Wood Mackenzie appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Simon Crowe, formerly of ERM, brings sustainability and energy industry experience

Headshot of Simon Crowe

Headshot of Simon Crowe, CFO at Wood Mackenzie.

LONDON and HOUSTON and SINGAPORE, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wood Mackenzie, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has appointed Simon Crowe to its global executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 27th March.

Simon brings a wealth of experience in private and public companies in the US, Europe and Asia. He joins Wood Mackenzie after nearly five years as CFO of ERM, the world’s largest Sustainability and Environmental Consultancy where he played a key role in their rapid growth, diversification, and successful investment from KKR.

Commenting on Simon’s appointment, Mark Brinin, CEO of Wood Mackenzie said: “Simon is a commercially minded CFO, with a breadth of international experience, having worked with private equity backed ERM and companies listed on New York, London and European stock exchanges. He has strong financial management and strategic leadership skills. Simon’s diverse background in environmental consulting and global energy markets brings deep knowledge of our end markets. His considerable experience will benefit the future success of Wood Mackenzie. We are delighted that he has chosen to join us.”

“He is well qualified to help the team build on its decades of leadership and innovation in the energy industry. It is an exciting time to join Wood Mackenzie as the company is well positioned to expand and enhance the critical insights provided to its growing customer base across the entire energy and renewables value chain,” Brinin added.

Simon Crowe, CFO, commented: “I am really excited about joining the Wood Mackenzie team. The global energy, renewables and commodity markets are in transition to net zero and Wood Mackenzie has a new strategic partner in Veritas Capital. The world will be increasingly reliant on the critical insights, data and knowledge that Wood Mackenzie’s research and consulting teams have developed over the last 50 years. I am looking forward to working with a first-class global team and helping to drive the growth agenda.”

EDITOR’S NOTES
View the full Wood Mackenzie executive leadership team here.
Read the press release announcing Veritas Capital’s acquisition of Wood Mackenzie in February here.

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About Veritas Capital 
Veritas is a longstanding technology investor with over $40 billion of assets under management and a focus on companies operating at the intersection of technology and government. The firm invests in companies that provide critical products, software, and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. Leveraging technology to make a positive impact across vitally important areas, such as healthcare, education, and national security, is core to the firm. Veritas is a proud steward of national assets, improving the quality of healthcare while reducing cost, advancing our educational system, and protecting our nation and allies. For more information, visit www.veritascapital.com.

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Classic Parade announces its incorporation as an LTD company

Classic Parade announces its incorporation as an LTD company

Classic Parade is now an LTD company that has financial backing from Qatari investors.

LONDON, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After 20 years under family ownership, Classic Parade, a hypercar hire company in London, will now effective immediately become an LTD company that has financial backing from Qatari investors.

This move comes from a strategic business decision to focus on growth beyond the United Kingdom. Currently, Classic Parade services luxury hypercar hire customers all over the UK, but with the revitalizing investment from its new owners, it aims to become the premium hypercar hire company that services all of Europe. No other luxury supercar for-hire provider serves that large of a geographical location in the area; Classic Parade will be the first.

Its existing portfolio of vehicles is vast, including well-known brands in the luxury vehicle community such as Ferrari, McLaren, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Audi, and more. A hire agreement can be completed in as little as 24 hours, making it possible to get a next-day hypercar hire in the UK. With these same services offered in all of Europe, Classic Parade will expand its fleet to meet the demand of its growing customer base. All of the available vehicles can be found on Classic Parade’s website, but a brief snapshot of the Classic Parade fleet is as follows:

  • Ferrari SF90 Stradale: The Ferrari SF90 Stradale has impressive power with 986 bhp. In a bold red color, this is one of the most sought-after vehicles today.
  • McLaren Speedtail: The sleek body of this vehicle offers aerodynamics and its 1050 bhp is a selling point for many customers.
  • Lamborghini Sian: With a daily rate of £6000, this model sits at the top tier of available Lamborghinis. It features 808 bhp and goes from 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds.
  • Porsche 918 Spyder: With a price of £3500 per day, drivers can test out the Porsche 918 Spyder’s ability to get from 0-60 MPH in 2.2 seconds.

