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Smart Eye, the leader in AI-based eye-tracking, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Affectiva, the pioneer of Emotion AI and Human Perception AI, per the agreement that was announced on May 25, 2021. The newly merged company has formed a global AI powerhouse that will lead and accelerate the growth and development of software for automotive Interior Sensing, Media Analytics, Human Factors Research and other adjacent markets.
Post-closing, Smart Eye and Affectiva are focused on combining their complimentary teams and technologies to deliver an advanced Interior Sensing platform, using machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and massive amounts of real-world data to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening inside a vehicle. This solution will not only improve automotive safety, saving human lives around the world, it will also provide differentiated mobility experiences that enhance wellness, comfort and entertainment.
The combined company will continue to deliver innovative Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS), building on Smart Eye’s proven leadership in this space. Already, Smart Eye has achieved a stronghold in the DMS market through 84 production contracts with 13 OEMs.
Now, in order to meet the regulatory requirements and industry demands for not only driver monitoring, but holistic cabin and occupant monitoring, the newly merged company will combine its industry-leading technologies to deliver a new Interior Sensing platform that will position them to successfully bid on the Interior Sensing contracts that OEMs and Tier 1s are putting out for bid.
These new capabilities will be on display at CES 2022, where Smart Eye will have a larger booth (#6942) in the new CES West Hall that will be focused on automotive tech. Demos will be available to select clients, partners, investors and media. Smart Eye will announce more details about the company’s presence at CES 2022 this Fall.