Seeing Machines to deliver DMS technology with Qualcomm

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Seeing Machines and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to deliver optimized driver monitoring systems (DMS) on high-end infotainment platforms to the global automotive industry.

A significant challenge facing automotive OEMs is the integration of the DMS processing function into a range of physical locations within the car, the partners claim. Infotainment is an area that is emerging as a critical integration point.

Seeing Machines and Qualcomm Technologies have been working together to optimize the former’s driver monitoring platform technology for the latter’s Snapdragon autonomous platform architecture and its acceleration hardware.

The two companies are said to be working closely on an optimized implementation of the Seeing Machines DMS solution for a global premium auto maker. The technology is said to be scalable across different tiers of cockpit systems utilizing the Snapdragon platform’s “efficient heterogenous computing blocks”. Seeing Machines and Qualcomm Technologies intend to support this integrated solution more broadly across the automotive industry.

Nick DiFiore, SVP of Automotive at Seeing Machines, commented, “As OEMs roll out DMS technology across more of their vehicle portfolio to address global regulatory requirements such as Euro NCAP, it is very important that Seeing Machines executes on robust solutions while providing system level integration options for OEMs. We are delighted to be working with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver this optimized, cost-effective, infotainment-integrated solution to our joint OEM customers.”

Anshuman Saxena, senior director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies added, “We believe that an effective in-cabin and driver monitoring solution is paramount to predictive safety systems. Through our work with Seeing Machines to efficiently integrate DMS, we are facilitating a streamlined and optimal solution for auto makers.”

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