Supercar hires have a range of price points, with each agreement requiring a security deposit. When the vehicle is returned to Classic Parade in good condition, the security deposit will be refunded to the customers. Every agreement includes self-drive hire insurance for 2 drivers, though drivers must be at least 25 years of age to drive vehicles hired from Classic Parade.

Expanding with a phased approach, Classic Parade will provide updates when servicing starts for locations around Europe. Once up and running, these locations will be able to access 24-hour service and deliveries any day of the week.

Another service that will be available to customers in all of Europe is the “Try Before You Buy” Program, which connects potential buyers with the vehicles they are interested in before they permanently purchase those vehicles. Prior to investing in an expensive vehicle, Classic Parade’s customers can drive the same luxury vehicle for any length of time. Flexible hire terms and customized pricing packages make this possible.

Those interested in hiring a supercar from Classic Parade in the UK can reach out to rent@classicparade.co.uk or +44 (0) 333 355 3595. There are no hires available in other locations, but as that changes, updates can be found here. The Classic Parade team is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer questions or finalize supercar hire details for customers in the UK.

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Zoom announces the expansion of Zoom IQ, the smart companion that empowers collaboration and unlocks potential

Zoom uses OpenAI technologies to bolster a unique federated approach to AI based on flexibility

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at Enterprise Connect, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced the expansion of Zoom IQ, a smart companion that empowers collaboration and unlocks people’s potential by summarizing chat threads, organizing ideas, drafting content for chats, emails, and whiteboard sessions, creating meeting agendas, and more. The company also announced it will use OpenAI to bolster its unique federated approach to AI based on flexibility.

Zoom’s federated approach to AI leverages its own proprietary AI models, those from leading AI companies– such as OpenAI –and select customers’ own models. With this flexibility to incorporate multiple types of models, Zoom’s goal is to provide the most value for its customers’ diverse needs. These models can also be customized to perform better for a customer, based on their vocabulary and requirements.

“Zoom has long built AI solutions into our products to empower customers to be more productive,” said Smita Hashim, chief product officer at Zoom. “We are excited to bring many more capabilities with new large language models. Our unique approach to AI will give customers the flexibility they want and help significantly improve collaboration and customer relations.”

In today’s work environment, workers find it increasingly difficult to balance workday priorities between emails, team chats, meetings, and project management tasks. Teams are also looking for ways to better co-create effectively in real-time. To help solve these challenges, Zoom IQ will have a host of new capabilities scheduled to release soon, including:

  • Zoom IQ chat compose: Zoom Team Chat users can soon use the compose feature to help compose messages based on conversational context in addition to changing message tone to customize suggested responses.
  • Zoom IQ email compose: Harnessing the power of Generative AI, users will get email draft suggestions in response to the conversational context from prior Zoom Meetings, Zoom Phone calls, and email threads. Available initially in Zoom IQ for Sales.
  • Zoom IQ meeting summary: Generate a summary, capture next steps, and share via Team Chat, Zoom Calendar, and email without recording the conversation, so those who didn’t attend will no longer have to sit through lengthy recordings.

Additionally at Enterprise Connect, Zoom is showcasing the following innovations to make teamwork more meaningful and strengthen customer relationships:

  • Zoom Huddles (formerly Zoom Spots) is a new video-enabled virtual coworking space designed to foster ad-hoc discussions and relationship building, to replicate the “working alongside” aspect of an open office and encourage free-form video-first conversations. Zoom Huddles is now available globally for customers to request early access by visiting the product page.
  • Intelligent Director uses multiple cameras in a Zoom Room to determine the best angle of the individuals in the room to display within the meeting. With high-quality, reliable video and voice, Intelligent Director also provides a best-in-class experience for remote participants. Available in beta soon.
  • Zoom Scheduler makes it easy to find the perfect time for meetings by sharing the host’s availability so others (even external participants) can conveniently book appointments. Zoom Scheduler reduces the back-and-forth hassle of manual scheduling by placing a meeting on the host’s calendar with a Zoom Meetings link already included, saving both participants time. Zoom Scheduler works seamlessly with Zoom Meetings and Zoom Mail and Calendar, and integrates with Google Calendar and Microsoft 365, so hosts can use their preferred calendar.

