Tactile data and sensing company for smart and autonomous vehicles, Tactile Mobility has announced that it has been selected to join the upcoming cycle of Startup Autobahn.
The smart and autonomous vehicle industry in order to meet and surpass human driving capabilities must not only “see” the road, but “feel” it, as human drivers do. Tactile Mobility is pioneering tactile sensing to provide AVs with the “sixth sense.” With its “unique” software, which collects “first order” data using a vehicle’s embedded, non-visual sensors, e.g. wheel speed, wheel angle, RPM, paddles position, and gear position, it transforms Vehicle- and Surface- DNA data into actionable insights in real-time.
These insights are subsequently fed back into a vehicle’s on-board computers, where they are used to inform better driving decisions. At the same time, the data collected is anonymized and uploaded from the vehicle to the cloud, where big data analysis is applied to create crowd-sourced mapping that is critical for accurate, continually updated synopses of road conditions.
STARTUP AUTOBAHN is an innovation platform with open doors for entrepreneurs from the area of mobility. It mediates between startups and large companies, and in the process it brings together specific technical know-how with comprehensive automotive expertise. Its objective is to find out within 100 days whether companies and startups can join together for cooperative projects or investment. It is largest innovation platform powered by Plug and Play.
Tactile Mobility was selected for Program 6 from over 500 applicants following a meticulous screening process by representatives from Daimler, HPE, Plug and Play, University of Stuttgart, and ARENA2036, which identified breakthrough technologies in the automotive space.
Startup Autobahn’s semi-annual program connects corporate partners with startups to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal – a successful production-ready implementation. Program 6 will end in July 2019, culminating with the EXPO Day, where participating startups and their corporate partners will showcase their joint projects to an international audience of corporate innovators, venture capitalists, academics, and government officials.
Source: Press Release