DeepMap has announced licensing deals with Swedish trucking company Einride and San Francisco-based new mobility platform provider Ridecell.
DeepMap is known to be one of the leading provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous vehicles. Both companies will integrate DeepMap’s software into autonomous fleets.
Einride develops electric-powered autonomous vehicles for road freight transport. The company has two vehicle models: the T-pod, designed to transport pallets, and the T-log, designed to transport logs. The vehicles are autonomous and have no driver’s cab but can be remote-controlled by a human operator. An Einride T-pod is in use by logistics company DB Schenker on a public commercial route in Sweden. Einride will deploy its first truck using DeepMap’s mapping software in 2019.
Ridecell provides a new mobility cloud platform for carsharing, ridesharing, and autonomous ridehailing services. In 2017, Ridecell acquired Auro Robotics, which is now Ridecell’s self-driving car division. DeepMap’s software will be integrated into Auro’s self-driving vehicle technology.
Source: Press release