Guardian Optical Technologies, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based developer patent-pending sensor technology for automobile manufacturers, raised $5.1m in Series A funding.
Backers included Maniv Mobility and Mirai Creation Fund.
The company will use the funds to accelerate and expand the technological development of its new stand-alone automatic system, built from the ground up to work with automotive hardware and software.
Led by co-founder and CEO Gil Dotan, Guardian Optical Technologies combines video image recognition (2D), depth-mapping (3D), and micro- to macro-motion detection to provide a solution that enables car makers to produce “passenger-aware” cars.
The company’s provides optical technologies that can monitor a car’s entire interior cabin with just one sensor, which protects drivers and passengers by scanning and tracking occupants and objects anywhere inside a vehicle at all times. Working in conjunction with seatbelts, airbags, and other built-in safety systems, it detects the slightest movements, including every heartbeat in the vehicle, and identifies the location and physical dimensions of every occupant.