Special week for FAAR in Skolkovo

Last month was not quite ordinary for FAAR, but do you know why? No ? So let me explain you !

Lately, FAAR was in Russia, more precisely in Skolkovo, Moscow. There, FAAR & Skolkovo foundation together signed a Collaboration Agreement intending to develop an Innovation Open Lab within the Tech Ecosystem. First step for the Lab would be to launch a technological project of Smart Mobility Services welcoming local partners and startups. This infrastructure should start operating around the beginning of October. 

During the Startup Village event which took place from May 31st to June 1st, the participants received exclusive information, the opportunity to be the first to discover the concept of the laboratory and to discuss about technological trends.

The goal of such a partnership ? Collaborative Innovation

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Just to remind, FAAR is an Electronic equipment supplier, expert in embedded control and power electronic systems. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization created at the initiative of the Russian President in September 2010. Together we consider that Russia is a ground for of technological & business development, a huge playground for experimentations and also an incredible gold mine for engineering resources, who’s competencies are famous all over the world.

FAAR expects of this partnership the opportunity to develop and apply products & services transforming the myth of robot vehicles from science-fiction into concrete solutions for safer, sustainable and autonomous mobility.

As FAAR’s motto is « DRIVE Innovation to the Market », so our main goal is not only making experimentations and technical feasibility Proof of Concept projects, but bring solutions and adapt them regarding Russian’s market & needs.

We are very grateful to Skolkovo for their friendly welcome and logistic help and are happy to continue this exciting adventure to the new usage of Smart Mobility.

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#SaveTheDate: FAAR at Las Vegas’ CES!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Well you’re wrong. There is one exception to this rule: if you ever find yourself attending the most advanced convention in #high-tech innovation – the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – it is your duty to tell everyone about it.

At FAAR Industry we may have used a convoluted way to announce our trip to this Mecca of new technology, but that’s because we’re really excited. We will be showcasing our full autonomous driving kit – FaarGO – at the same convention that brought the concept of the VCR to the world in 1970. And you know what ? … This year, the CES is dedicating 85 000 m² of exhibit space to vehicle technologies and autonomous driving.

For the first time, we’re introducing the public to this new easy way of transforming any vehicle into an autonomous shuttle packed with mature innovative solutions. In partnership with ISFM, we have designed a smart, simple, and cost-breaking autonomous vehicle that can later become one of many #AD fleets: through #platooning technologies, our software system makes it easy to transform one shuttle into a large fleet driverless train, transporting up to 30 people.

This little piece of high tech is designed with a reduced AI, making it open, adaptive and scalable, without ever compromising safety and reliability. This robustly engineered smart AD system comes with ADAS evolutive architecture, specific software and its dedicated and certified automotive ECU: it is literally an all-in-one solution. Follow us at CES from January 9th through 12th,  we will be live-twitting updates.

You can also get more information on FaarGO – our amazing AD kit – right here.

What an exciting new year 2018 is promising to be!

The “X icars” on demonstration at the ITS Congress in Bordeaux (oct 5th – 9th 2015) #ITSWC15 #ITS15FAAR

FAAR Industry is pleased to present you its new “X i.cars” demonstration at the ITS world congress in Bordeaux from 5 to 9 of October 2015. We have worked on this project with the UTBM ( Belfort-Montbeliard university of technology).

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We worked on the autonomous mode, so that the car can drive itself on the road with other autonomous cars in a unique experience in early beginning of French personal rapid transit network.

“Three vehicles, equipped by our team, run on an 8-shaped circuit. No traffic lights neither stop signs will be used. The vehicles approaching the intersection inform each other about the possible conflicting situation, exchange information and find together a solution through a roadside unit. Hence, all vehicles keep safe distances not only with the precedent vehicle in the same lane but also with vehicles coming from the conflicting lane” explain the UTBM project manager.

Tomorrow your personal car will also be able to give information to other autonomous cars about accident on the way, traffic jams, fuel level, different points of interest knowing accurately their position and synchronizing their speed together.

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Traffic congestion is one of the major problems of this century. Today, infrastructure managers as well as public authorities support the huge effort to alleviate the traffic. Tomorrow, your personal vehicle will contribute to improve the way of sharing the infrastructure. Indeed, the automotive industry has promised the autonomous vehicle for 2020.

This autonomous « X i.cars » will be demonstrated at the ITS congress in Bordeaux (oct 5th – 11th 2015), to make you try it and appreciate the comfort of your car driving itself in autonomous mode. We will be present during the whole Congress on the booth C22, so you can register for a free trial right now. Feel free to contact us.

Who to improve the efficiency and autonomy of the electric vehicles ?

Cross-Drive is an answer to this question.

What is it ? A freshly released patent by FAAR Industry that offers the improved efficiency and driving range for electric vehicles at low speeds.

Cross drive 1The concept by FAAR Industry is based on two small electric motors connected by a planetary gearset to run each motor individually at optimized RPM at both low-speed and high vehicle speeds. Control strategies of the RPM-Torque field allow staying longer in the optimum efficiency range.

Our solution is particularly suitable for urban vehicles with frequent stop-and-go driving at low speeds (buses, refuse trucks, delivery vans, postal services). Cross dirve 2

Advantages of the innovation Cross-Drive:

  • significant increase of driving range for the same battery capacity,
  • strong impact on the need for cooling,
  • immediate ROI vs. a larger battery for the same driving range,
  • compact, easy to package, using components from automotive industry.

Next step: we are looking for industrial partners for on-vehicle prototyping and to apply the concept on a fleet of urban delivery trucks (mail, garbage collection, delivery etc.).

Please contact us at contact@faar-industry.com for more information or a demonstration.

You can also read about Cross Drive in RAVI newsletter here.

And stay tuned, we are preparing a video to better explain the concept.