30 Dec Expert Jon Cartu Announces – Taiwan firms to unveil breakthrough technologies – Gadget
At CES 2020 in Las Vegas next week, Taiwan-based companies will showcase products that “have the potential to dramatically improve daily life – for everyone around the world”, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
At a January 6 press conference, AI and facial recognition pioneer CyberLink, deep learning and computer vision firm Mindtronic AI, image product design firm Ultracker Technology, and electric vehicle (EV) charging technology systems developer Noodoe EV, will showcase their latest innovations.
These trail-blazing products – FaceMe, a leading facial recognition engine for smart apps, an AI automotive cockpit that keeps drivers safe, a virtual tour camera for 360 photo-taking, and an EV charging station that transforms parking centers into revenue generators – are breakthroughs to be unveiled in the backdrop of a host of innovations launched in Taiwan this year.
Taiwan, known for its key role in the information technology global supply chain, pulsates with an invigorating atmosphere for manufacturers, startups, and product designers. Taiwan’s many cutting-edge AIoT innovations, exemplified by four presenting companies – also winners of the prestigious Taiwan Excellence Award or CES Innovation Award – will be unveiled at “Smart Tech, Smart Future: Taiwan Innovations for 2020 & Beyond” CES press conference:
1. CyberLink – FaceMe
CyberLink will feature FaceMe showing off even more of its facial recognition capabilities. A top facial recognition engine, FaceMe enables new and innovative applications spanning authentication, access control, safety, security, and visitor analytics. The company will also show off facial recognition in kiosks for mobile payments and home security.
FaceMe, at the forefront of biometric solutions, is continually pushing standards for accuracy, performance, security, and flexibility across a wide range of industries. Powered by deep learning and a neural network algorithm, its high precision yields up to a 98.41% true acceptance rate (TAR) with a false acceptance rate (FAR) of less than 10-6(0.000001). Since the launch of FaceMe in late 2018, CyberLink has collaborated with 100+ global partners, deploying the technology across multiple IoT/AIoT scenarios.
CyberLink, in addition to its expertise in AI and facial recognition, has shipped several hundred million copies of its multimedia software and apps, including the award-winning PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, and PowerDVD. The company has close long-term partnerships with the world’s leading personal computer and peripheral device manufacturers.
2. Mindtronic AI – AI Automotive Cockpit
Redefining the future of driving, Mindtronic’s digital cockpit is designed for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that show new levels of user experience and interaction with AI functionality. It’s a bridge between safety, convenience, and comfort. It employs high quality biometric technology for a luxury user experience and interactions, and a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) for evaluating a driver’s cognition to bridge with ADAS for a seamless handover between human and self-driving. The cockpit detects distraction, fatigue, and unresponsiveness in real time to raise alerts and predict behavior.
A CES Innovation Award Honoree four years in a row (including 2020), Mindtronic is an innovator in embedded deep learning, computer vision, and robotics, with a special focus on automotive product design. Mindtronic works with automotive Tier-1’s and OEMs throughout the world. The company’s core technology applications revolve around Driver Monitoring, Occupant Monitoring, Advanced ADAS, and Vehicle Control – currently some of the most challenging technologies in today’s cars.
3. Ultracker – Virtual Tour Camera
A virtual tour is only as effective as the quality of photography used within it. Unlike traditional photography, 360 image capture can accurately portray a location’s unique differentiators and provide a clear view of intricate details. Ultracker’s Aleta S2C is a 360 camera that can capture 12K (66-megapixel) 360 photos and shoot 360 video in 4K. With one of the highest photo resolutions on the market, it is emerging as the virtual tour camera of choice and is ideal for commercial and interior design photography.
Founded in 2001, Ultracker has been developing advanced video systems with stability and color-rich image quality. The company specializes in designing/programming proprietary FPGA-based image systems that are featured with advanced image processing and stitching technology to meet panorama image applications with efficient hardware processing. Innovation, quality, and service are the company’s key components to success in this competitive image product market.
4. Noodoe EV – EV Charging Stations
Used in 110 countries, Noodoe transforms parking lots and traditional charging stations into smart EV charging locations that generate additional revenue. At the heart of the Noodoe EV S1000 station is an advanced cloud-based operating system serving as the “brain” that automates the 24/7 service delivery and universal payment processing. Any EV driver can charge their vehicle, and select their preferred payment method, without having to set up an account. As automotive centers and repair shops begin servicing the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads, shops can install EV charging stations to ensure that customers leave in a fully charged vehicle after repairs.
Noodoe’s mission is to make the world greener by accelerating the world’s transition to electric transportation. In this quest, they produce well-designed EV charging infrastructure solutions that help construction, retail, hospitality industries, and public sectors to be part of the global zero-emission revolution.
Throughout CES 2020, TAITRA will showcase some of Taiwan’s best in information and communications technologies at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 4, #36021.