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Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryTransportation, automotive
Founder[[]] (CEO)
Emilio Frazzoli (CTO)
Area served
Singapore, Boston, Las Vegas
Key people
Doug Parker (COO)
ProductsSelf-driving cars, automation
Number of employees
11-50 (2015)
Websitenutonomy.com (discontinued)

NuTonomy (stylized as nuTonomy) was an MIT spin-off technology startup company that made 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. In October 2017, Delphi Automotive (now Aptiv) purchased the company, which then became part of the Motional autonomous driving joint venture between Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group.[1]


NuTonomy began testing its software on cars in early 2016. One of the cars used to test its software included Mitsubishi i-MiEV.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.[5][6][7]

In October 2017, Delphi Automotive (now Aptiv) purchased the company.[8]


NuTonomy-fitted cars use "formal logic" to decide motion, maneuverability, and speed.[9] The software guides a car on how to plan its motion through an environment.[10]


  1. ^ Crowe, Stephen (2020-12-08). "10 major mergers & acquisitions in autonomous vehicles". The Robot Report. Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "World's First Self-Driving Taxis 'NuTonomy' Hit the Road in Singapore - TechStory". 25 August 2016.
  4. ^ Bhagat, Rahil. "World's First Self-Driving Taxis Hit Singapore". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ Russell, Jon (22 September 2016). "Uber rival Grab partners with Nutonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  6. ^ Russell, Jon (3 May 2017). "Nutonomy teams up with Peugeot-maker Groupe PSA for self-driving car tests in Singapore". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. ^ Etherington, Darrell (6 June 2017). "Lyft and Nutonomy partner to bring first self-driving Lyft service to Boston | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  8. ^ Burns, Matt (24 October 2017). "Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles".
  9. ^ Bhuiyan, Johana (17 May 2016). "We rode in the self-driving cab that will hit Singapore streets in 2019".
  10. ^ Ramsey, Mike (24 March 2016). "Car Makers Hunger for Self-Driving Tech". Wall Street Journal.

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