Device That Makes Cars Autonomous
Epilog has created a windshield-mounted device that taps into a car’s computer and uses Artificial Intelligence to automate city and highway driving.
The device, called Sherpa, is designed to complement a driver’s existing cruise control system. Users simply plug in the device to the vehicle, activate cruise control, and Sherpa will control acceleration, steering, and braking.
At the same time, Sherpa evaluates a vehicle’s surroundings in real-time. This enables it to drive the vehicle in stop-and-go traffic, avoid obstacles on the road, and recognize stop signs and traffic lights.
Epilog has been granted eight patents for its device, with several additional patents pending. The company has a partnership with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), one of the largest product manufacturers in the world.
Epilog’s CEO took his last company public, and its Chief Technology Officer is an expert in super-resolution computational image processing and computer vision.
This team is supported by high-profile advisors, including the former Director of Autonomous Vehicles at Sony (NYSE: SNE), and the former Director of Strategic Investment at Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).