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Automotive and Mobility Safety Company, Provizio, Launches VizioPrime™ 6K Perception Radar at CES 2024, Creating 1km Safety Cocoon for Vehicles

Automotive and Mobility Safety Company, Provizio, Launches VizioPrime™ 6K Perception Radar at CES 2024, Creating  1km Safety Cocoon for Vehicles 

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Las Vegas, 9th January, 2024Provizio, the leading vehicle perception company, has announced the launch of its newest product, VizioPrime™ 6K, at this year’s CES event which kicked off today in Las Vegas. VizioPrime™ 6K is a software defined Imaging Radar perception solution that enables the next generation of L3+ ADAS and Autonomous Driving features at scale.

This groundbreaking innovation revolutionises imaging radar performance, allowing Provizio’s OEM partners to deliver L3+ ADAS and AD without costly and obtrusive LiDAR sensors. VizioPrime™ 6K, the super-resolution digital imaging radar, allows for increased ability to distinguish the difference between adjacent objects, such as cars and pedestrians, in addition to small object detection such as tyres at ultra-long distances. This is achieved with proprietary active antenna technologies, modulation schemes and sparse array designs to vastly expand the antenna resolution at a minimal cost.

“This advancement is a step forward, not only for Provizio but the automotive industry as a whole. Historically some within the automotive industry have been pushing for autonomy, before the tech has been safe to do so - our work at Provizio is reversing this past trend, and setting things right with scalable and cost effective perception. Our belief is that driver safety is paramount, and pioneering innovations centred around this principle will result in impactful transformations in road safety. This goes beyond roads - the technology has already been deployed to make agriculture, industrial machines and mining safer,”  said Barry Lunn, CEO at Provizio, on today’s announcement. 

“The performance characteristics within VizioPrime™ 6K go beyond any active sensors available on the market to date - this is across range, resolution, perception and all-weather performance. Combining the established robustness of radar with extraordinary resolution, VizioPrime™ eliminates the need for obtrusive LiDAR sensors to unlock vehicle autonomy. Another significant aspect of this product is its cost-effectiveness. We want to make this technology accessible for everyone - because if it's not for everyone, it is for no one,” added Dr. Scott Thayer, Perception at Provizio. 

The product is designed to be a primary forward facing active sensor delivering high resolution and accurate 4D data (range, azimuth, elevation and velocity), in addition to  DSP and AI/ML enabled perception, giving it a 5th Dimension. Performance characteristics include perception performance out to >600m, < 0.5° angular resolution and 5cm range resolution. The sensors’ field of view is 120° x 40° and coupled with VizioPlex™ surround radars and 5D Perception® software delivers a 1km safety cocoon around the vehicle. 

Additional technological advancements included in this latest product from the Provizio team include patent protected MIMSO® Active Antenna design which utilises our proprietary chip technology which enables the extraction of 30x more resolution from each physical radar channel, delivering unmatched resolution with 12x less hardware and a subsequent reduction of costs. The product’s patent protected SPTDMA® multiplexing technique improves the resolution, clarity and range available for users, while the 5D Perception® algorithms and neural nets further improve the sensor performance at the signal level, delivering key perception building blocks such as radar-based SLAM, object classification and tracking, and free space mapping. 

“What sets Provizio apart is its innovative approach to radar technology; while radar itself is a well-known concept, Provizio takes it a step further by integrating imaging radar technology with advanced perception capabilities. Radar's imaging capability combined with its cost-effectiveness and reliability have positioned it as a crucial player in safeguarding our roads, eliminating traffic fatalities and addressing the shortcomings of current vehicle autonomy systems. A hidden super power of imaging radar is that it can be mounted inside a vehicle's bumper allowing 360° imaging without negatively impacting vehicle styling. The introduction of VizioPrime™ 6K reinforces the role of radar technology in proactively preventing untoward incidents, and spearheads the direction in which the automotive industry is heading,said Carl Jackson, Head of Corporate Strategy at Provizio. 

Founded by a group of industry experts and entrepreneurs in 2019, the Provizio team is made up of experts in robotics, AI, and vision and radar sensor development. Provizio’s 5D Perception® driving platform offers OEMs the fastest and most reliable path to Level 3+ automation as part of the company’s mission to eliminate all road accidents and deliver a safe path to autonomy. The platform offers the fastest, lowest cost and most reliable path to perception delivering vehicle safety and ubiquitous autonomy; this latest advancement is furthering Provizio’s progress in reaching this goal. 

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Live Demos of 5D Perception® will be ongoing throughout CES. Should you wish to take part in a live demonstration please respond for arrangement. Should you wish to speak with representatives from Provizio about the product or any other aspects of Provizio’s mission,  they will be located at Westgate Hotel (North Tower Entrance) Suite 4118 (Floor 4, Room 118) - 3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109. Please let me know in advance. 

About Provizio:

Provizio was founded by a team of automotive and aerospace industry veterans with a mission to use advanced technology to eradicate road crashes and deliver a safe, scalable path to autonomy. 

Previous to Provizio, our team built products that NASA described as “awesome” and the world’s leading autonomous driving group described as “the gold standard” in automotive radar. Its 5D Perception® Driving Platform utilises proprietary surround 5D Perception® Radar sensors fused with vision systems and other best-in-class sensors to see further, wider and through obstacles, detecting danger in all-weather conditions allowing OEM partners to apply predictive analytics in real-time to augment driver behaviour and deliver safer outcomes.

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