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October 1, 2021

Smart Eye Receives Another Design Win from Major Japanese OEM

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, October 1, 2021 – Smart Eye announces a new design win with a global Japanese car manufacturer. The new order, for one new car model on an existing platform, has an estimated revenue of SEK 25 million, based on forecasts of the estimated product life cycle.

Smart Eye, the world’s leading developer of AI-powered Driver Monitoring System (DMS) software, has received a new order from an existing customer. The new car model is estimated to go into production by the end of 2022.

The customer is a major, global car manufacturer headquartered in Japan. The new order extends Smart Eye’s technology to yet another of the customer’s car models, in addition to the nine previously communicated design wins with this OEM. The estimated revenue for the new design win SEK 25 million, based on product life cycle volume projections.

For this model, the OEM has changed the standard position of the system’s camera. Smart Eye’s DMS solution is designed for flexibility in order to accommodate new camera placements. This is expected to give Smart Eye a competitive advantage as an increasing number of car manufacturers are requesting alternative camera placements in their cars.

“This new order further confirms our ability to provide our customers with outstanding DMS technology. As we keep delivering on our existing contracts, we look forward to receiving even more design wins on this and other previously won platforms”, said Martin Krantz, CEO and founder of Smart Eye.

Smart Eye has now received a total of 89 design wins from 13 OEMs. The combined estimated lifetime value from current design wins is now larger than SEK 2,275 million. Estimated value over the product lifecycle from possible additional design wins with the car manufacturers on existing platforms is now SEK 3,975 million.

 

September 16, 2021

Smart Eye Announces Detlef Wilke as New VP of Automotive Solutions

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, September 16, 2021 – Smart Eye, the global leader in AI-based Driver Monitoring and Interior Sensing software, announced that it has appointed Detlef Wilke as new Vice President of Automotive Solutions.

As Vice President of Automotive Solutions, Detlef Wilke will be leading and growing the development of Smart Eye’s Driver Monitoring and Interior Sensing solutions. The Automotive Solutions business area was founded in 2012 and has since established Smart Eye as the leading developer of Driver Monitoring System (DMS) software for the automotive industry. With 88 contracts with 13 OEMs, Smart Eye is the clear market leader, delivering its AI-based technology to several of the world’s largest car manufacturers.

Detlef Wilke is taking over as Vice President of Automotive Solutions at a key point in the automotive industry’s evolution. Recent legislation proposals in the US and China, as well as Euro NCAP’s upcoming assessment protocol, all include driver detection technology as a mandatory safety feature, increasing pressure on car manufacturers to implement Driver Monitoring Systems in their upcoming car models.

Smart Eye’s Driver Monitoring software is the best equipped solution to deliver on the requirements of Euro NCAP and the new regulations taking shape in the US and China. Since the recent acquisition of Emotion AI pioneer Affectiva, the company is also aptly positioned to lead and accelerate the rapidly growing Interior Sensing market.

“I am very happy to be joining the Smart Eye team at a time when the demand for DMS and Interior Sensing software solutions is rapidly growing”, said Detlef Wilke, new Vice President of Automotive Solutions at Smart Eye. “Smart Eye’s unparalleled domain expertise combined with their focus on quality and performance positions the company perfectly to lead this market, saving lives and improving our transportation experiences. I look forward to driving new growth opportunities, adding my experience and passion to the highly skilled and committed team.”

“I am excited to welcome Detlef Wilke to Smart Eye,” said Martin Krantz, CEO and Founder of Smart Eye. “His deep technical expertise in building Interior Sensing systems and developing DMS solutions will be incredibly valuable for Smart Eye as we expand our automotive footprint.”

Detlef Wilke is leaving his previous position at Aptiv (formerly Delphi) after 23 years with the company. His focus was on Driver Monitoring and Interior Sensing after seven years in a number of parallel roles, ranging from Technical Management, Project Leadership, and Solution and Quote Strategies Leadership. In his prior role he successfully built up and shaped business and technology in the areas of Driver- and Interior Monitoring. Previously, he was active in leading roles for OEM- and Aftermarket Connectivity Telematics hardware and software. As Chairman of the CLEPA Mirror Group for Euro NCAP Occupant Status Monitoring, Detlef was deeply involved in the NCAP and legislative strategies.

Contact

Gabi Zijderveld, CMO Smart Eye AB
Phone: +1 781.996.3037
Email: Gabriele.Zijderveld@smarteye.ai

Hailey Melamut
March Communications
Phone: +1 617.960.9856
Email: hailey@marchcomms.com

July 29, 2021

Smart Eye announces four new design wins from global North American OEM

Smart Eye AB receives four new design wins from a major North American car manufacturer. The order is for four new car models on an existing platform, with an estimated revenue of 100 MSEK, based on forecasts of the estimated product life cycle.

