- Intellectual property investment group Tekcapital said portfolio company Guident had exclusively licensed a US patent application.

The patent, PCT US19 14 547, was entitled 'Visual sensor fusion and data sharing across connected vehicles for active safety".

It described methods for enhancing the safety of autonomous vehicles's by enabling them to share information with other vehicles and drones regarding objects detected by their sensors.

The method may improve safety by providing a more robust, real-time system for detecting pedestrians, traffic conditions and potential hazards.

'This patent application leverages the forthcoming 5G network for acquiring and sharing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-object information to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of AV and drone accidents,' Guident chairman Harald Braun said.

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