Today sees the launch of the Autoware Foundation, a non-profit organisation supporting open-source projects that enable self-driving mobility. The Autoware Foundation creates synergies between corporate development and academic research, enabling autonomous technology for everyone.
StreetDrone are delighted to become a founding member of the Autoware Foundation, offering experience via our connected, autonomous-ready vehicles. Our first development vehicle, a Renault Twizy, provides the self-driving hardware to tackle a wide variety of testing and development challenges, without the complications, time and money associated with building a test rig. The vehicle is autonomous ready, and has a functionally safe open interface for people to test and improve self-driving stacks, such as Autoware. In fact, multiple StreetDrone customers are already using their vehicles with Autoware to accelerate their development.
We want to provide safe, accelerated self-driving capability to anyone who needs it, and the StreetDrone engineering team can provide full implementation as co-collaborators to the Autoware eco-system. We also provide a network of existing StreetDrone Twizy owners across Europe and further afield, adding to the open source code, and testing and validating that code in the real world.
Mike Potts, CEO and Founder of StreetDrone commented: “Creating collaborations around open source technology has become a central part of our expansion strategy, and critical in helping our customers to develop their ideas and solutions more quickly. We’re looking forward to working with the Autoware Foundation as we share our resources and respective visions of an autonomous future”.
You can read more about the launch of Autoware Foundation here.
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