Next time your car gives a rattling sound or vibrates abruptly, you may not need to visit your mechanic to find the issue, your car would be intelligent enough to detect it all by itself. Yes, cars will be having inbuilt intelligence to detect mechanical failures by their own. Two global firms – Carfit and CEA – are using artificial intelligence (AI) in their automobile solutions that would find the faults in the cars from their vibrations.
Both the firms have signed an agreement recently to build a AI research lab that can read and interpret car vibrations. The lab will comprise of experts from the List, a CEA Tech Institute, and Carfit, who will work together in the field of automobile solutions, machine learning and AI.
“As an autotech startup, the creation of a joint lab with the CEA is a key milestone for CARFIT. This lab will extend our capabilities in Artificial Intelligence beyond what we could have done alone and opens up opportunities within the automotive ecosystem already in collaboration with the CEA.” says Nicolas OLIVIER – CEO of CARFIT.
“The List institute contributes to the automotive revolution through the autonomous and connected car and the development of digital services.” declares Philippe Watteau, Directeur de l’Institut List. “The Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of this revolution and our collaboration with CARFIT is going to open the way to the maintenance of tomorrow which will be predictive and as a service.”
CARFIT develops technological solutions to simplify mobility, by proposing real-time car monitoring to offer a smart maintenance system, adapted to the driver’s car use. The CARFIT team is comprised of automobile specialists, scientists and artificial intelligence experts. CARFIT wants to further develop its predictive maintenance expertise by exploiting automobile vibration data analysis.
As a major research player at the national and international level, the CEA fulfills its industry competitiveness mission through CEA Tech, the CEA Technological Research Division. More specifically, the List institute carries out research on smart digital systems. The List’s teams already lead research projects on in-vehicle systems, interactive systems, and sensors and signal processing. As a Carnot institute, the List’s collaboration with CARFIT joins Carnauto spinneret action to strengthen competitiveness and attractiveness of the companies of the automotive domain by facilitating their access to the innovation.
The activities of CARFIT and CEA are thus complementary, enabling a fruitful collaboration on automobile predictive maintenance by vibration analysis. The two partners have therefore agreed to conduct a common R&D, leading to the design and development of optimized, innovative solutions of predictive maintenance for light duty vehicles (authorized loaded weight not to exceed 3.5 tons).