Our more than 20 years in the automotive market began with a tire-pressure monitoring battery that was manufactured by Maxell, the global leader in high temperature lithium coin cells that meet Department of Transportation specifications. From there, JLM technologies expanded its product services to audio, displays, camera and auto diagnostics technologies. 

We typically select proven consumer electronics technology to apply to the automotive industry. By choosing technology that only requires modification; we can reduce the engineering cycle in half – often cutting the time to 18 months from 36 months. Our proven strategy is to work with advanced engineering teams on new technology roadmaps and execute a fast track development program.

Today, we work with automotive OEMs in North America and Europe. We have strong partnerships with Germany’s top automotive manufacturers: Volkswagen-Audi-Porsche, BMW & Daimler.   

Examples of current clients:



Headquarters: Suite 343 162-168 Regent Street  London, W1B 5TD United Kingdom www.apical.co.uk

Technology: AD Automotive in-car display and camera technology / Assertive display for mirror replacement

Market: Automotive & mirror OEMS 

Apical specializes in developing cutting edge, next generation camera and display subsystems.  It applies a deep knowledge of human visual processing to create the best possible image quality and new user experiences.

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FLIR Systems, Inc.  

70 Castiian Drive  Goleta, CA93117USA

Technology: Low cost infrared camera chips embedded in a tablet that provide “real” diagnostics with third party software  

Market: Automotive OEMs, tool diagnostics for field service  

FLIR is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras. FLIR developed an infrared camera for tablets handheld device which provides the capabilities of a $2,000 embedded IR camera for roughly less than $100 per chip set, depending on volume. An infrared camera can be used as sales tool to scientifically provide proof needed on tire replacements, balance alignment, clogged catalytic convertor, electrical wiring, hoses, and more. 


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320 N. Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Technology:  A liquid lens (Electrowetting on dielectric) for Auto focus and image stabilization applications. Micro-camera with autofocus for automotive applications

Market: Automotive & smart helmets OEMS


Paris, France  

Technology: Enhance better sound in any product that has a speaker 

Market: OEMs automotive and audio speakers

Audio 3D developed a digital algorithm that can make inexpensive speakers upgrade in sound by a high margin. Audio3D is a game changing technology that transforms poor quality audio into ear popping surround sound. The value added for this technology is that it can do what the best pair of speakers or headset can't do and that is make poor quality audio sound great. Not by increasing the file size but by transforming it through software solution. This can be accomplished with device in an OS or built in chip. Audio3D technology can be layer in network software platform that enhances sound quality.