Additional Resources:

About Zoom
Zoom is an all-in-one intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic for businesses and individuals. Zoom technology puts people at the center, enabling meaningful connections, facilitating modern collaboration, and driving human innovation through solutions like team chat, phone, meetings, omnichannel cloud contact center, smart recordings, whiteboard, and more, in one offering. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

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bioLytical Laboratories Inc. Receives Health Canada Authorization for its INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. announced today that it has launched its INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test for professional use in Canada

INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test

INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test Package

  • bioLytical has received Health Canada authorization to sell its INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test across Canada for professional use in point-of-care settings
  • By providing results for two infections with only one sample, the test helps reduce test anxiety for patients by allowing healthcare professionals to test more people in less time
  • The test is portable and can be performed in a multitude of settings with easy-to-understand results
  • As part of the Health Canada review and authorization, the submission included clinical data from the two-year PoSH Study led by researchers at the University of Alberta and St. Michael’s Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto
  • Test performance in clinical studies demonstrated high accuracy, with industry-leading sensitivity and specificity
  • bioLytical’s quality system is MDSAP: ISO 13485 certified

RICHMOND, British Columbia, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — bioLytical Laboratories Inc. (“bioLytical”), a global leader in rapid in-vitro medical diagnostics, announced today that it has received Health Canada authorization for its INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test, allowing its immediate entry into the Canadian market. Furthermore, bioLytical is working on a self-test version to ensure Canadians of all demographics can access regular and early testing for both infections, where and when it works best for them.

“I am proud to lead a team of hardworking and innovative individuals who consistently push the boundaries of what is possible,” says Rob Mackie, CEO of bioLytical. “Our continued dedication to excellence allowed us to achieve this remarkable milestone that will help Canadians across all demographics access early testing in various settings.”

As a well-known leader in global HIV testing with its innovative INSTI® HIV-1/2 Antibody Test, authorized by Health Canada for both professional and self-testing use, bioLytical has leveraged its proprietary INSTI® technology to develop the INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test, first approved and in use across Europe and Africa since 2016.

The test is designed to detect both HIV-1/2 and syphilis antibodies with one sample using a simple fingerprick method to deliver accurate results in one minute or less. Mobile and simple to use, INSTI® allows healthcare professionals to test in various environments, providing flexible options for persons that face barriers to accessing healthcare.

As part of Health Canada’s review and subsequent authorization, the two-year Point of Care Tests for Syphilis and HIV (PoSH) Study, completed between August 2020 and February 2022, was included in the submission process. The Study, led by researchers at the University of Alberta and St. Michael’s hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto, showcased the importance of regular and frequent testing to help connect patients to care. Due to the real-time results that the innovative INSTI® platform provides, those who tested positive for HIV were either linked or relinked to care, and of those that tested positive for active syphilis, the majority (87.4%) were treated immediately following point-of-care test results, and the remaining participants were treated within a median of four days.

Syphilis is a serious health issue that can lead to long-term health consequences if left untreated. Canada is currently experiencing unprecedented syphilis infection rates, with a 166% nationwide increase from 2017-2021. Rates have increased across all demographics, with new infections increasing by 20% between 2020 and 2021 despite decreased access to STBBI services during the pandemic. Furthermore, there is a growing concern about increasing congenital syphilis, with a 1271% increase in the same period.

With an estimated 62,790 persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Canada and with an estimated 1,520 new HIV infections annually, co-infection with syphilis and HIV is a growing concern. While both infections can affect anyone, having a STI such as syphilis increases the chance of acquiring HIV and in PLWH, increases the chances of passing on HIV. Additionally, syphilis sores or ulcers can allow HIV and other STIs to enter the body.

Rapid testing is instrumental in ending HIV and syphilis as public health threats. Regular and early access to testing allows medical professionals to offer early interventions by quickly connecting patients to care and support, reducing onward transmission, and increasing awareness of prevention methods.

If syphilis is diagnosed within a year of infection, it can usually be treated with a single injection of medication. HIV treatment has also progressed significantly since the virus was identified over 40 years ago, allowing persons living with HIV to lead long and healthy lives on treatment. Creating a test that can identify both infections with a single sample helps ensure that Canadians can connect to care quickly and equitably. The INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test is an innovative and efficient approach to increasing access to early and regular testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in Canada.

