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And the Winners of the Future Mobility Award are...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The startups pioneering future mobility have been selected. MobilityXlab’s Future Mobility Awards was introduced to acknowledge and reward startups and scaleups all over the world who’ve made a difference within future mobility. This year's winners are; Enervibe, Reality AI, Teraloop and SiaSearch.

MobilityXlab, a collaboration platform for mobility and transportation solutions today announced the winners of the inaugural MobilityXlab Future Mobility Awards. Developed in collaboration with MathWorks, the U.S.-based developer of software for scientists and engineers, the award recognizes startups and scaleups working towards transforming the mobility and transportation industry with a monetary reward of $2,000 and exclusive coaching sessions from industry experts.

Winners in each of the four categories are:
Sustainability: Teraloop, Finland
AI for Safety: Reality AI, USA
Connectivity: Enervibe, Israel
Virtual Development: SiaSearch, Germany

The winners received their awards on October 6, at the award ceremony hosted by MobilityXlab. The ceremony contained interviews with the executive judges, nominees pitching their innovations, keynote from a guest speaker, and of course celebration of the winners of the inaugural Future Mobility Awards.

It’s a great honor to win the first ever future mobility awards by MobilityXLab. We are confident that winning this award would provide tremendous value for us as a young startup - bridging the reputation gap is an important step towards working with corporates, this award does exactly that, says Uriel Eldan, VP Business Development at SiaSearch and one of the winners. 

We are impressed with all of the startups who applied for the award and especially our winners. They have made significant contributions and impacts in their respective fields, which is not only important but necessary for the future, says Anna Westerberg, Senior Vice President at Volvo Group Connected Solutions.

The amount of applications, the diversity between them and the companies themselves were nothing short of impressive. MobilityXlab received applicants from 18 different countries spread across 6 different continents. Within every category the judges have searched for a startup or scaleup who’ve changed the future of mobility by innovating and enabling transformation.

And the winning startups are:

Teraloop, Finland
Teraloop is a sustainability-driven startup developing scalable kinetic energy storage, to help optimize generation, distribution and consumption of electrical power. In the mobility sector, Teraloop's innovative flywheel solution provides efficient and powerful energy storage to help solving the infrastructure problems hampering the global EV uptake. Through the deployment of the Teraloop solution, expensive infrastructure upgrades needed to charge EVs can be avoided, thus making EV-charging viable also at remote locations. By increasing charger availability and convenience, more drivers will be convinced to switch to EVs.

AI for Safety: 
Reality AI, USA
Autonomous vehicle sensing approaches are traditionally heavily focused on the visual. Even non-image sensing modalities usually rely on computer vision techniques. But there are other senses too, and human drivers rely on them. They hear the sound of the vehicle, the road, and their surroundings. They feel how the car moves. A squeak or a shimmy is often their first hint that something is wrong. Reality AI brings these other senses into play. Reality AI's automotive sound detection and localization solution provides vehicles with a "sense of hearing": enabling non-line of sight applications such as seeing around corners or blind intersections with sound, or identifying approaching emergency vehicles and their direction of movement; thus allowing for appropriate mitigation by the driver, human or autonomous.

Enervibe, Israel & USA
Since 2018 Enervibe is developing Kinetic Energy harvesters (KEH) devices and power management circuits that convert ambient mechanical energy into DC electrical power.

The KEH enables solutions and applications from different industries, and Enervibe uses its edge to develop a comprehensive Tire monitoring system based on its proprietary self-powered in-tire multi-sensor module.

Virtual Development: 
SiaSearch, Germany
Most mobility companies will delay or not succeed in deploying crucial ML based functions for automated driving because up to 75% of key engineering time is spent on manual and repetitive search, selection and understanding of raw sensor data.

SiaSearch introduces programmatically extracted metadata and a novel database to enable full semantic search on massive data lakes and streaming data.

They provide fast, contextual data access and in-depth understanding to build better models in less time.

"It’s a great honor to win the first ever future mobility awards by MobilityXlab. We are confident that winning this award would provide tremendous value for us as a young startup - bridging the reputation gap is an important step towards working with corporates, this award does exactly that", says Uriel Eldan, VP Business Development, SiaSearch.

The winning startups has been chosen by the Future Mobility Awards Committee:

  • Anna Westerberg, Senior Vice President -  Volvo Group Connected Solutions,
  • Mats Moberg, Senior VP of R&D at Volvo Cars,
  • Chris Hayhurst, lead of MathWorks Consulting Services Europe,
  • Nishant Batra, CTO and EVP Technology, Product and Strategy of Veoneer,
  • Kiva Allgood, VP IoT of Ericsson
  • Mats Fägerhag, CEO - CEVT
  • Erik Coelingh, Technology Advisory at Zenseact (former Zenuity).