FAAR celebrates this year the 15 years of its existence; the opportunity to present its major achievements and meet with its partners, to perpetuate the event, and also to celebrate its national and international growth and prepare for the future.
Hence, this event will be celebrated on April 4th in the new premises and will open a technological showroom with demonstrators focused on mobility and energy. The latter will highlight the expertise of FAAR and Pronergy in connectivity, autonomous driving, vehicle robotizing, desing of EE architecture, control commands development and power electronics.
In addition, the day will know the setting of an innovation workshop with the participation of the guests, an interactive exhibition of the products and solutions of FAAR, a strategic keynote of our CEO Mr. Khalid AYOUCHE with further friendly discussions at the mid of a succulent cocktail.
Rendez-vous on April 4th at 11:00 am to perpetuate the event.
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!
Nothing brightens the future of a company more than the arrival of a new prestigious member in its team, and FAAR Morocco has been offered just that when Sanae Lahbabi joined our ranks. Operating as Regional Director for FAAR MEA, Sanae is an expert who has accumulated praise and an immense reputation in the realm of electronics in her former roles at key companies of the field in Morocco. Indeed, her experience of over 27 years from Quality Engineer to Technical Director at ST Microelectronics Nemotek, and moving up the ladder to senior Vice President in charge of advanced technologies in Valtronic Technologies helped Sanae to develop not only strong technical knowledge, but also managerial skills as well as a solid professional network.
Mrs Lahbabi is now assuming the mantle of pushing our Moroccan branch towards becoming a major player in the MEA region mainly by acting as a cradle for skills and innovation and perpetuating the research in complex and advanced electronics.
Today FAAR MEA already supports Moroccan R&D through participation & partnership with local universities and industrialists for training, PHD financing, and involvement in high level research programs. Programs such as the Master’s Degree in “Embedded systems in automotive sector”, the launch of the Smart Lab Factory to promote research in Artificial Intelligence (together with ENSIAS in Rabat), 3 PHD programs running with different engineering schools, and finally the foundation of a private Engineering School for the Automotive & Aeronautics sectors.
The challenge Sanae will take on is to make several partnerships with local manufacturers and universities flourish, as well as push R&D projects through experimentation and all the way to the serial market. All of which will help conquer and expand our offer of electronic power & control solutions and development tools to the markets of this unique and rich part of the world. “Our main goal is to bring turnkey system solutions and build a bridge between the industry, research and education of young engineers”, assures Sanae.
How lucky, lucky indeed, and delighted to share this wonderful piece of news. From the whole of FAAR: “Welcome to the team, welcome to the #SmartMobility revolution, Sanae!”
The National Institute of Post and Telecommunications (INPT) organized the 9th edition of the International Winter School (IWS) under the theme of “Intelligent vehicles for a smart environment”, 9-11th of March.
The IWS is a yearly scientific event aiming to promote the new advanced technologies by supporting the scientific research in the domain of ICTs. This year, the event brought together professors, researchers and industrials from the Mobility domain, especially in the vehicle connectivity and automation.
FAAR Industry, as an expert of embedded control systems and autonomous driving technologies in France and Morocco attended this event in order to share its expertise with the participants and reinforce the collaboration with PHD students and researchers in ICTs. Our goal is to make some steps toward the transportation of future in Morocco and Africa and launch concrete experimental projects.
Together with our partners VEDECOM (French Governmental Institute of Future Mobility) and Mississippi State University, we animated three workshops about the sensor fusion with applications to Smart Technologies (Mr. Nicolas YOUNAN), the impact of the vehicle of future on our society (Mr. Randolph TOOM) and the future of autonomous cars (Mr. Frederic MATHIS), and engaged very fruitful debate with the participants.
Our director of innovation, Mr. Randolph TOOM, had some interesting discussions with Moroccan manufacturers about the future of the connected vehicles in Morocco and even in Africa. Together they were all convinced of the huge potential of this area in terms of business and research opportunities, competencies and natural resources.
FAAR Industry is proud to announce the acquisition of PRONERGY, a French company specialized in energy conversion and storage products, power electronics, automation products and system integration.
Based in Les Ulis (in the southwestern of Paris), PRONERGY has 35 years of expertise in the design and manufacture of battery pack, BMS, converter, frequency changer, UPS, test equipment and automation products. The core business of the company is the study and production of specific and industrial products.
PRONERGY has a solid experience in the development of products in military, aerospace, Railway and drone, and can meet all requests with harsh environments, technicality and performance, with a strong commitment to quality. The Company is certified ISO9001, EN9100 and codified OTAN F7250.
The acquisition of PRONERGY enables us to strengthen our competitive position in the market and complement our current offer. This acquisition is not only intended to help both companies to advance in their respective environments and other sectors of activity but also to enhance their capacity of development and innovation by creating a mutual synergy.
2016 was a rich and exciting year for us: the growing team, the acquisition of a society « Pronergy », specialist in energy conversion, participation in the Paris Motor Show and the COP22 Conference, finalist in the Ubimobility program, new engaging projects and satisfied customers.
The FAAR Industry team sees 2017 as a new opportunity for professional and technological growth and the sharing of our skills for the benefit of our customers and partners.
That’s why with a huge smile we send you our best wishes for the year 2017. We hope it will be filled with happiness, good fortune and progress in innovation field.
This year Morocco is preparing to host the « Conference of Parties on Climate Change », COP 22, November, 7-18 in Marrakech. The new Conference starts in a tense ecological context where real strong commitments have to be taken and shared. Also this COP22 is also a new opportunity to discover a wide range of companies and solutions dedicated to the environment, low resource consumption and reduced carbon emission.
FAAR Industry decided to attend the COP22 with numerous commitments. First of all, this event is a way for us to strengthen our position in electric, autonomous and connected vehicles development. The aim of FAAR Industry is to stay a key-player in eco-mobility by bringing new innovative solutions. We contribute to the technological progress for the environment with concrete projects such as the electric vehicle Supervisor or Cross-Drive patent looking for improving the energy efficiency, but also autonomous driving to enhance energy saving.
To take part in the COP22, we launched a collaborative project together with VEDECOM – Governmental Institute for Energy Transition. The goal of this collaboration is to present at the Conference an electric vehicle embedding autonomous driving technologies including an induction charging system. This common initiative is part of the program of CO2 emissions reduction and the development of the clean transport market.
If you wish to meet us at COP22, just let us know. We will be happy to welcome you at the booth of University of Mohammed V.
FAAR Industry, as an expert of embedded control command systems, and autonomous driving technologies, joined the partners list of VEDECOM, at the beginning of 2016, as associated donor.
VEDECOM is an institute created in response of the French Government’s plans for investment for the future mobility. The institute is dedicated to performe in the sectors of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles, infrastructures and shared mobility services.
One of the VEDECOM projects was to develop several autonomous cars running an open road. FAAR Industry has taken part in this project, which was presented at the ITS World Congress of Bordeaux, France in October 2016.
Through this partnership, FAAR Industry renews its engagement to the development of the transport technologies of the future.
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).
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.
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.