Hyundai Mobis is accelerating for a full-scale collaboration with high-tech companies to become a global technology leader by reinforcing its competence in core technologies for future automotive vehicles. In this line the company announced equity investment of to USD 5 million in China’s Deep Glint, to build a strategic partnership.
Deep Glint is a Chinese startup specializing in computer vision technology utilizing artificial intelligence. The company is known for its technology in recognizing and analyzing facial, body, and behavior patterns of individuals.
The company claims its AI-based object recognition and analysis system to be quick and accurate enough to correctly recognize a face of a target person among 1 billion people from a distance of 50m, within 1 second.
Through this, Hyundai Mobis is planning to provide personalized connected service of controlling automated selection of music or lighting that best suit the driver and passengers’ needs, which AI identified through recognizing facial expressions. It is expected for vehicle passengers to have new mobility experience as Hyundai Mobis combines its vehicle infotainment technologies with facial recognition and behavior analysis technology of Deep Glint.
The technical cooperation between the companies is also expected to be carried out in such areas as vehicle security authentication, driver status monitoring and an in-vehicle virtual assistant.
Hyundai Mobis is planning on active and progressive invest in startups in areas of autonomous driving sensors, camera/radar/Lidar sensor fusion, battery cells, and fuel cells in order to quickly secure core future vehicle technologies by 2021.
Source: Press Release