Smart Eye, the leading developer of AI-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) software to the automotive industry, has received an new order from a major global North American OEM. The new order extends Smart Eye’s DMS solution to four new car models, in addition to the three previously communicated design wins with the customer.

The new car models including Smart Eye’s technology are estimated to go into production in 2023. The estimated revenue for the order is 100 MSEK, based on product life cycle volume projections.

”These new design wins are a testament to the fact that our DMS technology stands strong, and that our customers are confident in our capability to deliver the market leading solutions for safety critical systems”, says Martin Krantz, CEO of Smart Eye.

Smart Eye has now received a total of 88 design wins from 13 OEMs. The combined estimated lifetime value from current design wins is now larger than 2 250 MSEK. Estimated value over the product lifecycle from possible additional design wins with the car manufacturers on existing platforms is now 4 000 MSEK.

 

July 20, 2021

Smart Eye and OmniVision Announce End-to-End Interior Sensing Solution

Smart Eye’s Interior Sensing system provides complete driver and cabin monitoring, tracking eye gaze, body key points, activities and objects in a vehicle, seat occupancy and more.

Smart Eye and OmniVision team up to provide the automotive industry with a ground-breaking end-to-end interior sensing solution. Through a combination of two industry-leading technologies, the solution enables complete in-cabin monitoring with innovative features that bring the next generation of automobiles to a higher level of autonomy.   

Smart Eye AB, a global leader in interior sensing AI, and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, jointly announce today a full Interior Sensing solution for automotive OEMs that enables complete driver and cabin monitoring with videoconferencing applications from a single RGB-IR sensor. 

The solution is the first integrated video processing chain, which combines innovative features based on the OmniVision OV2312 RGB-IR sensor, supporting exceptional day and night performance.

“Interior Sensing AI is crucial for the automotive industry. Not only is this technology improving automotive safety – saving human lives around the world – it is also enabling automakers to provide differentiated mobility experiences that enhance wellness, comfort and entertainment,” says Martin Krantz, Founder and CEO of Smart Eye. “By partnering with OmniVision, we are delivering on this vision: providing an end-to-end, highly advanced Interior Sensing system that meets the demands of automotive OEMs, at a price point that makes it viable for the mass market.”  

“Empowered by our OmniPixel®3-GS pixel technology, the OV2312 is a 2.1MP, RGB-IR, global shutter image sensor that was designed specifically for interior applications, and it strikes a balance with MTF, NIR QE, and power consumption. We are proud to partner with Smart Eye to enable this accurate full interior sensing solution,” says Brian Pluckebaum, automotive product marketing manager at OmniVision.

Smart Eye’s AI-based eye, mouth and head tracking technology provides EuroNCAP performance linked with full cabin monitoring and driver monitoring, featuring distraction, drowsiness and incapacitated driver detection, combined with driver identification and spoof-proof processing. The cabin monitoring also includes occupancy detection for all seats, combined with out of position, seat belt status and forgotten baby detection. The action detection allows an understanding of occupant actions like driver hands on steering wheel, interaction with mobile device, calling, drinking, and eating. These actions may have an impact on the interaction between the vehicle and the occupant and will be a pre-requisite for higher levels of vehicle autonomy.

Contacts

Gabi Zijderveld, CMO Smart Eye AB
Phone: +1 781.996.3037
Email: Gabriele.Zijderveld@smarteye.ai

Smart Eye Media Contact
Hailey Melamut
March Communications
Phone: +1 617.960.9856
Email: hailey@marchcomms.com

OmniVision Media Contact
Sandy Fewkes
Kiterocket
Phone: +1 408.529.9685
Email:  SFewkes@kiterocket.com

OmniVision Company Contact
Mengxi Liu
Phone: +1 408.653.3484
Email:  Mengxi.Liu@ovt.com

About OmniVision 

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today’s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automotive; tablets, notebooks, webcams and entertainment devices; medical; and AR, VR, drones and robotics imaging systems. Find out more at www.ovt.com.

OmniVision®, the OmniVision logo and OmniPixel® are trademarks or registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

About Smart Eye 

Smart Eye is leading the way towards safe and sustainable transportation. Every year, 1.2 million people lose their lives in traffic-related accidents around the world, another 50 million are injured. Our firm belief is that science and technology can help turn this around.

