Israeli thermal sensor manufacturer AdaSky raises $15 million in series B funding
Company says it has signed a contract with an undisclosed car manufacturer to augment autonomous vehicle safety measures
AdaSky was founded in 2015 by Avi Katz and Yaakov Dagan, former engineers at government-owned Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. It employs 70 people, mostly in the northern Israeli city of Yokneam. The company’s CEO is Colonel (Ret.) Yakov Shaharabani.
AdaSky's Viper thermal camera augments vehicles existing assistive technologies that similarly to cruise control or ABS adapts to the traffic conditions. According to the company, Viper will in the future increase the safety of autonomous vehicles as it has signed a contract with an undisclosed car manufacturer. They add that they are currently conducting commercial processes with additional clients.
AdaSky adapted its thermal vision sensors for a series of additional products. Sharp Vision is AdaSky’s intelligent high-resolution LWIR thermal camera, designed for smart city infrastructure to be installed at street intersections or low visibility zones to issue warnings in cases of danger, such as a car stuck on train tracks or jaywalkers.
Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, AdaSky developed the Viper-R, which can measure the body temperature of an unlimited number of individuals in real-time from a distance of up to 10 meters, and alert of specific individuals with elevated body temperatures.