8 January, 2024

FORVIA and Smart Eye join forces on groundbreaking emotion AI demo at CES 2024

FORVIA, France’s major and the world’s 7th-largest automotive technology supplier, and Smart Eye, the leading provider of Human Insight AI to the automotive industry, today announced a trailblazing demonstration of in-vehicle Emotion AI during CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

Combining Emotion AI technology first pioneered by Affectiva, a Smart Eye company, with FORVIA’s state-of-the-art cameras, the demo of this production-ready system will spotlight two groundbreaking use cases. First, it will unveil how a vehicle’s ambiance can be altered to create full immersive experience according to the detected emotions of its occupants. The second use case will integrate Emotion AI with in-car entertainment systems and connected experience, recommending content based on the passengers’ emotional state – ensuring both safety and personalization.

Last year, FORVIA and Smart Eye were chosen by a global automotive manufacturer to integrate FORVIA’s top-tier cameras with Smart Eye’s industry-leading DMS (Driver Monitoring System) software into upcoming car models. This design win underscores the robustness and innovation of their combined tech offerings.

The joint demonstration at CES 2024 further deepens the partnership between Smart Eye and FORVIA. Embracing FORVIA’s philosophy of “IQ (Intelligence quotient) and EQ (Emotional quotient) in motion,” both companies share a commitment to collaborate on technology that extends beyond safety, paving the way for more empathetic and human-centric mobility in the future.

“As we work on winning business together as partners, we also focus on bringing new experience inside the cockpit and breakthrough solutions to enhance safe & digital mobility,” said Vanessa Picron, Vice-President, Automated Driving and Strategy at FORVIA.

“While the future demands cars to be smart and safe, we believe an infusion of empathy is essential,” said Tara Akhavan, Innovation & Ecosystems Director at FORVIA. “A car that recognizes and responds to human emotion is a car that truly understands its passengers. Teaming up with Smart Eye enables us to seamlessly blend IQ with EQ, aligning safety with compassion.”

“The demo at CES 2024 is not just a technological milestone for Smart Eye but a testament to our thriving partnership with FORVIA,” said Martin Krantz, CEO and Founder of Smart Eye. ”Together, we are not only shaping the future of automotive tech but ensuring that a deep understanding of human behavior and emotions remains at its core”

Smart Eye and FORVIA’s joint Emotion AI demo will be showcased at FORVIA’s booth during CES 2024, January 9-12, in Las Vegas.

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About FORVIA, whose mission is: “We pioneer technology for mobility experiences that matter to people”.

FORVIA, 7th global automotive technology supplier, comprises the complementary technology and industrial strengths of Faurecia and HELLA. With over 290 industrial sites and 76 R&D centers, over 150,000 people, including more than 15,000 R&D engineers across 40+ countries, FORVIA provides a unique and comprehensive approach to the automotive challenges of today and tomorrow. Composed of 6 business groups and a strong IP portfolio of over 14,000 patents, FORVIA is focused on becoming the preferred innovation and integration partner for OEMS worldwide. In 2022, the Group achieved a consolidated revenue of 25.5 billion euros. FORVIA SE is listed on the Euronext Paris market under the FRVIA mnemonic code and is a component of the CAC Next 20 and CAC SBT 1.5° indices. FORVIA aims to be a change maker committed to foreseeing and making the mobility transformation happen. www.forvia.com

About Smart Eye

Smart Eye is the leading provider of Human Insight AI, technology that understands, supports and predicts human behavior in complex environments. The company is on a mission to bridge the gap between humans and machines for a safe and sustainable future. Supported by Affectiva and iMotions – companies it acquired in 2021 – Smart Eye’s multimodal software and hardware solutions provide unparalleled insight into human behavior.

In automotive, Smart Eye provides the world’s leading driver monitoring systems and next generation interior sensing solutions that improve road safety and the mobility experience. The company also offers complete hardware and software driver monitoring systems for fleet aftermarket installation and for small-volume OEMs.

Built on two decades of automotive experience, Smart Eye’s technology has been proven by 315 design wins from 21 of the world’s leading car manufacturers, including BMW, Polestar and Volvo. Smart Eye’s driver monitoring software is already included in more than 1,000,000 cars on the road today.

Smart Eye was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, China and Japan.

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