For over 20 years Smart Eye has developed artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of eye tracking technology that understands, supports and predicts a person’s intentions and actions. By carefully studying eye, facial and head movement, our technology can draw conclusions about a person’s awareness and mental state. Our eye tracking technology is used in the next generation of cars, commercial vehicles and providing new insights for research within aerospace, aviation, neuroscience and more.

Smart Eye’s solutions are used around the world by more than 800 partners and customers, including the US Air Force, NASA, BMW, Audi, Boeing, Volvo, GM, and Harvard University.

Visit www.smarteye.ai for more information.

Smart Eye is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Erik Penser is Certified Adviser and can be reached at +46-8-463 8000 or certifiedadviser@penser.se.

July 19, 2021

Smart Eye partners with Smartbox on eye tracker that gives people with disabilities a voice

Joint solution provides assistive communication technology to help people with complex access needs communicate using just their eye movements.

 

MALVERN, UK & GOTHENBURG, Sweden – July 19, 2021 – Global Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) provider Smartbox Assistive Technology, and Smart Eye, a leader in AI-based eye tracking solutions for the automotive, aerospace, neuroscience, and research sectors, today announce a new collaboration. Together they have developed Lumin-i, a unique and advanced eye tracking product that will enable AAC users with complex and limited mobility to have a voice.

The collaboration combines Smartbox’s 15 years of experience in designing and delivering software, content, and hardware to a wide range of global AAC users and Smart Eye’s extensive expertise in designing and delivering eye tracking systems that respond to human behaviour. This collaboration means that Lumin-i is now offered as part of Smartbox’s market leading Grid Pad AAC devices*.

Lumin-i features Smart Eye’s robust eye tracking algorithms, offering a high level of accuracy and enabling a very responsive solution. The technology has also been developed to work outdoors, allowing Lumin-i users to access their communication device anywhere.

It takes just 25 ms (milliseconds) for Lumin-i to respond to your gaze, capturing 60 frames per second with a gaze recovery time of just 17 ms. Lumin-i also has a large track box measuring 35 X 30 X 65 cm– which allows for lots of head movement – giving users with complex mobility needs a reliable and powerful solution for communication and independence.

Dougal Hawes, MD at Smartbox Assistive Technology said, “For the past 15 years eye gaze has been a crucial technology to Smartbox and our users. This collaboration with Smart Eye was born out of our desire to bring the world’s best eye tracking performance to our sector, giving people a highly accurate eye tracker that will work both indoors and outdoors.”

He continued, “We always strive to offer our users the best possible solution and with Lumin-i we are able to provide a robust and quick-to-respond eye gaze solution that is made possible by Smart Eye’s years of experience in delivering quality eye tracking devices to some interesting customers including NASA, Airbus, Audi, Harvard University and Georgia Tech.”

Solmaz Shahmehr, Vice President & Head of Research Instruments at Smart Eye also commented, “We are very excited to be stepping into a market that is new to us, but at the same time resonates so well with Smart Eye’s core mission. Our goal has always been to bridge the gap between human and machine, and this partnership is an important step on the way. Through Lumin-i, our technology is giving people with disabilities a tool to communicate without barriers.”

Lumin-i is being launched globally on Monday 19th July 2021 and more information can be found on the Smartbox website: www.thinksmartbox.com/product/lumin-i.

* Smartbox communication aids are powered by Grid – market leading text and symbol-based software which offers users a voice, environmental control, and access to a range of grid sets and accessible apps supporting children and adults with complex disability and communication needs.

About Smartbox Assistive Technology
Smartbox Assistive Technology is based from its two UK offices [Malvern & Bristol] and from its offices in the US & Ireland. It also supports other global customers through an extensive Global Partner network, delivering AAC assistive communication solutions alongside training, support & repairs. Smartbox is celebrating its 15th anniversary throughout 2021. For more information visit www.thinksmartbox.com

About Smart Eye
For over 20 years Smart Eye has developed artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of eye tracking technology that understands, supports and predicts a person’s intentions and actions. By carefully studying eye, facial and head movement, their technology can draw conclusions about a person’s awareness and mental state. Their eye tracking technology is used in the next generation of cars, commercial vehicles and providing new insights for research within aerospace, aviation, neuroscience and more. Smart Eye’s solutions are used around the world by more than 800 partners and customers, including the US Air Force, NASA, BMW, Audi, Boeing, Volvo, GM, and Harvard University. For more information visit www.smarteye.ai

Press contact
Amanda Woollaston, Head of Marketing [Smartbox Assistive Technology]
amanda.woollaston@thinksmartbox.com / M: 07808 197520

Gabi Zijderveld, Chief Marketing Officer [Smart Eye]
gabi.zijderveld@smarteye.ai / O: +1 781.996.3037