Kyocera, FotoNation Unite on AI Car Cameras

MADISON, Wis. — Dozens of companies who fancy their technologies as a great fit for the automotive market are on the hunt for alliances.For example, Kyocera and FotoNation announced Tuesday (May 17) a partnership agreement to develop intelligent automotive camera technology — deemed critical in the coming era of semi- and fully autonomous cars.Kyocera has already dabbled in the auto sector with its rearview camera modules. FotoNation, with the lion’s share of computational imaging solutions for mobile phones, entered the driver monitoring system market last year.“The two companies’ interests are aligned,” Sumat Mehra, senior vice president of marketing and business development at FotoNation, told EE Times, “to expand each company’s presence in the automotive market” — well beyond what they offer today.Mehra said that FotoNation has amassed a collection of…


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