“With the rise of syphilis in Canada, including the concerning increase in congenital syphilis, there is an urgent need for a fast and reliable rapid diagnostic test,” said Mackie. “With the development of a highly accurate and innovative one-minute test, INSTI® allows Canadians to learn their status to two infections with only one drop of blood, helping more Canadians access testing, learn their status, and connect to care.”

bioLytical will manufacture the INSTI® Multiplex HIV-1/2 Syphilis Antibody Test in its MDSAP: ISO 13485-certified facility in British Columbia to sell and distribute across Canada. As a global leader in ultra-rapid infectious disease diagnostics, bioLytical is working to ensure our test kits are available to Canadians so they can know their status.

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian company focused on researching, developing, and commercializing rapid in-vitro medical diagnostics using its proprietary INSTI® technology platform and its lateral flow line, iStatis. bioLytical has won several local and industry awards, including B.C. Exporter of the Year in 2019. We have been named Lifesciences B.C.’s Growth Stage Med Tech Company of the Year and featured on B.C.’s Fastest-Growing Companies for six years, including the Globe and Mail’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2020. bioLytical moved to a significantly larger, state-of-the-art facility in Richmond, B.C., in 2020 to accommodate the extraordinary growth achieved through our team. Providing accurate results in one minute or less, the INSTI® range includes the INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test, INSTI® Multiplex HIV Syphilis Ab Test, INSTI® HIV Self Test, INSTI® Covid-19 Antibody Test, and the INSTI® HCV Antibody Test. bioLytical sells its products in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. In 2022, bioLytical launched iStatis, its new lateral flow testing platform, to create additional access to testing worldwide.

By delivering accurate results in real-time, INSTI® and iStatis generate meaningful outcomes for medical professionals, patients, and public health organizations worldwide and is a key partner in tackling some of the world’s most severe healthcare challenges. Please visit www.istatis.com and www.insti.com, and www.biolytical.com for more information.

References

CATIE: https://www.catie.ca/syphilis-0
PHAC: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/reports-publications/canada-communicable-disease-report-ccdr/monthly-issue/2022-48/issue-11-12-november-december-2022/infectious-congenital-syphilis-canada-2021.html
PHAC: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/estimates-hiv-incidence-prevalence-canada-meeting-90-90-90-targets-2020.html

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LeddarTech Releases LeddarVision Premium Surround, Its Latest Low-Level Fusion and Perception Product, to Support Automotive Level 2/2+ ADAS Applications

LeddarTech’s award-winning LeddarVision solution

LeddarVision technology recognized at Tech.AD USA and CES 2023

QUEBEC CITY, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in providing the most flexible, robust and accurate ADAS and AD software technology, announces its third product launch since December with the LeddarVision™ Surround (LVS-2+). This product is a comprehensive fusion and perception software stack to support premium surround-view L2/L2+ ADAS highway assistance and 5-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022 safety applications.

LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+) is the latest low-level sensor fusion and perception product built on LeddarTech’s award-winning LeddarVision software. The LVS-2+ expands the company’s current product offering of the LeddarVision Front-Entry LVF-E and Front-High LVF-H. These products target entry- to premium-level ADAS applications.

The LVS-2+ efficiently extends the LVF front-view product family from a one-camera plus two to five-radar (1V2R-1V5R) sensor configuration to a five-camera plus five-radar (5V5R) configuration. This enhanced configuration supports ADAS functions such as traffic jam and highway assist applications, enabling automated lane changes, overtaking and extended speed range adaptive cruise control.

High-Performance and Cost-Effective

  • LeddarVision’s low-level fusion (LLF) technology pushes the performance envelope, extending the effective range of the sensors.
  • Low-level fusion optimally combines camera and radar modalities, achieving a high-performance system with reduced requirements per modality at a lower total sensing cost.
  • Superior accuracy in object separation and longitudinal position measurement on highways enables higher-performing adaptive cruise control implementation.
  • L2/L2+ highway assist, including adaptive cruise control up to 160 km/h, lane centering control, active lane change assist, traffic jam assist and highway assist (including auto-lane change support).

Safety

  • LVS-2+ addresses 5-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022 safety applications.
  • Includes a built-in redundancy feature to accommodate sensor failures, degradations and conflicts.
  • LVS-2+ supports global scene attributes detection for operational design domain (ODD) analysis, sensor coverage and health monitoring features.

