As you can imagine, my job as managing director of a development partner for global champions does not fully occupy me. That’s why I do more besides that.
Among other things, I have a stake in a company that develops software for autonomous vehicles. Strictly speaking: Software for sensors that will make autonomous vehicles possible in the first place. The company is called MYESTRO, is based in Karlsruhe and has been on the market for almost six years. I founded it with two – brilliant – business partners. The road is difficult, I admit. To build autonomous vehicles, you need patience.
Here you can see a photo of an autonomous “Roman chariot” 🙂 It is a demonstrator that MYESTRO showed at the last “Embedded”. We are convinced that the technology built into it is the ultimate solution for all image processing sensors in autonomous vehicles. At least according to the laws of optics known today. Our thesis is therefore that this is the future of autonomous driving.
To the best of our knowledge, MYESTRO is the only company in the world that can use mechanically decoupled cameras at any distance as stereo cameras because a unique algorithm recalibrates them in real time.
MYESTRO has a unique technology to make stereoscopy with fish eye cameras and thus to make a much better “all-round view” possible.
MYESTRO has fantastic algorithms that enable solutions image processing has never seen before.
MYESTRO has… no, wait. I don’t want to bore you with any more technical details.
So, another little anecdote: When I bought the Tesla, I called my business partner Jens and told him that I was on the autobahn by autopilot.
He reacted in horror: “Why would you do something like that?!”
I was perplexed: “Well, everyone is talking about it, I want to experience it myself and get to know it. I need to know what’s happening out there.”
He says, “Okay, listen to me. I’ll explain it to you again: The way Tesla did it, is limited regarding physics! I am convinced of that. No matter how many AI and so you put in, with the approach used today “pattern recognition” you’ll reach the limits again and again. And you know: my goal is to develop a system that has no physical boundaries. “
I don’t want to give you this lecture now, because I’m not sure how far you are on a nerd scale of 1-10. In the meantime, you can find more information on http://myestro.de/en/.
PS: Of course, you can’t just upgrade your Dacia Logan to ADAS Level 5 with a retrofit kit. Target customers of MYESTRO are currently companies who want to make their cars, excavators, harvesters, cleaning vehicles etc. even more independent of drivers. Level 5 is still a long way off. Also, for the small but genius MYESTRO team 🙂