Showing posts with the label #Israeli innovation

BMW & New Tactile Tech for Safety

  BMW Using Israel's Tactile Mobility Software                                             Source:  Tactile Mobility Making Smart Vehicles, Smarter Starting in 2021, Israel's Tactile Mobility's unique software will be embedded into BMW Group's BMWG.DE next generation vehicles.  The software enables the vehicle to analyze the road surface conditions under the tires to make smarter decisions.  The software uses the vehicles non-visual sensors, such as wheel speed and angle, gear position and RPM to help smart and autonomous vehicles "feel" the road, road dynamics and road conditions. The software detects control, pressure, traction and more. Tactile Mobility Tactile Mobility is a hot startup that last October secured $9 million in funding including from Porsche.  Now, it has a deal with BMW to make BMW vehicles even smarter. Their software provides "an extra sense of touch" between the tires, the road and road conditions through tactile sensing technol

Israeli Chip Makes Computers 100X Faster

Reaching THz At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, scientists have developed a technology that could enable computers and all optic devices to run 100 times faster. Mega Fast Chips They're called terahertz chips.  The scientists say this could fill "the THz gap" and create new and much more powerful wireless devices that transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible. According to lead researcher Uriel Levy:  "In the world of hi-tech advances, this is game-changing technology." Obstacles Overcome Up to this point, there have been 2 major pitfalls that blocked the way to creating terahertz chips. One was overheating.  The other was scalability.  Uriel Levy and his team at Hebrew University seem to have overcome the key challenges.  They've published proof of concept documentation in the journal Laser & Photonics Review and are now developing it. Israel's Silicon Valley Using a metal-oxide-nitride-oxide silicon struc

Smart Phone With Electronic Nose

Israeli App with Sense of Smell for Smart Phones This one is a first.  Israeli researchers are developing an app to give Smart Phones a sense of smell. The purpose of the sensor is to help users choose products.  The applications are many including alerting those with allergies what products are safe or not for them and warnings about toxins in the air. Nanoscent The Israeli company Nanoscent is developing the app and sensor that can analyze and identify scents in products that are most useful and suitable for the user or not.  The sensor acts as an electronic nose.  The sensor is made up of nanoparticles.  It emits signals based on the scent it's exposed to. Soap, Cosmetic, Perfume Compatibility The system can determine users' scent profiles and help them select products like cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and soaps most compatible to them.  The technology uses the interaction between the sensor and chemical substances emitted from our bodies to generate a di

Rising STAR Robot - RSTAR of Israel

Search & Rescue RSTAR that Climbs Walls It's called RSTAR and is the creation of Ben-Gurion University Professor David Zarrouk, formerly of UCal Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab.  STAR means the Sprawl-Tuned Autonomous Robot. This one is on the rise...literally, it climbs walls.  It's an incredibly dexterous bot that just debuted at an international robotics conference in Brisbane. Sprawling Robots -Turtle Inspired RSTAR takes the sprawling wheel-leg mobility of its predecessor robots and adds a new degree of freedom.  And that's what's so significant.  The body of the robot can move separately from the legs.  This changes its center of mass and enables it to climb over obstacles.  Its inspiration comes from nature as do so many other robots.  In this case, it's the gait of turtles. STAR Series Professor Zarrouk has designed a series of sprawling, crawling, climbing robots.  They can handle all kinds of terrain.  RSTAR can climb ve

Israeli Vision - AI Glasses

Next G AI Glasses ICI Vision, based in Tel Aviv, has developed high tech eyewear for the visually impaired to better navigate their surroundings. The technology is cutting edge.  The eyeglasses combine Artificial Intelligence, HD cameras, computer vision and more to fill in the visual gaps of someone who has blind spots.  The images are projected into healthy parts of the retina.  It helps to eliminate blind-spots, clarify images and improves bad vision.  The company says "it's cutting edge tech restoring sight to the blind." Approved and Available in China and Australia The eyewear technology is patent pending in the US and EU.  It's now available in Australia and China.  The need for solutions to impaired vision is huge.  Globally, 253 million people are suffering with impaired vision.  That's a very significant fact because of the human impact.  80% of our learning, perceptions, cognition and activities are "mediated" through vision.  The loss t