Thinci, an El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based deep-learning, vision processing startup, received an investment from Denso International America, Inc.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Led by CEO Dinakar Munagala, Thinci develops innovative machine learning technology that enables the application of deep learning and vision processing in the automotive industry. The technology can be integrated into a wide range of applications, including advanced driver assistance systems in automobiles, personal electronics and smart home automation systems.
With this investment, Denso is looking to accelerate the final development and integration of Thinci’s silicon and software technology into electronic systems that help enable driver assistance and autonomous driving, improve the efficiency of thermal systems, and optimize the productivity of the vehicle’s powertrain.