Are these heads up display products yet another Google Glass clone?

These products look at first sight like yet another clone of Google Glasses. In fact they are much more.

They are not used to surf the web while walking or to provide an augmented reality experience. Their main users are the….vision impaired. This company had the great idea to use the Google glass technology to help the people who could not read due to a lack of vision. The Glasses read out loud for them! The camera records the text read, it is transmitted to a could based reading algorithm through wireless connectivity. The interpreted text is read out loud for the vision impaired to listen.

The BayLibre team loves this usage of heads up display product. A CES 2014 marvel.

Did you know that BayLibre had the honor to appear in the newspaper?

A couple of months ago, we had the honor to get this great article in the newspaper and are happy to share it with you.

It is a nice and crisp description of the company, what we do and why. It is rare enough to have a journalist be so sharp that we’d like to dedicate this post to Florence.

And CES 2014 also showed new electrical vehicles

This vehicle is designed by a Californian startup. This is actually a prototype. It is fully electrical and should be available to buy by the end of the year. It has two wheels, can contain a single passenger and has an automated balancing system. In a curve, the vehicle will not inclined beyond 30 degrees without being balanced out by the system.


Cool devices live from the CES

You may have heard that announcements at CES 2014 this year were all about connected devices, from tiny “Internet of Things” devices up to cars and homes, through wearable devices (smart watch, glass, clothes). Well, we wanted to check this out all by ourselves, so we sent our famous reporter, Guillene, onsite to reveal the truth to you. Guess what? It was true! Guillene reported announcements from Google (Open Automative Alliance), Audi (OOA, Audi Smart Display), Toyota (FV2), Mercedes-Benz (Intelligent Connected Car, Predictive User Experience), MyKronoz, AiQ Smart Clothes, iSmartAlarm, and many many more! See more live pictures below, and stay tuned!

Oh, one more thing: if you ever were at CES, please take the opportunity to have a chat with Guillene!


Open seats in January Android training session

We still have some open seats into our end-of-January training session on Android development!

In this training, you will get familiar with compiling and booting Android. You will also learn how to adapt it to support a new embedded board. You will build a complete system, see how to access specific hardware components, customize the file-system and use efficient debug techniques. You will also understand the Android software architecture and learn how to use the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layers) to develop efficient and integrated applications. The training is split evenly between lectures and practical labs on an ARM embedded platform.

Training dates: 27 to 31 January 2014

Location: Sophia-Antipolis

Information / registration:

Patrick Titiano presents Power Management Methodology at Embedded Linux Conference

Patrick has shared the following presentation at the Embedded Linux Conference in Edinburgh.

Here is an outline:

Wireless Embedded platforms performances keep increasing (multi-core processors (MPU / GPU) up to 2GHz+, H/W accelerators, High-Speed RAM (LPDDR3, Wide I/O) & peripheral buses (USB3)). But power and thermal budgets remain roughly the same (mobile phone: ~5W, case temperature < 45oC, 1-day of active use). Hence, Power Management becomes the critical element.

BayLibre at Embedded Linux Conference

BayLibre was present at the Embedded Linux Conference in Edinburgh. A session was dedicated to sharing a hardware accelerated encryption use case analysis. This use case was based on an OMAP4 platform running Android Jellybean. The analysis consisted in understanding the performances bottlenecks and improving them.

Here are the slides which were presented:

Skully Helmets Video

This is a cool product. We are proud to have supported the Skully Helmets team in delivering it. The BayLibre team ported Android onto the Skully hardware platform.

BayLibre: proud embedded software partner of Skully Helmets

BayLibre proudly announces its partnership with Skully Helmets.

This heads up display is a helmet including a rear view camera and a display.

See for more details.