Kudan and Thales partner to enable next generation tracking systems


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Kudan, a leading Simultaneous Localization and Mapping software algorithms licensor and Thales, a leading company designing and delivering high technology solutions for aerospace, military, security, today announced a partnership aimed at accelerating the development of next generation tracking systems.

KudanSLAM performs with high speed/ low power consumption, high accuracy and high robustness with full versatility. Through the partnership, Kudan and Thales will collaborate to integrate advanced computer vision technology and inertial sensing technology into the Thales IS-1500 to deliver ideal and innovative tracking systems for the military, industrial and R&D markets.

About Thales
Thales Visionix, a division of Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (TDSI), designs, develops, and delivers helmet mounted display and motion tracking technology for defense and aerospace applications to customers worldwide. Thales Visionix produces the Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS), described by pilots and integrators as the solution of choice for its inherent disruptive and game-changing technologies, ease of installation and affordability. Thales Visionix also produces the InterSense brand of products for inertial tracking and sensor fusion technology used in high performance tracking, navigation, visualization, and stabilization applications that save lives, improve productivity, and conserve resources. TDSI is a subsidiary of Thales Group, a global aerospace defense and technology solution provider with 80,000 employees in 68 countries and revenues of €19 billion in 2018. Learn more at

About Kudan
Kudan (TYO: 4425) is a leading Deep Tech firm developing Artificial Perception (AP) algorithms, providing the eyes for the machines (robots, computers), complementary working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the brain for the machines. On top of its proprietary Artificial Perception, Kudan is developing integration of AP with AI and IoT, based on its unique milestone approach to measure the maturity of technology and development specialised for Deep Tech. As a leading Deep Tech firm, Kudan spans across many technological areas and impacts diverse applications through its tangible engineering innovations.
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