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The company

AImotive is one of the largest independent teams in the world working on automated driving technologies. Developing self-driving software, proprietary simulation tools and neural network acceleration hardware IP, we are building an ecosystem to aid the deployment of automated driving. To catalyse industry collaboration our products are scalable, modular and hardware agnostic. We build on our team’s expertise in artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, 3D graphics and real-world automated driving workloads, developed utilizing our global test fleet, to support partners in realizing their self-driving goals.

Our team currently has over 220 members. The company has offices in Mountain View, California; and Yokohama, Japan. The bulk of our development happens at our headquarters in Budapest where a team of 150 highly skilled engineers spearheads our efforts. Among them are over thirty specialized artificial intelligence researchers, while 20+ members of our team hold PhDs.


Industry Collaboration

At AImotive we firmly believe that no one will be able to solve all the challenges of self-driving alone. As a result, we actively collaborate with the broader automated driving and automotive industry. We work in international alliances and working groups to support the standardization and regulation of automated driving technologies. Through the Embedded Vision Alliance we are gaining a better understanding of how computer vision and artificial intelligence are being productized on embedded platforms. We are also continuously working with The Khronos Group™ to enable the efficient deployment of neural network acceleration solutions through the NNEF™ standard. As members of the GSA we are working with the hardware community to prepare processing platforms for the challenge of autonomy.


Our team

László Kishonti

Chief Executive Officer

László, our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, is a serial entrepreneur. AImotive evolved from his first venture, Kishonti Ltd., which quickly became a leading high-performance graphics and computing solutions company. The firm then turned its focus to automotive as artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving started to gain global momentum. László has an education in Economics and Finance.

Dávid Kiss

Chief Technology Officer

Dávid came to work for AImotive after completing his university studies, and was already an entrepreneur, having developed a music game for mobile. Holding an MSc in Computer Science, Dávid is an expert in reinforcement learning with extensive experience in mathematical modeling, game development, and artificial neural networks. He coordinates and supervises the work of the AI team.

Krisztina Förhécz, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Krisztina has held several leading finance positions at respected Hungarian tech and telco companies. She holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance, a post-graduate Legal degree, and acquired the CFA charter in 2011. At AImotive Krisztina is responsible for developing financial strategies, but she also oversees our legal and HR departments.

Gergely Debreczeni

Chief Scientist

Gergely has 15+ years of R&D expertise in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer sciences and machine learning and a Ph.D. in Particle Physics. He has been coordinating the development of computer vision and machine learning algorithms sincethe early days of the company. Gergely keeps us up-to-date with scientific advances in our field, and provides technical support to our Business Development team.

Péter Kovács

Chief Product Officer

Péter joined our ranks with 12 years of experience in real-time computer graphics, software engineering, signal processing, video compression, hardware design and European research projects he gathered as a software engineer and CTO. Péter holds an MSc in Computer Science. He works with our team and external partners to oversee the productization of AImotive's research and development projects.

Lajos Németh

Chief Operations Officer

An experienced project manager Lajos joined AImotive from NNG, the navigation solutions provider. He brought invaluable experience on how software startups must adapt to the automotive industry to our teams. Originally a student of Computer Science he also holds an MBA in Management. Lajos leads our project managers and provides insight and advice on how to make our processes more efficient.

Csongor Szabó

aiDrive, SVP

With experience from Prezi and Nokia under his belt, Csongor joined AImotive as a Lead Research Engineer. The author of several papers in the field of control engineering Csongor leads our aiDrive efforts. Utilizing his knowledge of control engineering, artificial intelligence and computer vision he leads and advises the different branches of our self-driving research and development.

Gergely Juhász

aiSim, SVP

Gergely joined AImotive from Kishonti, our mother company, after having worked there as a graphics engineer. With a degree in Computer Science, he has a deep understanding of rendering and simulation. He now leads our simulation team, managing technical challenges and advising developers. He also supports our commercial efforts with his technical knowledge.

Márton Fehér

aiWare, SVP

Before joining AImotive, Márton worked on real-time video encoding products for Ericsson. His main area of focus there was FPGA design, and this expertise is greatly beneficial in his current position. Holding an MSc in Electrical Engineering, Márton leads the operations and research of the hardware department and draws up business development and sales strategies.

Niall Berkery

United States, SVP

Niall brings expertise in scaling the commercial efforts of growing automotive technology companies to AImotive. Holding a BSc in electrical engineering, he gained experience in Japan before transitioning to business roles in the US. With a strong track record in automotive business development and sales, he leads our US efforts, dividing his time between the Detroit area and our Mountain View office.

Axel Bialke

Japan, SVP

Relying on a 35 Years of experience in the Japanese market Axel leads our efforts in Japan. Following his education in Germany Axel held Top management positions in companies like Philips, Intel, and Infineon. He is specialized in semiconductor, automotive and mobile phone and building on his technical and cultural knowledge Axel manages our commercial efforts in Japan and works with our existing partners in the country.

Alexandre Engelstein

Europe, SVP

Alexandre joined AImotive with experience built in the automotive and semiconductor industries. He held various positions in Sales and Marketing, worked in multi-cultural environments and always keeps his finger on the pulse of product developments, by technical interest and to ensure a perfect fit with the market demand. Alex works on nurturing our business and partnerships in Europe.

Tony King-Smith

Executive Advisor

Tony is a respected electronics technology executive, with almost 40 years’ experience managing R&D and marketing teams. He is best known as the former Chief Marketing Officer of Imagination Technologies. Tony is an internationally recognized expert in SoCs, semiconductors, and intellectual property, and has held senior management positions with British Aerospace, Inmos, LSI Logic, Hitachi (Renesas) and Panasonic.

Péter Krómer

Investor Relations

Peter joined AImotive after gaining financial experience from different angles in the US and Hungary at firms such as Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Oriens and The Riverside Company. Building on this expertise, Peter is responsible for our investor relations, working with László and the board to continue AImotive’s growth. Alongside his financial duties he supports our commercial team with strategic insights and planning activities.

Global Presence

Budapest, Hungary


R&D Center

Testing Location

Mountain View, CA, USA

Sales & Business Development

Testing Location

Yokohama, Japan

Sales & Business Development

Testing Location

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