Arbe Robotics, an Israeli startup developing a high-resolution radar system to help those vehicles detect and identify objects, has raised $9 million to help see itself to its first in-car trials in the next year or two. There are five of these trials in the works right now, according to founder and CEO Kobi Marenko- all in the US with large partners.
The significant factor that is attracting everyone to Arbe’s system is that, the company has developed an intelligent software and a radar that work regardless of exterior conditions, to provide the most accurate results not just in terms of seeing objects but being able to identify what they actually are.
Arbe’s 2 main components developed by itself are, an ultra high resolution radar; and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), algorithms that provide improved target separation and enhanced resolution, and remove false alarms that confuse systems and lead to malfunctions and accidents, with work in a 4D imaging system.
One big challenge for Arbe and others in its field is to see how well they can scale what they are building: the name of the game will be unit costs and the ability to mass produce their technology.