Flexible and Scalable

  • A comprehensive surround-view fusion and perception software platform that supports entry-level to premium ADAS highway assist Level 2/2+ applications.

Samples available: Contact LeddarTech for “A” samples of the LVS-2+ and “A” samples of the LVF-E and LVF-H products. LVS-2+ “B” sample availability is planned for late Q3 2023.

“LeddarTech is committed to supporting automotive Tier 1-2 suppliers and OEMs with software solutions and products that support enhanced safety features and lower overall development costs,” stated the company’s CEO, Charles Boulanger. “In December, we released our LVF products for entry-level to premium ADAS safety and highway assistance L2/L2+ applications, and in keeping with our commitment to continual product development, our newest product LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+) further increases our software offering to our customers, with products that solve more safety issues with a scalable low-level fusion and perception software stack that offers higher performance at a lower cost,” Mr. Boulanger concluded.

LeddarTech launches the LVS-2+ officially at Automotive Tech.AD Berlin on March 27, 2023.

About LeddarTech

LeddarTech, a global software company founded in 2007, develops and provides comprehensive perception software solutions that enable the deployment of ADAS and autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech’s automotive-grade software applies advanced AI and computer vision algorithms to generate highly accurate 3D models of the environment, allowing for better decision making and safer navigation. This high-performance, scalable, cost-effective technology is leveraged by OEMs and Tier 1-2 suppliers to efficiently implement automotive and off-road vehicle ADAS solutions.

LeddarTech is responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 150 patents granted or applied for that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities. Better awareness around vehicle is critical in making global mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and affordable: this is what drives LeddarTech to become the most widely adopted sensor fusion and perception software solution.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Investor relations contact and website: InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/

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A LeddarTech lança o LeddarVision Premium Surround, seu mais recente produto de fusão de baixo nível e percepção, para apoiar as aplicações ADAS de nível 2/2+ no setor automotivo

CIDADE DO QUEBEC, March 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A LeddarTech®, líder mundial no fornecimento da mais flexível, robusta e precisa tecnologia de software ADAS e AD, anuncia seu terceiro lançamento de produtos desde dezembro com o LeddarVision™ Surround (LVS-2+). Esse produto é uma pilha de software abrangente de fusão e percepção para apoiar as aplicações de assistência rodoviária premium surround-view L2/L2+ ADAS e de segurança 5 estrelas NCAP 2025/GSR 2022.

O LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+) é o mais recente produto de baixo nível de fusão de sensores e percepção desenvolvido sobre o premiado software LeddarVision da LeddarTech. O LVS-2+ amplia a oferta atual de produtos da empresa da LeddarVision Front-Entry LVF-E e Front-High LVF-H. Esses produtos visam a entrada em aplicações ADAS de nível premium.

O LVS-2+ amplia eficientemente a família de produtos LVF de uma configuração de sensores com uma câmera mais dois a cinco radares (1V2R-1V5R) para uma configuração de cinco câmeras mais cinco radares (5V5R). Essa configuração aprimorada compatível com as funções ADAS, tais como engarrafamentos de trânsito e aplicações de assistência rodoviária, permitindo mudanças automáticas de faixa, ultrapassagens e controle de velocidade de cruzeiro adaptativo à faixa ampliada.

Alto desempenho e econômico

  • A tecnologia de fusão de baixo nível da LeddarVision (LLF) impulsiona o desempenho envolvente, ampliando o alcance efetivo dos sensores.
  • A fusão de baixo nível combina perfeitamente as modalidades de câmera e radar, alcançando um sistema de alto desempenho com requisitos reduzidos por modalidade a um custo total de detecção mais baixo.
  • A precisão superior na separação de objetos e medição da posição longitudinal em rodovias permite uma implementação de controle de cruzeiro adaptativo de maior desempenho.
  • A assistência rodoviária L2/L2+, incluindo o controle adaptativo de cruzeiro até 160 km/h, controle de centralização de faixa, assistência ativa de mudança de faixa, assistência em engarrafamentos de trânsito e assistência rodoviária (incluindo suporte de mudança automática de pista).

Segurança

  • O LVS-2+ aborda as aplicações de segurança 5 estrelas NCAP 2025/GSR 2022.
  • Inclui uma funcionalidade de redundância incorporada para acomodar falhas nos sensores, degradações e conflitos.
  • O LVS-2+ é compatível com a detecção de atributos de panorama global para análise do domínio de design operacional (ODD), cobertura de sensores e funcionalidades de monitoramento de saúde.

