Autonomous driving startup Roadstar.ai selects Renovo AWare as OS for its development and commercialization platform
Roadstar.ai, a startup that empowers cars and trucks with artificial intelligence, so as to make transportation safer and more efficient, announced today it has selected AWare, Renovo’s production-grade OS for automated mobility, for its full stack automated driving system. With this partnership, Roadstar.ai gains access to the ecosystem of AWare-compatible vehicles, sensors, and other third-party technologies and services that interact with its automated driving system (ADS).
By providing automotive safety infrastructure and a full microservice abstraction of the vehicle, compute and sensors, AWare allows Roadstar.ai to focus on its core HeteroSync & DeepFusion ADS technologies, while safely, reliably, and cost-effectively interfacing with third-party technologies and services across a wide range of vehicles. Roadstar.ai’s first AWare-powered vehicle model is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.
Founded in May 2017, Roadstar.ai is a Silicon Valley and Shenzhen based startup founded by Xianqiao Tong and Zhou Guang, robotics and machine learning veterans out of Google, Tesla, Nvidia, Apple, and Baidu. They are empowering cars and trucks with artificial intelligence, so as to make transportation safer, more enjoyable, more efficient, and available to everyone.
Roadstar.ai specializes g in Level 4 autonomous driving technologies. The company’s focus is on providing highly customizable, cost-effective and commercially viable autonomous driving solutions to transform future transportation and logistic systems using a robust and unique multi-sensor fusion framework. Roadstar.ai has raised US$128 million in Series-A Funding, and formed strategic partnerships with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers from Japan, USA, and Europe. The company plans to produce 1,500 autonomous cars in 2020, covering the central business districts of first-tier cities in China.
“Roadstar.ai’s mission is to enable fully autonomous robo-taxi services for an intelligent, efficient and safe mobility experience,” said Dr. Xianqiao Tong, founder and CEO of Roadstar.ai. “We selected Renovo’s AWare OS for development and as a commercialization platform because of its technical capabilities, the company’s focus on deployment at scale, access to the AWare ecosystem and as a go-to-market path for our ADS with North American and European fleet operators.”
The Renovo AWare OS provides a vehicle-independent abstraction API and range of microservices that allows developers of a range of technologies necessary for commercial automated mobility services, to write applications that can be deployed at scale. AWare has the necessary performance to run today’s most demanding Automated Driving Systems (ADS) as well as the safety and security features required for automotive validation. AWare is a trusted layer in functionally safe architectures and features multiple computational domains including low-level safety controllers. Renovo partners with a wide range of hardware and component suppliers to build systems that can be deployed at scale on road today.
Renovo builds AWare, an Operating System for Automated Mobility. AWare merges software, data analytics, and automotive-grade safety systems into a unified platform that enables a growing range of technologies and services to be combined in Automated Mobility fleet deployments. Renovo is accelerating the commercial realization of Automated Mobility at scale by enabling AWare compatible technologies and services across the widest range of vehicles, fleets, and the cloud. Renovo combines Silicon Valley agility with proven automotive capabilities with a singular commitment to transform the way people and things move.
“Roadstar.ai is a pioneering creator of full stack Level 4 automated driving technology, and we are delighted they have selected AWare as a development and production platform,” said Chris Heiser, Renovo CEO and Co-Founder. “Roadstar.ai and Renovo share a common focus on taking automated mobility to scale in a safe and economical manner as quickly as possible.”
Despite a highly competitive and fast-moving market, Roadstar.ai already achieved several leading benchmarks in the industry. It won the 1st place of the computer vision benchmark at Cityscapes dataset and ranked top 3 in KITTI 3D detection dataset. Roadstar.ai team is an impressive roster of talent that includes engineers who worked in top autonomous driving companies including Google, Tesla, Apple, Nvidia, and Baidu USA, etc. In May 2018, Roadstar.ai announced it had raised $128M in series A financing to support and accelerate the development and deployment of its automated driving technology. Roadstar.ai has been testing its automated vehicle technology on public roads under its California DMV Autonomous Vehicle Testing permit in the US and on public roads in Shenzhen, China. Roadstar.ai was named best AI Startup and best overall Startup at CES Asia 2018.
AWare is today powering automated vehicle fleets including that of Voyage.auto and Renovo’s own on public roads today. Roadstar.ai joins the AWare ecosystem along with a growing list of leading companies in the automated mobility sector including Affectiva, Argus Cyber Security, BestMile, CARMERA, Civil Maps, EdgeConneX, INRIX, Metamoto, NIRA Dynamics, Parsons, Perceptive Automata, Phantom.auto, Samsung, Silexica, Speak With Me, Stanford University, understand.ai, Velodyne LiDAR and Verizon.