Author: Ruth Bridger

Imagry Management Team

Autonomous Driving Solution Provider Imagry Expands Operations

New projects spur recruitment activity, increased fleet, and move to larger offices

Imagry, a developer of mapless autonomous driving technology, announced today that it has shifted its recruiting efforts into high gear to meet the growing demand for its L3/L4 self-driving solutions. To accommodate the additional workforce, the company headquarters in Haifa, Israel has moved into larger offices and a new site has been established in San Jose, California, with more locations expected in 2023. The company’s fleet of autonomous vehicles for test purposes has also expanded to meet the rising demand for testing and demos.

Imagry Uses a Location-Independent Autonomous Driving Model

Imagry software combines cutting-edge technology that captures and recognizes a real-time video feed with a deep neural network to make complex driving decisions instantly, based on current driving conditions. For the past four years Imagry has been operating vehicles equipped with its autonomous driving software on public roads in the United States, Germany, and Israel. Recently, the company has been awarded a number of projects to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads, and more are in stages of customer review.

Management Staff Augmented with Experienced Professionals

Over the past year, the company’s leadership team has grown tremendously in both size and expertise, and now includes a CFO, CTO, CDO, VP R&D, HR Director, and Marketing Director. The new members bring decades of experience in their respective fields from previous positions in high-tech. As a result, Imagry is now well positioned to expand to meet the demands of the growing interest from automotive OEMs and Tier-1s in the adoption of autonomous driving technology.

Calling All Autonomous Mobility Engineers

“We’re a startup that’s growing fast to meet industry demand,” states Danny Klein, CFO at Imagry. “We know we’re on the right path with our mapless autonomous driving technology, but we need more woman- and man-power to address the many opportunities in this active market.”

Imagry is exhibiting at CES 2023, in booth #5874 of the LVCC West Hall.

Imagry Unlocks 100GB Annotated Data Set for Autonomous Mobility

A neural network containing annotated visual data collected for over 4 years made available for testing autonomous mobility applications by engineers, worldwide

Imagry announced today that it has unlocked its legacy data set of annotated continuous VIS (visible imaging sensor) camera images for the benefit of engineering and machine learning students and entrepreneurs who want to test their new autonomous mobility applications against real-life scenarios. Any interested party will be able to download full sequence, time-based road perception data that has been collected over the past four years and annotated to provide top-down maps for a birds-eye view. The data can be used to test constructs for artificial intelligence applications, such as autonomous driving and robots.

Imagry Uses a Location-Independent Autonomous Driving Model

Imagry software combines cutting-edge technology that captures and recognizes a real-time video feed with a deep neural network to make complex driving decisions instantly, based on current driving conditions. For the past four years, Imagry has been operating vehicles equipped with its autonomous driving software on public roads in the United States, Germany, and Israel, generating an extensive visual library of driving situations. This library serves as the basis for the Imagry platform which is slated to propel autonomous buses on public roads later this year.

Data Set is a Treasure Trove for Engineers Developing New Mobility Applications

“As veterans in the development of an autonomous mobility platform, we know how important it is to test new applications against a solid data set,” states Mr. Majed Jubeh, Co-founder and Chief Delivery Officer at Imagry. “We’re happy to share our extensive library of annotated images to encourage young engineers and allow them to test their ideas against real-life scenarios.”

Availability

All the necessary code and documentation for loading, parsing, and accessing the visual images and mapping will be housed on a GitHub site. The location of the site will be made available to anyone who registers using this link. Those choosing to download the data will be encouraged to share the applications they develop with the Imagry team to get feedback about their projects.

Imagry is exhibiting at CES 2023, in booth #5874 of the LVCC West Hall.

Imagry Set to Launch Its First Autonomous Bus Platform

Two self-driving Israeli public transportation services will operate in 2023 based on the autonomous driving (AD) platform developed by Imagry

Imagry, a developer of mapless autonomous driving technology, announced that its AI solution will be deployed shortly in two separate pilot programs in Israel. The first autonomous shuttle to use the Imagry platform will commence service at the largest medical center in Israel this month, while the second will be deployed several months later in the city of Nahariya on a public bus line. Both platforms will be managed by Nateev Express, a leading local public transportation operator. These two pilot programs represent a new phase in the roll-out of the Imagry platform, as they will allow the general public to experience autonomous driving first-hand.

Imagry Uses a Location-Independent Autonomous Driving Model

Imagry software combines cutting-edge technology that captures and recognizes a real-time video feed with a deep neural network to make complex driving decisions instantly, based on current driving conditions. As such, the solution is mapless, i.e., not limited to pre-learned geographic areas. This is a tremendous benefit for transportation authorities and urban planners who want to employ the latest autonomous driving technology with minimal engineering requirements, reducing both project costs and time-to-market. For the past four years Imagry has been operating vehicles equipped with its autonomous driving software on public roads in the United States, Germany, and Israel.

