KDS Wins Magna’s Future Mobility Disruptor Award At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

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KDS - King’s Distributed Systems develops a distributed computing platform and associated ecosystem. At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, they convinced mobility leader Magna of their ‘auto-qualified’ solution.

Magna awarded the Future Mobility Disruptor award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF on October 4th to KDS – Kings Distributed Systems. The company builds a distributed protocol – a platform that enables the use of the under-utilized capacity of devices that we use every day – including cell phones or laptops.

What is more – thinking of connected vehicles and smart sensors, there’s enormous potential on the road. This is why KDS won the competition and received $10,000 from Magna Innovation Ventures as well as the opportunity to meet with the Magna R&D Innovation Team at the company’s headquarters.

Disruptive Ideas Are Everywhere

Magna is a global mobility technology company that believes one of the fastest ways to future mobility is through disruptive partnerships. And as the automotive industry changes at a rapid pace, Magna knows innovation can come from outside the industry.

Keyboard backlighting ideal for vehicle lights. Military radar adapted for driver assistance systems. A hydroforming process scaled up from small plumbing parts to high-volume structural components. The company calls it “auto-qualifying.”

Magna has a long history of transforming non-automotive technologies into industry-ready solutions, and as the mobility landscape changes, the need to look beyond automotive has never been greater.

Do You Have A Disruptive Idea?

If you think your technology can be “auto-qualified” or if it has already been developed for the automotive industry but needs commercialization – we’ve got just the right program for you!

Magna’s ongoing Startup Program “Leading Mobility” invites European startups to apply in four categories (Electrification, Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, New Mobility.

If your idea is a winner, Magna can make it a reality – apply now!



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