The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued DeepRoute an Autonomous Vehicle Testing permit. It allows the company to test its self-driving cars with safety operators. There are 63 other companies with AVT permits in California.
DeepRoute said it plans to begin testing its Level 4 autonomous driving system (ADS) around Silicon Valley with the goal of perfecting its Early Fusion sensor-fusion technology. It also intends to refine its path-planning algorithm that works with its simulator and data platform.
The company, which has offices in Shenzhen, China, and Fremont, Calif., also raised $50 million in funding last month. DeepRoute was founded by a team with experience from Google, Microsoft, and Ford. It said it plans to hire additional staffers and expand globally by year’s end.
Shuang Gao, Chief Operating Officer at DeepRoute, described his company’s approach to The Robot Report:
Can you briefly describe DeepRoute’s sensor-fusion and planning technologies? How are they different from those of competitors?
What has been the biggest challenge for DeepRoute so far — developing technologies, finding partners, or negotiating regulatory requirements?
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