On Apr 16, 2019, the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition started in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). SenseTime, which is the global leading artificial intelligence company, showed up in the exhibition with its latest “smart vehicle cabin” products and related solutions. Meanwhile, SenseTime will cooperate with Visteon, which is the leading enterprise in the electronic technology of vehicle cabin industry. In the future, based on Visteon’s abundant resources, technology accumulation and industry experience, SenseTime would combine that with its leading artificial intelligence technology and promote the innovation and development of the smart vehicle cabin industry. SHI Jun (史军), the president of SenseTime’s Asia-Pacific business, LU Kejian (陆克坚), the president of Visteon China, and Markus Schupfner, the CTO of Visteon, attended to the signing ceremony.
According to the contract between SenseTime and Visteon, they will do research and development together. SenseTime will combine its advanced technology, for example, identification recognition, fatigue monitoring, distraction detection, with the Visteon’s SmartCore and DriveCore, to provide high-quality products and services to China and global market and promote the intelligent degree of the human-car interaction.
As the leader of the electronic technology of vehicle cabin, Visteon helps with the designing, developing and manufacturing of cabin electronic products for almost all of the auto manufacturers in the world. In addition, Visteon also provides solutions for intelligent cars. The SmartCore is the first smart vehicle cabin solution in the auto industry. According to LU Kejian, SenseTime is the largest AI algorithm provider in China. With cooperation, both Visteon and SenseTime could gain excellent resources and develop smarter products and services, which helps to guarantee the safety of autonomous driving and promote the user experience.
SHI Jun, the president of SenseTime’s Asia-Pacific business, said that with the rapid development of the new-energy auto and autonomous driving cars, the requirements of the interaction of auto-used information keeps increasing. The smart cabin, however, is a platform to achieve this function. The promotion and development of the smart vehicle cabin are one of the most significant directions of SenseTime, and with the cooperation of Visteon, the industrial updating of the smart cabin will be accelerated.
Recently, with the rapid development of auto technology, the intellectualization of the human-car interaction is becoming the trend of the industry. AI-based technology such as distraction detection, identification recognition, and fatigue monitoring, will be the standard equipment for mainstream car models after 2020. In 2018, SenseTime published its “smart vehicle cabin” production and gained lots of achievements. With its smart cabin system, SenseTime has successfully built cooperation with many Tier 1 suppliers in the world but also became the provider of vehicle visual technology for 10 OEMs.
The strategic cooperation with Visteon is a significant part of SenseTime’s commercialization of its “smart vehicle cabin”. In 2019, SenseTime will keep accelerating the R & D and commercialization of its products and use artificial intelligence technology to promote the updating and development of smart vehicle cabin industry.