Orbital Insight has launched multiclass object detection algorithms within its GO platform. It uses advanced computer vision algorithms to identify and differentiate between classes of ships, aircraft and vehicles within satellite imagery. The state-of-the-art multiclass ship detection algorithms will bring immediate benefits to the defense and intelligence community for security, supply chain and other critical needs.
Orbital Insight’s flagship GO platform is purpose-built for the DoD/Intelligence Community to deliver insights in a cloud-agnostic, secure and readily deployable environment. It combines information from the world’s sensors— including satellite, aerial, AIS and IoT devices—to analyze economic, societal and environmental trends at scale. www.orbitalinsight.com
ST Engineering Ventures Pte Ltd has led a US$30m Series A round in Israel-based hiSky Ltd., developer and provider of affordable and agile satellite Internet of Things (IoT) networks and solutions, with participation from SDF (Strategic Development Fund), the investment arm of Tawazun Holding, and hiSky’s existing shareholders. The investment in hiSky enables ST Engineering iDirect, to leverage the former’s cost-effective and easy-toinstall IoT network. www.hiskysat.com
Siemens Digital Industries Software and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announces an expansion of their collaboration, which combines Siemens’ deep industry expertise with cloud services from AWS to help industrial companies accelerate digital transformation in the cloud. Both plan to drive adoption of Siemens’ Xcelerator as a Service and make Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software, services, and application development platform more accessible, scalable, and flexible. www.sw.siemens.com
Collaboration between Sensible 4 Oy and MOOVE
GmbH Acollaboration between MOOVE GmbH and Sensible 4 Oy has been announced. Together the companies are aiming to bring a new self-driving serial-produced shuttle bus to the European market in 2023. Finnish selfdriving technology company Sensible 4 will automate the PeopleMover, a customizable vehicle that can carry up to 19 passengers. https://themoove.com
Targomo expands location analytics to 24 countries
Berlin-based location intelligence startup Targomo is in the midst an international expansion of its location analytics platform. Users now have access to information on locations in a total of 24 countries, seven of them outside Europe, and including the US. Much of Targomo’s expansion success is driven by German-based customers who are also taking advantage of the analytics platform in their international expansion, whether in retail, quick commerce, or planning for gyms, restaurant chains, and Ghost Kitchens. www.targomo.com
TomTom IndiGO is the world’s first open digital cockpit software platform for carmakers. It brings users’ digital lives and access to car functions seamlessly and safely into the in-dash experience. Itoffers a holistic user experience, performing as an extension of the driver’s digital life. The new digital cockpit platform recognizes the driver’s profile automatically from their phone, personalizing the driver menu with their preferences, apps, and syncing the driver’s calendar to guide them effortlessly to their next appointment. www.tomtom.com
Bharti backed OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, is launching 36 more satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This latest launch, and the 9th since December 2020, will bring OneWeb’s inorbit constellation to 394 satellites. This will represent 60 percent of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.
In the past month, OneWeb has signed distribution partner agreements with Airbus to provide LEO services for military and governmental use in Europe as well announcing a new Canadian-headquartered distribution partner, Network Innovations and Vocus to expand enterprise connectivity in Australia. https://oneweb.net
KPIT Technologies, dSPACE, and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a unique solution for OEMs and Tier-1s seeking homologation (self-certification in the USA) for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.
Certification for autonomous vehicles requires millions of miles of testing, which can only be achieved through data-driven simulation., This is a fairly new field that requires multiple skills and tools to manage petabytes of data (e.g., domain expertise, software development capabilities, unique tools, and infrastructure). A collaborative approach among experts in infrastructure, autonomous driving, and solution expertise will deliver efficiency and effectiveness through a one-stop solution for OEMs, thereby optimizing technology spends. KPIT, dSPACE, and Microsoft combine all of these competencies to provide a one-stop solution for the mobility industry. www.kpit.com