NESS ZIONA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with Cornes Technologies, a leading Japanese trading house. According to the agreement, Cornes Technologies will have exclusive rights to promote and sell Foresight’s QuadSight™ system in Japan. Cornes Technologies, a renowned trading company, plays a significant role in establishing and developing commercial links and trade between Japan and the rest of the world.
The distribution agreement was signed following a successful technology roadshow in Japan carried out by Foresight with the assistance of Cornes Technologies. The roadshow, completed a few weeks ago, consisted of conducting real time live demonstrations of the QuadSight system to six interested leading OEMs and Tier One suppliers. Different scenarios were tested, simulating obstacle detection in harsh weather and lighting conditions. The outstanding performance of the QuadSight system was well received, and several OEMs and Tier One suppliers have expressed interest in purchasing prototype systems for further evaluation over the next few months.
“According to OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers), Japan is the world’s third largest vehicle manufacturer, with more than 9.69 million passenger cars and commercial vehicles produced in 2017, out of 97.3 million units produced globally,” stated Doron Cohadier, Foresight’s VP of Business Development. “The Japanese automotive industry is one of the most prominent and innovative industries in the world, making it a suitable target market for Foresight’s breakthrough QuadSight vision system.”
QuadSight, Foresight’s four-camera vision system, offers exceptional obstacle detection for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle safety. Through sensor fusion, QuadSight leverages reflected light from visible-light cameras with thermal energy captured by long-wave infrared cameras for robust accurate object detection of any shape, form or material, in all weather and lighting conditions - including complete darkness, rain, haze, fog and glare. By adapting field-proven security technology that has been deployed for almost two decades, QuadSight offers autonomous vehicles perception capabilities beyond those of human eyes and reduces the likelihood of accidents and injuries.
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of sensor systems for the automotive industry. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., we develop both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and “beyond-line-of-sight” cellular-based applications. Foresight’s vision sensor is a four-camera system based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing, and sensor fusion. Eye-Net Mobile’s cellular-based application is a V2X (vehicle-to-everything) accident prevention solution based on real-time spatial analysis of clients’ movement.
The company’s systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts, and are targeting the semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle markets. The company predicts that its systems will revolutionize automotive safety by providing an automotive-grade, cost-effective platform and advanced technology.
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