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Toyota Investment Startup plans for laser radar applications

2019-5-21
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According to the report of the company, Toyota Industrial Group (Toyoda Gosei) announced that it has invested 50 million yen (about 460,000 US dollars) in optical technology startup Imuzak.

 


Toyota Investment Startup plans for laser radar applications

According to the report of the company, Toyota Industrial Group (Toyoda Gosei) announced that it has invested 50 million yen (about 460,000 US dollars) in optical technology startup Imuzak.


The deal was completed through Toyota's newly established venture capital firm, which will hold a 19% stake in Imuzak, which focuses on optical design and development of nanostructured optical components.


Planning a laser radar application, Toyota invested in a bionic optical technology startup

 

Founded in 2015, Imuzak is dedicated to the development of a wide range of optical technologies, including holographic, reflective components and femtosecond laser processing of fine and brittle materials.

Planning a laser radar application, Toyota invested in a bionic optical technology startup

 

Imuzak's fine-grained vision is undetectable and then transferred to the molded product. Such a molded product having a fine pattern is completely transparent under ordinary light sources, but an optically designed logo/pattern shape appears when light enters from a specific position. In addition, Imuzak's fine processing technology can be applied to a variety of curved surfaces.


Toyoda Gosei seems to be more interested in the auto-driving application of Imuzak technology, the company said in the announcement:

“Toyoda Gosei's investment in Imuzak will enable us to acquire innovative discoveries in the field of optics to create new value as they develop external products that are transparent to infrared light in Lidar applications and in operation Use the internal products of light."


Sensing demand


Toyoda Gosei predicts that the emergence of autonomous driving technology raises the need for sensors that can identify other vehicles, pedestrians and roads, as well as new human-machine interface functions so that people and vehicles can interact effectively.


"In view of this trend, Toyoda Gosei is integrating sensors and other electronic components into its external and internal products, such as the front grille, cockpit and steering wheel, etc., Toyoda Gosei has been a leading supplier in this regard for many years," Toyoda Gosei said, "The modular products developed with Imuzak's new technology combine safe and comfortable features with an attractive design."

Imuzak said on its website that the company offers its customers a wide range of model designs and ultra-fine machining including curved surfaces.


Imuzak's research on the development of innovative manufacturing of natural phenomena has also received financial support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to develop super-hydrophilic optical components for medical applications, especially lenses with anti-fog and anti-reflective functions.


Today, Toyoda Gosei operates in 18 different countries and sells a wide range of components for automotive and industrial applications, including the optoelectronics division, which focuses on LED development and production.


Toyoda Gosei has its own expertise in gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors. In addition, a series of deep ultraviolet LEDs for water disinfection are currently being sold.


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