Flexível e Escalável

  • Uma plataforma de software abrangente de fusão e percepção de visão circundante que é compatível com aplicações de nível 2/2+ de assistência rodoviária ADAS premium.

Amostras disponíveis: Contacte a LeddarTech para obter amostras “A” dos produtos LVS-2+ e amostras “A” dos produtos LVF-E e LVF-H. A disponibilidade de amostras “B” do LVS-2+ está planejada para o final do 3.º trimestre de 2023.

“A LeddarTech está comprometida em apoiar os fornecedores automotivos de nível 1-2 e OEMs com soluções e produtos de software que são compatíveis com recursos de segurança aprimorados e custos de desenvolvimento mais baixos”, declarou o CEO da empresa, Charles Boulanger. “Em dezembro, lançamos nossos produtos LVF para aplicações L2/L2+ de segurança e assistência rodoviária ADAS premium, e de acordo com nosso compromisso com o desenvolvimento contínuo de produtos, nosso mais novo produto LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+) aumenta ainda mais nossa oferta de software para nossos clientes, com produtos que resolvem mais problemas de segurança com uma pilha de software escalável com fusão baixo nível e percepção que oferece maior desempenho a um custo menor”, concluiu o Sr. Boulanger.

A LeddarTech lança oficialmente o LVS-2+ na Automotive Tech.AD Berlim em 27 de março de 2023.

Sobre a LeddarTech

A LeddarTech, uma empresa global de software fundada em 2007, desenvolve e fornece soluções abrangentes de software de percepção que permitem a implantação de ADAS e aplicações de condução autônoma. O software de grau automotivo da LeddarTech aplica algoritmos avançados de IA e visão computadorizada para gerar modelos 3D altamente precisos do ambiente, permitindo uma melhor tomada de decisão e uma navegação mais segura. Essa tecnologia de alto desempenho, escalável e econômica é alavancada por OEMs e fornecedores de nível 1-2 para implementar eficientemente as soluções ADAS para veículos automotivos e off-road.

A LeddarTech é responsável por várias inovações de detecção remota, com mais de 150 patentes concedidas ou requeridas que melhoram as capacidades ADAS e AD. Uma melhor consciência em torno do veículo é fundamental para tornar a mobilidade global mais segura, mais eficiente, sustentável e acessível: isso é o que leva a LeddarTech a se tornar a solução de software de fusão de sensores e percepção mais amplamente adotada.

Informações adicionais sobre a LeddarTech estão acessíveis em www.leddartech.com e no LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook e YouTube.

Contato:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-Presidente, Marketing Global, Comunicações e Relações com Investidores, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contato de Relações com Investidores e site: InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
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LeddarTech lance LeddarVision « Surround », son dernier logiciel de fusion de bas niveau et de perception, dédié aux applications ADAS automobiles de niveau 2/2+

La solution LeddarVision de LeddarTech plusieurs fois primée

La technologie LeddarVision récompensée à Tech.AD USA et CES 2023

QUÉBEC, 27 mars 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, chef de file de calibre mondial dans les technologies logicielles pour systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD), annonce le lancement de son troisième produit depuis décembre avec le LeddarVision™ Surround (LVS-2+). Ce produit est une solution logicielle complète de fusion des données de capteurs et de perception dédiée aux applications ADAS haut de gamme de niveau 2/2+ d’aide à la conduite sur autoroute et de sécurité 5 étoiles NCAP 2025 et GSR 2022.

LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+) est le dernier-né des solutions de fusion bas niveau des données de capteurs et de perception développées autour du logiciel primé LeddarVision de LeddarTech. Le LVS-2+ élargit l’offre de produits actuelle de l’entreprise, s’ajoutant au LeddarVision LVF-E (d’entrée de gamme) et au LVF-H (de niveau premium), deux solutions à vue frontale qui visent les applications ADAS d’entrée de gamme à supérieures.

