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Looking for a custom conspicuity tape manufacturer for traffic/outdoor use

Country of origin:
Country: 
ISRAEL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRIL20170328001
Published
01/04/2017
Last update
13/11/2017
Expiration date
09/11/2018

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Simulation
Applications for Transport and Logistics
Coatings
Moulding, injection moulding, sintering
Big data management
Artificial intelligence related software
Software services
Machine vision software and systems
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles
Manufacture of other transport equipment n.e.c.
Urban and suburban passenger land transport
Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals
Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
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Summary

Summary: 
An Israeli start-up is developing a hardware solution for autonomous driving & ADAS applications, requiring custom-manufactured high-intensity reflective conspicuity tape. A partner with a thin-film roll-to-roll polymer coating capability is sought to manufacture the tape to specific recipes. An R&D project to process many samples as a feasibility demo is envisaged. Cooperation through a research, technical or manufacturing agreement is sought with a large industrial partner.

Description

Description: 

Autonomous vehicles depend on machine learning. Computer vision systems struggle with complex geometries like articulated trucks, construction equipment, and outsize loads.

The Israeli company's solution to this challenge is a patented technology that enables improvement of machine learning in autonomous vehicles through advanced image processing. The technology under development relies on special conspicuity labels affixed onto various traffic entities to generate training data for artificial intelligence systems. The demand for quality training data can lead to large demand and manufacturing volumes of the conspicuity tape to be developed.

The Israeli company is an early-stage start-up venture based in the north of Israel.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Seeking a manufacturer with a mature high-intensity microprismatic conspicuity tape product. A glass bead-based conspicuity product would also be desirable but not essential. Custom recipes for the integration of specific materials into the conspicuity product structure will be provided. Several design and manufacturing iterations are envisaged.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Under development/lab tested

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
A large industrial partner is sought with a portfolio of visibility and conspicuity products, and an R&D capability. The partner should ideally operate in the polymer manufacturing, coatings, films, or automotive/traffic safety markets. The partner’s role would be in the joint development of application-specific conspicuity tape followed by a manufacturing contract.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500