted basis.
Foresight (TASE and NASDAQ: FRSX), founded in 2015 is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and artificial intelligence. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, develops advanced systems for accident prevention, which are designed to provide real-time information about the vehicle's surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to alert drivers to threats that might cause accidents, resulting from traffic violations, driver fatigue or lack of concentration, etc., and to enable highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts. The company estimates that its systems will revolutionize ADAS by providing an automotive grade, cost-effective platform, and advanced technology.
Forward Looking Statements
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