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ISORG : Isorg is a one-stop provider of security solutions for various market.AI VS WILD : Keeping artificial intelligence. Safe from malicious attacks.DEEP RED : Advanced reasoning changes. The software trust landscape.MAXENS : Maximizing Haptic SensationsANTENEO : New antenna designs. For precision GNSS everywhere.LIFI-MULTICELL : The world's first smart orchestrator for interference-free lifi networks
Isorg is present in Grenoble, France (technology and application development), Limoges, France (manufacturing), and Asia (sales and application support). The company offers its customers a complete solution from a single provider.The company plans to leverage its strong know-how of sensor technology to become the leading provider of printed-electronicsbased optoelectronic systems and also complete large-area-imagesensor solutions for the markets the company serves.
Isorg’s sensor system can be built on a plastic substrate, which means that the product can be shaped to facilitate integration into a variety of products. This makes it ideal for mobility applications that require authentication with a high degree of security. These include smartphones and mobile police scanners, automotive systems, ID verification for electric bike or scooter solutions, and more.
AI is a major driver of transformation in transportation andmobility. Yet, for AI to be widely adopted, autonomousvehicles must be able to guarantee robust operations evenwhen under attacks. Besides AI applies to much more than justdriving—AI must be able to offer a sufficient degree of securityin all of the areas in which it will affect mobility. These includeembedded transportation services, personal safety, smart citysolutions, and any other services likely to use customer data.
For over ten years, CEA teams have been developing and implementing advanced reasoning methods to perform software analysis. Born to keep up with the demanding requirements of safety-critical control systems, these technologies carry out complex verifications over both source and binary codes.Our approach was initially focused on providing strong guarantees towards the resilience of critical software components against cyber-attacks, while automating a large part of the tedious tasks of cybersecurity audits.Our technologies are now sufficiently mature to consider moving beyond critical embedded systems, towards large-scale digital systems with extended applications covering the entire supply chain.Such tools provide unprecedented assistance to software developers and integrators across all industries, enabling them to consistently deliver high-assurance bulletproof systems.
Software performs a large amount of functions in modern mobility systems:from communications to entertainment, to drive-by-wire and autonomousdecision-making. DeepRed shows how these complex digital environments andtheir supply chains are difficult to secure without extremely powerful reasoning capabilities, backing the industry’s cybersecurity experts.
Haptic refers to the modality of touch as well as to complementarysensory feedback. Haptic interfaces allow human operators to sense and manipulate computer-generated or tele-operated environments through mechanical actuators, ideally with maximum transparency.Active or passive haptic devices, depending on the nature of the actuators (motors or brakes), generate different haptic stimuli according to application’s needs (forces and velocities, force dissipation, stability and safety).MAXENS has been designed as a two-degree-of-freedom hybrid interface using magnetorheological fluid (MRF) brakes and motors. Subjected to a magnetic field, the fluid greatly increases its apparent viscosity, becoming a viscoelastic solid. Importantly, the yield stress of the fluid in its active state can be controlled very accurately by varying the magnetic field intensity. The fluid’s ability to transmit force gives rise to many possible control-based applications.MRF-based haptic systems offers unique performance in terms of high transparency (low friction), high blocking force (virtual wall effect), high reactivity and dynamics (real-time applications), robustness (compatibility with temperature and vibration environment), all this in compact designs.
MAXENS is a newgeneration multifunctional haptic controller that can be used as a driver/operator assistance system in a variety of vehicles, e.g.:• trains,• trams,• boats,• airplanes,• helicopters,• tractors.It can also be used in control rooms for monitoring future urban air mobility.
Anteneo is bringing precision GNSS to the mass market. We customize our antenna designs to meet specific requirements (radiation pattern, frequency, antenna placement), and then license these turnkey designs out to manufacturers. Our designs are backed by product integration support services.
Multi-frequency GNSS is a stand-alone precision geolocation solution, makingit an effective response to mobility-related needs, from ADAS and asset tracking, to free-floating shared vehicles and driverless cars. Anteneo takes the headaches out of antenna integration, one of the major hurdles to the widespread adoption of highprecision GNSS.
LiFi is a great alternative to WiFi. But there is still a technical challenge to address before being massively deployed: interference management between light sources.At CES 2020, CEA-Leti will showcase the first-ever multi-cell solution with centralized management of interference between lighting zones.This solution offers a number of advantages that promise to giveLiFi the boost it deserves:• The ability to cover large infrastructures• Uninterrupted connectivity on the move• High data-transmission rates: 150 Mb/s over distances upto 3 meters by LED• Fair allocation of resources between interferred and noninterferredusers
LiFi-multicell is the first- ever smart interference orchestrator. It can enhance existing solutions by supporting users mobility within a network of light sourcesto ensure optimal data rates among users.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.