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Ubimobility Tech Showcase

Ubimobility, a French startup accelerator program, brought an autonomous and connected car delegation to Detroit. The group consisted of eight leading startups who won the competition to be part of the Ubimobility immersion program in the United States. In past competitions, 14 of the 24 startups that participated in the program set up shop in the U.S. after completing this immersion program.

To accommodate the delegation’s priorities, Destination Detroit hosted a Technology Showcase at NextEnergy in Detroit. The event provided an opportunity for the Detroit region to hear from the French autonomous and connected vehicle ecosystem as well as hear pitches from French startups. After the one hour session, a networking reception allowed attendees to engage with the startups to learn more and explore partnerships. Read more about the Ubimobility program and the Tech Showcase via Driven.

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Company SpotlightThe Tech Showcase featured eight French companies who provided insight into their technology and capabilities. View the full company profiles here.

AV Simulation

AV Simulation is the result of the merger of two French leaders in innovation: Renault and Oktal. The startup is also the software editor of SCANeR™ Studio. The platform has been used for 15 years to evaluate the interaction between ADAS and drivers and it is now used throughout the testing process thanks to its versatile architecture and its embedded accurate models, addressing both testing and driving applications.


GEOFLEX is the operator of new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) augmentation services based on the PPP-CNES technology (Precise Point Positioning), enabling an absolute positioning up to 4 cm (or 1,5 inches), in real time and worldwide: on continents, on oceans, and in the air for altitudes under 25 000 km (or 15 500 miles), with a single receiver, without any nearby GNSS permanent station.


GULPLUG provides new customizable services based on both magnetic plug and energy sensors to enhance the connectivity of machines. The “P-Plate:” an automatic self plug-in and plug-out accessory to connect electric vehicles is based on a magnetic conductive self plugging system (SELFPLUG® patented).


IDnomic is the leading European provider of trust services for the protection of digital identities of citizens, corporate employees, and the internet of things. IDnomic provides and operates public key infrastructure solutions to enable private and public organizations to deploy secure cooperative intelligent transport systems.

ISFM, Intelligent Systems for Mobility

ISFM, the French new mobility maker startup company, revealed  an advanced program for smart shuttle solutions at CES 2018. This vehicle and a mobility platform is already developed and can be customized for the customer.

New Imaging Technologies

New Imaging Technologies offers CMOS and InGaAs imaging sensors and cameras operating over an extraordinarily dynamic range of more than 140dB. Its sensors are particularly useful for machine vision, automobile and autonomous driving, biometrics, security and surveillance.


OpenFleet SAS provides off-the-shelf comprehensive technology solutions for new mobility operators, rental companies and niche markets such as the electric tax industry. They design specific key-less access cloud-based vehicle rental platforms for B2B and B2C applications. is the first artificial intelligence-based solution that predicts, in real time, the arrival of the occupants in order to constantly adapt the behavior of a place to its use. Embedded in their clients’ cars, allows offering a unique experience of tailor-made comfort and effortless energy savings.