DriveU.auto’s platform is being used to remotely supervise an industry leader’s driverless passenger shuttles
Autonomous vehicle teleoperation company DriveU.auto is deploying its solution in autonomous technology provider EasyMile’s flagship autonomous shuttles.
EasyMile develops autonomous vehicle solutions that tackle identified use-cases very precisely, using common-core, unique technology. With deployments in more than 400 locations around the world, it is one of the most experienced providers in the market. The shuttles are used as standalone transport solutions, or for closing “first and last mile” gaps, extending public transportation networks.
Supervision of autonomous vehicles relies on a “human in the loop,” ready to intervene when an autonomous vehicle requires assistance to complete its mission. In some countries, it is a mandatory component for the deployment of autonomous vehicles.
Communication between the moving vehicle and the remote operator is done via public cellular networks, which can be unpredictable. For supervision to be safe and effective, consistent high-quality video connectivity with low latency is required.
The DriveU.auto supervision solution offers the industry’s lowest latency and highest reliability, based on its patented cellular bonding and dynamic video encoding technologies. DriveU.auto customers and partners – autonomous vehicle developers (cars, trucks and shuttles), OEMs, Tier 1s, developers of autonomous delivery robots – are using the DriveU.auto platform on roads in the EU, US, China, Japan and Israel.
“We found that DriveU.auto’s performance and ease of integration matches our expectations for Level 4 operations,” said Benoit Perrin, Managing Director of EasyMile. “As we continue to deploy more and more use cases for autonomous vehicles, we expect remote supervision to be a key component of our solution. DriveU.auto meets the high criteria we expect of our partners.”
”This collaboration between EasyMile with DriveU.auto is further validation of our uncompromising commitment to delivering best-in-class AV solutions to our customers. We are extremely proud to announce EasyMile as our partner and customer,” said Alon Podhurst, CEO of DriveU.auto. “Being selected by a frontrunner of the AV industry is an important vote of confidence in DriveU.auto’s solution and strategy, and we are thrilled to collaborate with EasyMile as they accelerate and scale their global footprint of autonomous solutions.”
EasyMile provides software and complete solutions for driverless mobility and goods transportation. EasyMile partners with manufacturers to autonomize their vehicles with award-winning technology built on safety-by-design, ready for deployment today. Since 2014, Easymile has become known for quality delivery and real-world deployments. Its proven technology has driven autonomous vehicles in 300+ locations in more than 30 countries: The EZ10 is the most deployed autonomous shuttle in the world. For material handling, TractEasy is a tow-truck solution optimizing supply chains with cross/indoor-outdoor, 24/7 material handling at factories and industrial sites. With several mass operations around the world EasyMile was the first to deploy fully driverless at Level 4 of autonomous driving. It was also the first autonomous vehicle solutions provider to be ISO 9001 certified. At the core of EasyMile’s cutting-edge software is a step-by-step approach to safety proven by a zero-collision record. EasyMile’s future-ready technology specializes in robotics, computer vision and vehicle dynamics powered by deep learning. Among its customers leading transport operators, city authorities, airports, business parks, manufacturers, factories, logistics centers and universities.
Headquartered in Toulouse, France, the company employs close to 250 highly qualified employees. www.easymile.com