Le LVS-2+ étend efficacement la configuration de capteurs 1V2R-1V5R (c.-à-d., 1 caméra + 2 à 5 radars) de la famille de produits à vue frontale LVF à une configuration 5V5R (c.-à-d., 5 caméras + 5 radars). Cette configuration bonifiée prend en charge des fonctionnalités ADAS comme l’aide à la conduite en embouteillage et l’aide à la conduite sur autoroute en permettant le changement de voie automatisé, le dépassement ainsi que la régulation de vitesse adaptative sur une plus grande plage de vitesse.

Une solution à haute performance et économique

  • La technologie de fusion de bas niveau LeddarVision repousse les limites du progrès technologique en augmentant la portée effective des capteurs.
  • La technologie utilisée combine de manière optimale les modalités de la caméra et du radar en procurant une performance élevée tout en réduisant les exigences de chaque modalité et le coût total de la détection.
  • Une précision supérieure dans la séparation des objets et dans la mesure de la position longitudinale sur autoroute permet une mise en œuvre plus performante de la fonction de régulation de vitesse adaptative.
  • Assistance sur autoroute de niveau 2/2+, incluant les fonctions de régulation de vitesse adaptative jusqu’à 160 km/h, centrage sur la voie, assistance active au changement de voie, aide à la conduite en embouteillage et aide à la conduite sur autoroute, y compris l’assistance automatique au changement de voie.

Sécurité

  • Le LVS-2+ s’adresse aux applications répondant aux exigences de sécurité 5 étoiles NCAP 2025 et GSR 2022.
  • Comprend une fonction de redondance intégrée pour pallier les éventuelles défaillances ou dégradations des capteurs ou contradictions entre ces derniers.
  • Prend en charge la détection des attributs de la scène globale pour les fonctionnalités d’aide à l’analyse ODD, de vérification de l’état des capteurs et d’autodiagnostic.

Flexible et modulaire

  • Une plateforme logicielle de fusion de données et de perception complète à vue périphérique qui vise les applications ADAS de niveau 2/2+ d’entrée de gamme à supérieures d’aide à la conduite sur autoroute.

Échantillons disponibles : communiquez avec LeddarTech pour des échantillons « A » du LVS-2+ ou du LVF-E/LVF-H. La disponibilité de l’échantillon « B » du LVS-2+ est prévue pour la fin du troisième trimestre 2023.

« LeddarTech s’engage à soutenir les fournisseurs automobiles de rang 1 et 2 et les équipementiers avec des solutions et des produits logiciels qui supportent des fonctions de sécurité bonifiées et permettent de réduire les coûts de développement globaux », a déclaré le chef de la direction de l’entreprise, Charles Boulanger. « En décembre, nous avons lancé nos produits LVF, à vue frontale, destinés aux applications ADAS de niveau 2/2+ d’aide à la conduite sur autoroute. Conformément à notre engagement à l’égard du développement soutenu de nouveaux produits, notre toute dernière solution, LeddarVision Surround (LVS-2+), augmente encore notre offre logicielle pour nos clients avec des produits qui résolvent davantage de problèmes de sécurité grâce à un logiciel évolutif de fusion de bas niveau et de perception offrant des performances supérieures à moindre coût », a conclu M. Boulanger.

LeddarTech procédera au lancement officiel du LVS-2+ lors de l’événement Automotive Tech.AD Berlin le 27 mars 2023.

À propos de LeddarTech

LeddarTech, une entreprise mondiale de logiciels fondée en 2007, développe et propose des solutions de perception logicielles complètes qui permettent le déploiement d’applications ADAS et de conduite autonome. Le logiciel de classe automobile de LeddarTech applique l’intelligence artificielle avancée et des algorithmes de vision numérique afin de générer des modèles 3D précis de l’environnement, pour une meilleure prise de décision et une navigation plus sûre. Cette technologie performante, évolutive et économique, permet la mise en œuvre efficace de solutions ADAS pour véhicules automobiles et hors route par les équipementiers et fournisseurs de rang 1 et 2.

Détentrice de plus de 150 brevets accordés ou déposés, l’entreprise a contribué à plusieurs innovations liées à des applications de télédétection et qui améliorent les capacités des systèmes d’aide à la conduite et de conduite autonome. Une plus grande prise de conscience est essentielle pour rendre la mobilité plus sûre, efficace, durable et abordable : c’est ce qui motive LeddarTech à devenir la solution logicielle de fusion des données de capteurs et de perception la plus largement adoptée.

