Howen Unveils World-first Non-Hisilicon All-in-one AI MDVR

Howen just announced a breaking new AI solution, including the AI MDVR, together with the latest DMS and ADAS, which make up the most powerful and proactive mobile DVR solution ever in the telematics video industry.

AI visions the industry’s future

As AI becoming closer to us, enterprises have taken advantage of as many related techniques as possible to turn their business into the digital eras. According to the prediction from IDC, “worldwide Spending on Artificial Intelligence Is Expected to Double in Four Years, Reaching $110 Billion in 2024.” VP of Artificial Intelligence in IDC Ritu Jyoti said, “Companies will adopt AI — not just because they can, but because they must.”

Among the industries, the transport sector is expected to make disruption and grow into a $3.5 billion market by 2023. AI is able to bring a dramatic benefit to public transport and fleet management that increase the total safety and efficiency and decrease the cost. More and more fleet management companies are expected to apply AI to high-value industrial tasks such as driving prediction and performance optimization.

What Howen brings to the industry?

An authentic MDVR born for AI

Unlike the traditional MDVR solution, Howen took a leap in innovation and initially introduce the AI MDVR to the public. By embedding with a quad-core CEVA DSP processor that specialized in the commercial vehicle, it can run 20 times faster than any MDVR and able to process neural network algorithms. The specialized DSP core is more capable to execute continuously digital signal processing algorithms that can process images in the fast-moving scene better even under the pressure of multiple video inputs. Furthermore, the core features higher power efficiency and data compression technology that accelerate transforming speed.


Comparatively, the processor in AI MDVR overwhelmingly beat the same level Hisilicon chipset, no matter in computing power or compatibility. What’s worth mentioning is that, unlike other similar products that equipped with the Hisilicon process, Howen AI MDVR won’t face the sanction in international trade.

In addition to the revolutionary AI processor, the AI MDVR features a rich interface that supports a variety of I/O connection that joint to different peripherals and sensors, making it a more powerful and future-proof tool for fleet companies. By integrating with network modules such as 4G/5G, WIFI, Bluetooth, and so on, you can easily connect it with our powerful VSS platform or platforms provided by our partners. Ultimately, Howen AI MDVR is your best one-for-all solution covering surveillance, location tracking, and Artificial Intelligence functions.

Most powerful DMS+ADAS by neural algorithms

What’s worth mentioning is that the in-depth algorithms in the Artificial Intelligent systems (DMS+ADAS), are specially encoded by the world’s best image algorithm company who is also the algorithm provider of DJI and 80% of the smartphones’ camera system. Howen have been closely working with the algorithm company and simulate different scenarios and developing the most adaptive algorithms for vehicles’ real-world applications. Now, our algorithms are exemplified to have extraordinary performance in complicated light environment, therefore showing a better detection accuracy compared to similar AI products in the market.


The Driver Monitoring System(DMS) and Advanced Driver-assistance Systems(ADAS) are powered by a compound system that consists of two high-performance customized cameras as the “video signal catchers” and the AI MDVR as the “neural center”. These camera members are well-tested and tuned to work with our complex algorithms.

By configuring a 1080p HD camera and accurate FR algorithm, the DMS can effortlessly identify human state and facial characteristics. Plus, it can execute real-time driver evaluation and initial interventions to ensure drivers are prepared to take the control of the vehicle. Likewise, the ADAS supported by a high dynamic range camera and specialized algorithm transform road condition into driver alert, enabling drivers to take proactive actions.


Built to be more intelligent and stable

Besides the huge progression we made on hardware, we also upgraded the Mobile DVR system to dual-firmware to increase the systemative stability. The brand new firmware supports Smart H.265 video compression technology that is estimated to save up to 80% of storage room and data cost compared with the H.264.

Additionally, the new built-in six-axis sensor has a higher accuracy for displacement detection for harsh acceleration, harsh break, harsh cornering. What it means to the vehicle industry is a more comprehensive evaluation of driver KPI and promote safer drivers’ behaviors.

Furthermore, we made the AI MDVR smarter by developing the self-adapting functions for video mode and camera configuration. With these functions, fleet companies are no longer need to manually adjust camera resolution and switch from PAL mode to NTSC mode, saving time and setup processes in installation. 

All-platform supported

We now unify the H-protocol for our VSS platform and FMS platforms. Our users can easily and directly joint our up-to-date VSS vehicle management platform or the FMS platforms provided by our reliable partners. It’s notable that the Howen VSS platform now supports review and export AI graphic reports from the evaluation of the DMS and ADAS. With the prompt development of the platform, more and more AI functions will come out to optimize fleet management performance.Howen-AI-FMS-fleet-management-platform-MOBILE-DVR-CAMERA-SYSTEM

See the future with Howen AI solution

As every industry crossing into the new eras, AI becomes a “must” than an option. Howen as the leading solution provider of vehicle service system is striving to advance the cutting-edge AI solution for the global vehicle industry. With countless efforts invested in innovation, Howen believes that by cooperating with us, we can bring the fleet management and telematics video industry to the next generation. 


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