Clarity (Honda)

Aug 17, 2022

On August 16, Dirac and NIO announced collaboration on the NIO ET7 sound system. The NIO ET7 has adopted Dirac Opteo Professional, the company’s most advanced automotive sound optimization solution, to ensure the ultimate sound performance.
The NIO ET7 features a standard configuration of 23 speakers and 20-1,000W amplifier output channels. Its four main channels are composed of high, middle, and bass speakers in three units, with a subwoofer and four overhead channel speakers. Panoramic acoustic music with outstanding details and clarity, combined with Dirac Opteo Professional, renders the most realistic, clear, and immersive sound experience through the ET7’s 23 high-quality speakers.
The sound system features patented multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) mixed-phase impulse response correction technology. Dirac Opteo Professional solution is built upon Dirac’s industry-first Intelligent Audio Platform (IAP). It is a data-driven measurement system, semi-automatic tuning tools, integrated sound optimization algorithms, and an I/O to h/w platform.

Dirac press release

Aug 05, 2022

On August 4, Actasys, a leader in the development of sensor cleaning systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Webasto Group. This is the first step in a partnership to ensure the functionality of Webasto's roof sensor module (RSM) under all weather and environmental conditions through the integration of Actasys' cleaning system. 
 Webasto is advancing innovation of roof systems with its Roof Sensor Module (RSM), utilizing the roof as an ideal location for sensors such as Lidars, cameras, and radars. Actasys is a leader in the field of sensor cleaning with its unique ActaJet sensor cleaning system. The collaboration will further enhance their respective innovations by enabling full sensor functionality for OEMs.
The ActaJet cleans and maintains the visual clarity of optical sensors with an electronically controlled array of small actuator cartridges that provide strong jets of air to clean the surface of sensors during vehicle operation. ActaJet is unique as it is not a centralized system, but distributed and scalable, integrating actuators with each sensor.  The system is controlled by software developed by Actasys and embedded into a vehicle ECU.  

Actasys press release

Jul 01, 2022

On June 30, MicroVision, Inc. announced the completion of its Germany test vehicle. Retrofitted in Germany, the test car is prepared to showcase the Company's MAVIN line of sensors, including its new dynamic view lidar system, MAVIN DR. MAVIN is a system that will enable new ADAS safety features addressing the need to see farther, with greater clarity, and respond faster to emerging situations. MicroVision's Germany test vehicle is scheduled to demonstrate the system's capabilities in private meetings with multiple OEMs over the next several weeks.
The Company also announced the successful completion of its second highway test track session focused on high speed, highway testing of its sensor fusion features, and MAVIN DR. The Company expects to share select data from this testing soon. MAVIN DR is the fourth lidar hardware variant from MicroVision and the first to offer a dynamic range, combining short-, medium-, and long-range sensing and fields of view into one form factor. The new sensor produces an ultra-high-resolution point cloud showing drivable and non-drivable areas of the road ahead. With its low latency point cloud (30 Hz), the MAVIN product line allows ADAS systems to respond more quickly and take action at high speeds. In addition to the dynamic view system, the MicroVision MAVIN DR has a new hardware form factor that complements OEM design.

MicroVision, Inc. press release

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