NuTonomy

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nuTonomy
Subsidiary
IndustryTransportation, automotive
Founded2013
FounderKarl Iagnemma (CEO)
Emilio Frazzoli (CTO)
Headquarters,
Area served
Singapore, Boston, Las Vegas
Key people
Doug Parker (COO)
ProductsSelf-driving cars, automation
Number of employees
11-50 (2015)
ParentAptiv
Websitenutonomy.com

NuTonomy (stylized as nuTonomy) is an MIT spin-off technology startup company that makes software to build self-driving cars and autonomous mobile robots. The company was founded in 2013.

In August 2016, it launched its robo-taxi service (pilot project) in Singapore.

History[edit]

NuTonomy began testing its software on cars in early 2016. One of the cars used to test its software included Mitsubishi i-MiEV.[1] The product is still in research and development phase.

In August 2016, it launched its autonomous taxi service using a fleet of 6 modified Renault Zoes and Mitsubishi i-MiEVs.[2][3]

NuTonomy later signed three significant partnerships to develop its technology and service: with Grab, with Groupe PSA, which is supposed to provide the company with Peugeot 3008 SUVs, and the last one with Lyft to launch a Robo-Taxi service in Boston.[4][5][6]

In October 2017, Delphi Automotive (now Aptiv) purchased the company.[7]

Technology[edit]

NuTonomy-fitted cars use "formal logic" to decide motion, maneuverability, and speed.[8] The software guides a car on how to plan its motion through an environment.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Chris (2016-08-25). "World's first self-driving taxi is operational in Singapore, and it's not Uber". BGR. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. ^ "World's First Self-Driving Taxis 'NuTonomy' Hit the Road in Singapore - TechStory". 25 August 2016.
  3. ^ Bhagat, Rahil. "World's First Self-Driving Taxis Hit Singapore". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. ^ Russell, Jon. "Uber rival Grab partners with Nutonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ Russell, Jon. "Nutonomy teams up with Peugeot-maker Groupe PSA for self-driving car tests in Singapore". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  6. ^ Etherington, Darrell. "Lyft and Nutonomy partner to bring first self-driving Lyft service to Boston | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. ^ Burns, Matt. "Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles".
  8. ^ Bhuiyan, Johana (17 May 2016). "We rode in the self-driving cab that will hit Singapore streets in 2019".
  9. ^ Ramsey, Mike (24 March 2016). "Car Makers Hunger for Self-Driving Tech" – via Wall Street Journal.

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