Jaguar Land Rover North America is excited to announce that LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs (PILOT) are the latest start-ups joining their team at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator program, located in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Tech Incubator program opened in January of 2016. The program was expanded from the Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center that was established in July of 2014. The Portland Tech Incubator program strives “to encourage, promote and support new automotive, mobility and connected car technologies that are being developed by start-ups.” Over the next decade, the program is committed to partnership with 120 start-up companies.
“The technologies LISNR and PILOT are developing present us with endless opportunities to broaden our scope of knowledge across data transmission and a suite of driver assistance features,” Danielle Alexander, Incubator General Manager, said. “We’re excited to spend the next six months working alongside these teams, and looking forward to seeing what comes out of the partnerships.”
LISNR is working towards enhancing in-car connectivity. They want seat personalization, keyless access, and remote app pairing to be a seamless part of working your vehicle. They also are working towards eliminating the risks associated with “peer-to-peer data transmission over connected devices through its ability to transmit data in an offline environment.”
PILOT’s focus is on creating technology that will allow modern Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features to be implemented on older vehicles. By doing this, they hope to improve safety for the customer. PILOT’s technology could work with the vehicle’s navigation, road sign and traffic signal detection, voice control, forward collision warnings, obstacle detection, and more.
For the next 6 months LISNR and PILOT will be given space inside the Portland research and development facilities, mentorship, access to resources such as investment and services, and development support from the Jaguar Land Rover global engineering teams.