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Algolux selected to Mercedes Benz AG-led AI-SEE project for robust perception in low visibility conditions
MONTREAL, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- The 3-year project features a global consortium working towards Level 4 
autonomy for mass-market vehicles

Algolux, a globally recognized computer vision software company, has been 
selected to participate in the AI-SEE project led by Mercedes Benz AG to ensure 
safe driving in poor visibility conditions. Recently named to the 2021 CB 
Insights AI 100 List of the world's most innovative AI startups and winner of 
the Most Outstanding Autonomous Vehicle Technology Innovation at the 2021 
Tech.AD Europe Awards, Algolux will cooperate with 20 world-class partners on 
the OEM and supplier level over a period of three years to enable Level 4 
autonomy for mass-market vehicles. The intent is to build a novel robust sensor 
system supported by artificial intelligence enhanced vehicle vision for low 
visibility conditions.

Without proven safety for all road users, the vision of autonomous driving will 
not be realized. Automated vehicles can be ready for market introduction only 
if they can operate in a reliable manner at all times; this requires an 
all-conditions capable Autonomous Driving system that can ensure safe travel in 
every relevant weather and lighting condition such as snow, heavy rain, or fog. 
Employing a multisensory data fusion approach, the sensor data acquired will be 
fused and simulated by means of sophisticated AI algorithms tailored to adverse 
weather perception needs. This novel sensing system and an HD dynamic map will 
enable localization performance in bad weather conditions in 24h/365-day mode.

To help the AI-SEE project meet its objectives, Algolux will provide technology 
and domain expertise in the areas of deep learning AI algorithms, fusion of 
data from distinct sensor types, long-range stereo sensing, and radar signal 
processing. A critical objective of advanced driving systems is the recognition 
of all road users in challenging weather conditions. Existing sensing systems 
fail in such cases as fusion cannot be performed due to a lack of redundant 
information For example, sensor measurements that are distorted in one 
measurement (e.g. LiDAR backscatter in snow) may not be distorted in others 
(intensity camera). To overcome this issue, and at the same time offer 
redundancy in good conditions, Algolux relies on a smart fusion approach which 
represents the control center or "brain" of the system, thereby enabling a more 
robust perception platform that can be used in any lighting or weather 

Dr. Werner Ritter, Consortium Lead, Mercedes Benz AG: "Algolux is one of the 
few companies in the world that is well versed in the end-to-end deep neural 
networks that are needed to decouple the underlying hardware from our 
application. This, along with the company's in-depth knowledge of applying 
their networks for robust perception in bad weather, directly supports our 
application domain in AI-SEE".

"Algolux is proud to be selected to the AI-SEE consortium as part of a group of 
world-leading ADAS and AV expert partners," said Matthias Schulze, VP Europe & 
Asia at Algolux. "We look forward to working together on solving the 
safety-critical issue of perception in low light and inclement weather 
conditions to enable tomorrow's Level 4 mass-market vehicles."

The project's innovations will not only greatly strengthen Europe's 
competitiveness by enabling the market introduction of L4 automation by 2030, 
it will also save time and development costs.

Thus, AI-SEE has the possibility to become a game-changer in the global race 
for automated vehicles to first enter the market and pave the way for safe 
automated driving.

The project will be co-funded by the National Research Council of Canada 
Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), the Austrian Research 
Promotion Agency (FFG), Business Finland, and the German Federal Ministry of 
Education and Research BMBF under the PENTA EURIPIDES(2) label endorsed by 

About Algolux

Algolux is a globally recognized computer vision company delivering the 
industry's most robust and scalable perception for all conditions, addressing 
both existing cameras and new designs through cloud-based tools and embedded AI 

Named to the 2021 CB Insights AI 100 List of the world's most innovative 
artificial intelligence startups, the company was founded on groundbreaking 
research at the intersection of deep learning, computer vision, and 
computational imaging. Our computer vision and image optimization solutions 
address the mission-critical issue of safety for automotive ADAS, autonomous 
vehicles, fleets, autonomous mobile robots, and smart city traffic video 

Algolux is headquartered in Montreal, with offices in Palo Alto and Munich. 
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About AI-SEE

AI-SEE is a PENTA EURIPIDES(2) funded project. EURIPIDES(2) is a EUREKA Cluster 
promoting the generation of innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D 
projects in the area of Smart Electronic Systems. Twenty-one organisations have 
committed to building a novel, robust sensing system supported by Artificial 
Intelligence (AI) that enables automated travel in variable traffic and weather 

Project duration: 36 months, starting on 1st June 2021 Total costs: (EUR)21.58 

Funding from national public authorities (PENTA EURIPIDES(2)) label funding: 
(EUR)9.66 million Coordinator: Mercedes Benz AG

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