JERUSALEM AND TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—Visionary.ai, a developer of software-based image-signal processor (ISP) technology, and Innoviz, a provider of light detection and ranging (lidar) sensors and perception software, have announced a partnership to improve 3D machine vision performance for a range of applications involving robotics, smart cities, and drones.
The companies say the combined technologies will deliver "highly accurate 3D imaging, especially during challenging imaging conditions such as extreme low light, High Dynamic Range (HDR), heavy rain or fog, high motion, and sudden changes in intensity, such as flashing headlights."
Visionary.ai’s True Night Vision 2D technology uses software-based image signal processing (ISP) that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance image quality for machine vision. The company, founded in 2021, contends that the software-based approach provides crisper and clearer images than hardware-based ISP because sensor data is not damaged or lost.
Meanwhile, Innoviz, founded in 2016, says its lidar sensors and perception software provides a comprehensive 3D image of a scene.
Commenting on the partnership, Visionary.ai CEO Oren Debbi said, “Machine vision is easy to achieve in situations of good lighting, but 90% of machine vision failures occur in situations of difficult visibility, specifically, low light and HDR. By improving accuracy in difficult imaging circumstances, we’re able to offer game-changing technology, that together with Innoviz’s LiDAR technology can improve machine vision applications across many applications.”
The partnership between Visionary.ai and Innoviz comes on the heels of a global vehicle manufacturer’s selection of Innoviz as its direct lidar supplier across multiple brands.