“Best of Class” Elements Ensure Top Performance and Optimized Total Cost of Ownership for Operators

In both projects Imagry relies on first-rate elements, including new and modern electric buses from Otokar (the leading bus manufacturer of Turkey), the high-performance and energy-efficient NVIDIA DRIVE compute platform, automotive-grade cameras, and Imagry’s own mapless autonomous driving software.

Otokar is an industry leader, exporting its vehicles to over 50 countries worldwide. With the new e-Centro mid-size electric buses, not only does Otokar provide excellent range and unparalleled efficiency, the spacious and comfortable vehicles exhibit the highest passenger capacity for its class, having fixed, folding seats, and wheelchair space.

The NVIDIA DRIVE platform, featuring the DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip, processes data from the vehicle’s sensors to perceive the surrounding environment, then plans and executes a safe path forward. It delivers 254 trillion operations per second — enough computing horsepower required to run numerous simultaneous deep neural networks and algorithms for safe and robust autonomous driving.

Additional Transportation Operators Welcome

“Launching the first autonomous buses in service zones and on public roads in Israel is a tremendous milestone for Imagry,” states Eran Ofir, CEO of Imagry. “It follows several years of test-driving experience, data collection, and mastery of supervised learning on three continents. It signals that we are ready, willing, and able to welcome other transportation operators that want to integrate self-driving buses into their fleet, efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Imagry is exhibiting at CES 2023, in booth #5874 of the LVCC West Hall.

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First Autonomous Bus Reaches Haifa

The first bus that will operate using the Imagry autonomous driving platform has been delivered to us from the manufacturer Otokar via the Haifa port. This is a very exciting stage in our program to launch the first autonomous shuttle with Imagry mapless technology in Israel. Stay tuned for next steps on the road to full autonomy!

Eran Ofir CEO at Imagry speaking in MENA

Imagry to Speak and Exhibit at Clean Buses in MENA

Eran Ofir, CEO at Imagry, has been selected to speak at Global Mass Transit’s conference on Clean Buses in MENA, which will be held on February 7-8, 2023 at Shangri-La, Dubai, UAE.

The mission of the conference is to discuss key initiatives in decarbonizing public transport in the MENA region, plans, policies, programs, and funding to transition to a clean and zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet, opportunities in the deployment of electric and hydrogen-fuelled buses and related infrastructure, the way forward for public transport authorities (PTAs) and public transport operators (PTOs), best practices in transitioning to a ZEB fleet, experience so far and the lessons learned. The conference will also showcase new technologies, tools, and solutions, and this is where Imagry’s autonomous driving solutions come in.

To learn more about the conference, click here. Special low fees are available for public transport authorities (PTAs), operators and government authorities.

Golden Education Template Students Meet with Imagry VP R&D

Imagry Welcomes Next Generation of Engineers

Imagry was pleased to volunteer to host a group of 9th graders from the Golden Education Template School located in the Galilee. The kids are part of a curriculum called “Work = Force x Distance” that exposes children to workplaces in various fields to prepare them for the job market. They learn about the skills and knowledge required for each type of job, about financial management, work ethics, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and how to conduct themselves in the “adult world”.

During the visit the students met with one of Imagry’s co-founders, the HR Director, the VP R&D, and a few of the engineers.

Golden Education Template Students Meet with Imagry VP R&D
Imagry VP R&D Lior Margalit responds to student’s questions about autonomous driving technology.

Golden Education Template Students Meet with Imagry HR Director
Karin Aviv, HR Director at Imagry, advises students about workplace conduct and gives interview tips.

Golden Education Template Students Meet with Imagry Engineer
An Imagry engineer discusses engineering requirements at Imagry.

Golden Education Template Students Meet with Imagry CoFounder
Students meet with Majed Jubeh, one of Imagry’s co-founders.
NoCamels Imagry Test Drive Live Photo

Tech Journalist Takes a Test Drive with Imagry

We recently had the pleasure of hosting John Jeffay, editor at NoCamels, for a visit to our offices in Haifa and a test drive in our self-driving passenger car. John wrote a detailed article about his adventure, complete with still photos and videos captured during the event.

John notes: “Instead of following a set of rules, designed to cover every eventuality, like other systems, it learns, like humans, from experience.”

Read the full article here: Hands-Free: Driverless Software That Thinks Like A Human (nocamels.com)