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The 2017 top ten automotive startups finalists announced

Winning companies to be recognized during AutoMobility LA in November


October 11, 2017
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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA have announced the finalists for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition (Top Ten) presented by Magna International, Inc.

Selected from nearly 300 applicants, the finalists were chosen based on criteria including the potential to impact the daily transportation and mobility needs from both a consumer and business perspective.

This year’s Top Ten startups range from enterprise carpooling and in-air hand controlled devices, to electric motorcycles and analytics software for commercial fleets.

The full list of the 2017 Top Ten finalists is as follows:

  1. Cerebri AI: Providers of patent-pending AI solutions to monetize a customer’s interactions with its vendors, utilizing the vast amounts of internal customer behavior and transaction data as well as external data.
  2. EV Safe Charge: Based in Los Angeles, EV Safe Charge provides nationwide safe, reliable and robust residential and commercial electric vehicle charging solutions.
  3. GhostWave: Providers of ADAS radars with two strategic technologies; immunity from mutual interference and a vehicle obstacle warning radar.
  4. GoKid: A complete carpool solution for schools, teams and active families.
    Innoviz Technologies, Ltd.: Developers of cutting-edge LiDAR remote sensing solutions to enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles.
  5. Mighty AI: Delivers the training data to build models for autonomous vehicles, computer vision and natural language.
  6. Neteera Technologies, Ltd.: Developers of Terahertz sensing technology, which has the flexibility to be used in varying applications to solve needs that have been flagged in different industries and markets.
    Ridecell: Providers of an end-to-end solution that supports all types of mobility-as-a-service offerings: car sharing, ridesharing, car rentals and even fixed route services.
  7. SPLT: An enterprise carpooling solution which leverages urban technology to reduce inefficiencies in transportation.
  8. WayRay: Developer of holographic augmented reality technologies for advanced connected cars.

The winning Top Ten startups receive exclusive access to AutoMobility LA, exhibit space inside the Technology Pavilion and tickets to the 2018 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference on AI and self-driving cars. The finalists will also be recognized in front of 25,000 media professionals, influential thought-leaders, automakers, tech titans, designers, developers, investors, dealers, government officials, analysts, fellow startups and more.

The Top Ten is also introducing a new award this year in conjunction with the Top Ten prizes. Presented by technology giant NVIDIA, the best automotive startup using AI will be announced during AutoMobility LA 2017. The winning company will receive NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI car computing platform and EB robinos open software framework.

The 2017 Top Ten will be narrowed down from ten to three later this month followed by a grand prize winner being determined on November 28 during AutoMobility LA. The grand prize winner will participate in an advisory session with the judges, as well as receive significant prizes – including a $15,000 cash award – to help further grow their business. All winners are chosen by the competition’s esteemed panel of judges, comprised of executives from Elektrobit, and the LA Auto Show executive team, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Porsche Consulting, and Time Inc.’s The Drive.