Tier IV and DeepMap have established an alliance to improve the maturity and stability of open-source autonomous vehicle software solutions. The agreement was signed today at the CES 2020 conference in Las Vegas.
Tier IV, a deep-tech startup based in Japan, is leading the development of the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, known as Autoware.
Autoware is an all-in-one self-driving car solution that integrates open source and BSD licenses.
Autoware is used by more than 200 organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Shinpei Kato, Founder and CTO of Tier IV, who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation, said, “Working with DeepMap will advance the expansion of the Tier IV autonomous driving technology platform globally. We will integrate DeepMap’s HD map into the Autoware stack and make it available by default.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide Tier IV with scalable HD mapping technology to enhance Autoware-based solutions around the world,” added James Wu, Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMap.
The Autoware solution supports tasks such as 3D localization and mapping, 3D road planning, subject and traffic signal detection, lane recognition, sensor calibration, and software simulation.
About Tier IV
Founded in December 2015, Tier IV has led the development of the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, known as Autoware, and applied it for the proof of concept of last-mile driverless mobility and logistics. Tier IV and its global partners continue to provide turn-key solutions to deploy Autoware-based products and commercialize autonomous vehicles all over the world. Learn more at https://tier4.jp/en/