Before too long, drivers will have to begin to share the road with autonomous cars, and all of these vehicles will be hoping to find the best and quickest route for travel. So both drivers and self-driving cars will need a platform that's entire focus is on managing and communicating all of the traffic from both kinds of vehicles.
The goal of rideOS, an 11-month-old San Francisco-based startup that recently came out of stealth mode and is working to solve logistics problems for autonomous fleets, ride-hailing platforms, as well as for human drivers.
The company announced $25 million in new funding to accelerate its mapping operations in Europe. The latest round was led by Next47, a Siemens-backed global venture firm. Next47 will join the rideOS board and will be integral in guiding rideOS in European transportation markets. The new funding brings rideOS' total funding to $34 million.
The rideOS, platform is designed to accelerate the safe roll-out of next-generation transportation fleets by creating a global collaborative framework for a next-generation ‘traffic control system' for self-driving vehicles.
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