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Four new startups selected to create innovative and sustainable mobility solutions

Monday, January 17, 2022

Artificial intelligence in software for drug detection, global digital identity solutions, real-time communication across vehicle brands, and software that finds signs of health-related deterioration that could impair driving performance. These are the innovations that caught the interest of MobilityXlab’s founding partners in this year’s first batch. Eyescanner (Sweden), 12iD (Sweden), Aiden (USA), and Detectivio (Sweden) are now invited to collaborate with the six world-leading industry partners for a minimum of six months.

Eyescanner, who is founded by two Swedish entrepreneurs, is focusing on AI in software for drug detection.

- Eyescanner’s innovation solves the lack of vehicle technology for detecting drug-affected drivers. Drugs affect the central nervous system, which is reflected in the reactions and movement patterns of the eye. We have developed a solution using machine learning to detect the usage of drugs by filming a sequence of the driver’s eyes. It is not intrusive for the individual; it also protects the integrity of its users, says Jenny Johansson, co-founder, and a former employee at SÄPO (Swedish Security Service), in a comment, and continues:

- We are looking forward to collaborating with some of the largest players in the automotive industry. MobilityXlab gives access from Day One to the right specialists to talk to, which is difficult to find from just looking at a LinkedIn page or through a call to the company’s office.

Startups from all over the world have applied to MobilityXlab, with zero equity involved. In total, MobilityXlab now has twelve startups in the program, as eight startups continued from the previous batch.

- The partners of MobilityXlab share a common goal to speed up innovation to create cleaner, safer, and more efficient mobility solutions. By working together with start-ups from around the world we bring out even more of our joint potential, says Jonas Ekmark, Chairman at MobilityXlab and Head of Collaboration and Technology at Zenseact.

Open collaboration platform a win-win formula

The uniqueness of MobilityXlab is the closeness to its world-leading industry partners, as their representatives are involved in every part of the organization, from screening new applicants to leading the collaboration programs. The innovation hub has developed a dynamic ecosystem with a vision to create an open collaboration platform, a meeting place to find innovations and solutions that strengthen global competitiveness within future mobility.

The selection process to MobilityXlab takes place twice a year, with the partners deeply integrated and involved in the selection.

- Working with innovation is not only about what companies do on their own, but whom they have access to and can collaborate with, says Katarina Brud, Director MobilityXlab.  

Added comment: Eyescanner and Detectivio are companies within Sahlgrenska Science Park's Accelerator

Startups in short

Eyescanner SWEDEN – Gothenburg – In-Cabin Tech
Eyescanner is a software company that develops software/algorithms for drug detection through image analysis of the eye area. In 2020, 28% of all fatal traffic accidents in Sweden were alcohol or drug related. Despite this, there is currently a lack of technology in vehicles for detecting alcohol or drug-affected drivers.

Detectivio SWEDEN – Gothenburg – In-Cabin Tech
On a mission to improve health assessments, a doctor and a data scientist started using AI technology to enable contactless measurement of vital signs – the most critical health metrics – and founded Detectivio. The triage process in emergency departments became the starting point for developing and validating the technology. Potential use-cases beyond healthcare, such as obtaining health metrics of drivers, pilots, and conference visitors, illustrate how the technology could also improve people’s safety and experiences.

12iD SWEDEN – Stockholm - Connectivity
12iD is an innovative Swedish tech company, focusing on digital identity, that cooperates with partners in different sectors to issue identities and to connect identity holders with a global ecosystem of multiple services. With custom blockchain technology, 12iD makes digital identification seamless and scalable.

Aiden USA Silicon Valley - Connectivity
Aiden is the world's first pure software product that transforms vehicles into IoT devices - regardless of brand. They enable bi-directional communication directly with Aidenabled™vehicles for maximum flexibility in how data is configured and what it is applied to. Their product is built for data privacy regulations at its core, and with end-to-end encryption and native consent management they ensure that you always are in complete control over your data.

The remaining eight startups from the previous batch are DeepScenarioDpellaDataTor LabIVEXAgevoltKontrolChargetripLolo Co.