Renseignements complémentaires disponibles sur www.leddartech.com et sur LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook et YouTube.

Contact :
Daniel Aitken, vice-président, Marketing, communications et relations avec les investisseurs mondiaux, LeddarTech Inc.
Tél. : + 1-418-653-9000 poste 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contact relations investisseurs et site web : InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/

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Oudalan: around forty terrorist executives killed in the middle of a meeting

The Burkinabè army neutralized this Sunday, in the Oursi area (Oudalan, North), around forty terrorists in strikes, we learned.

The Burkinabè army surprised about fifty terrorist executives who were meeting in the Oursi area on Sunday.

The first strikes killed about forty of them, according to our interlocutors who specify that the hunt continues against the survivors.

On Sunday evening, Burkina national television also reported the information, stating that the terrorists have no choice but to lay down their arms.

It is recalled that the Burkinabè army recently acquired state-of-the-art air vectors and that large-scale air-land operations are underway on several fronts.

Mali also announced in mid-March its willingness to share its new acquisitions with Burkina.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Ziro: Forty teachers equipped with gender-sensitive pedagogy

The provincial directorate of primary and non-formal preschool education of Ziro organized from March 9 to 10, 2023 in Sapouy, a training course on gender-based violence in schools. The start of the works was given by the director Assata Bationo.

For forty-eight hours, the forty primary school teachers reinforced their knowledge and practices on various specific themes related to keeping girls in school.

Through a participatory approach based on the experience of the participants, the pedagogical supervisors Bakary Zango and Yoribé Hamado Kafando, went through several modules relating to gender and development.

The salient points of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child were extensively explained to the participants.

Group and plenary work allowed participants to determine the principles of equality and equity between children, the forms, causes and consequences of violence against girls in schools.

At the teacher level, they have identified behaviors that teachers should henceforth banish or promote.

They urged them to change behavior and paradigm for the success of the young girl in school.

The provincial director of primary and non-formal preschool education of Ziro Assata Bationo was delighted with the results achieved by this teacher capacity building session.

Ms. Bationo urged participants to reinvest the knowledge gained with parents, students and their colleagues in schools.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Nahouri: The public primary school of Songo celebrates its golden jubilee

The former students of the public primary school of Songo in the commune of Pô, organized from March 24 to 25, 2023, the fiftieth anniversary of the existence of their school. The ceremony was chaired by the High Commissioner of Nahouri Province, Auguste Kinda.

1972-2022, it's been fifty years since the public primary school of Songo was born in a class under a hut with 72 pupils. Today, it has 7 classes with more than 500 students.

To celebrate the fifty years of existence, the former students of the public primary school of Songo wanted to mark the event with a white stone.

Sports and recreational activities were organized for this purpose, including a conference on the theme "Contribution of former students of the Songo school for an efficient and resilient education".

For the president of the organizing committee, Elisée Atiana, the objective sought was, among other things, to create a consultation framework for all former students in order to meet the challenges related to the problems of education, to plead with the administrative authorities for the reinforcement of infrastructures in all the schools of Songo.

He added other objectives which are to improve the study and working conditions of pupils and teachers, to pay tribute to all the teachers and finally to express their gratitude to the State for the construction of schools in Songo.

“Fifty years later, if progress has been observed, it must be recognized that difficulties exist,” noted Mr. Atiana.

For him, these difficulties include the lack of educational materials and classes to absorb primary and secondary school students.

In turn, the Chief of Songo and former student, the Vice-President of the Special Delegation and the High Commissioner of Nahouri, paid a vibrant tribute to the talented teachers who have spared no effort to fight ignorance and provide quality men and women in all sectors of public and private administration.

They also congratulated the organizers for the initiative, because recognizing the sacrifice of these teachers is a very commendable act.

They also provided advice to education stakeholders in the municipality of Pô before inviting sons and daughters to support education because it is the foundation of all development.

During the ceremony, the organizers presented certificates of recognition to the former and new principals of the Songo school and to the pioneers.

Among them, Emmanuel Hien, 86, who led the first promotion to the examination of the Certificate of Primary Studies (CEP).

Before the start of the ceremony, the ditanyè was sung for a victory of the FDS over the forces of evil and a minute of silence was observed in memory of those fallen for the defense of the fatherland.

Source: Burkina Information Agency