Origin Wireless Teams with Murata to Promote WiFi Sensing Technology in Automobiles

Telecom Tech Outlook | Monday, October 19, 2020

The partnership combines Origin's versatile wirelessAI WiFi sensing software platform with Murata's proven line of WiFi connectivity modules, streamlining development and deployment into production vehicles with cost competitiveness, seamless support, and supply continuity.

FREMONT, CA: Origin Wireless Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Murata Manufacturing Company to jointly promote Origin's WiFi sensing technology to automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to enable rapid adoption into vehicles by 2023, meeting the Child Presence Detection mandate of the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) to achieve the highest vehicle safety rating.

Origin is a wireless sensing company whose award-winning wirelessAI software has transformed thousands of standard WiFi devices into sensitive virtual motion sensors in 150+ countries. In particular, its patented wirelessAI algorithms leverage standard WiFi signals to detect motion triggered by anyone inside the car, even in challenging scenarios where passengers are small children sleeping in car seats and covered by blankets. Origin's solution can accurately detect breathing anywhere inside the car without blind spots while eliminating cameras or wearables, preserving privacy for the passengers.

Murata is a leading supplier of automotive-grade connectivity modules, with much know-how and a long history of strong global technical support for the automotive industry. The partnership combines Origin's versatile wirelessAI WiFi sensing software platform with Murata's proven line of WiFi connectivity modules, streamlining development and deployment into production vehicles with cost competitiveness, seamless support, and supply continuity.

"The automotive market and supplier ecosystem are unique, requiring extensive automotive specific know-how and support. We are excited to partner with Murata to expedite the adoption of smart WiFi sensing to the automotive community," said Dr. Ray Liu, Founder, and CEO of Origin. "Origin is dedicated to the innovation of smart wirelessAI software solutions running on ubiquitous WiFi equipment, improving our customers' lives both inside the home and extending into their vehicles."