Israeli tech shines at CES conference in Las Vegas

Mobileye, Valens, and Replay Technology all share news at mega event.

January 6, 2016 19:45
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Israeli technology was ubiquitous at CES, the tech world’s most important consumer electronics show that kicked off this week in Las Vegas.

Mobileye, the developer of collision- avoidance technology, unveiled a new mapping systems based on its vehicle cameras called “Road Experience Management (REM)”, for use in autonomous car navigation. Its first strategic partners will be General Motors and Volkswagen, and the company said another major strategic partner would be announced this year.

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Intel, amid a slew of flashy announcements that included joint cooperation with the likes of Lady Gaga, New Balance and Oakley Sunglasses, unveiled a project with Israel’s Replay Technologies.

Replay has created a technology called “FreeD,” which allows sports fans to watch events from any angle and make their own shareable video clips. The sixth-generation Intel processors on which the technology runs was largely developed at Intel’s Israel facilities.

Competing chipmaker Qualcomm, meanwhile, unveiled a router it called “the world’s first multi-band router based on 802.11ad – the latest, most powerful innovation in wireless technology.”

The embedded technology that delivers wireless on 60 Ghz bands was entirely developed in Israel.

It also announced the use of its Snapdragon chips on LeTV smart devices, which include fingerprint technology partly developed in Israel.

Following in Mobileye’s steps, chipmaker Valens announced that GM, Daimler AG and Delphi had joined up with its organization HDBaseT, whose technology helps send high-quality information over long distances and can be used in smart cars.

And OrCam announced that its visual-aid technology OrCam-MyEye would be released in Hebrew, finally allowing Israeli users to access the technology that was developed in their backyard.

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