Einride select DeepMap’s HD mapping technology for autonomous vehicle fleet
Palo Alto, California, December 10, 2018
DeepMap, leading provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous vehicles, today announced licensing deals with Swedish trucking company Einride. Einride will integrate DeepMap’s software into its autonomous fleet.
James Wu, CEO and Co-Founder of DeepMap, said: “The visionary team at Einride is pushing the industry forward and we are delighted to work closely with them. We are particularly excited about helping our self-driving partners accelerate their fleet deployments at multiple locations and for different vehicle models.”
Einride develops electric-powered autonomous vehicles for road freight transport. The company has two vehicle models: the Einride pallet pod, designed to transport pallets, and the Einride timber pod, designed to transport logs. The vehicles are autonomous and have no driver’s cab but can be remote-controlled by a human operator. An Einride pod is in use by logistics company DB Schenker on a public commercial route in Sweden. Einride will deploy its first truck using DeepMap’s mapping software in 2019.
Robert Falck, Founder and CEO of Einride, commented: “Einride is on a mission to decarbonize road freight transportation. By removing the driver’s cab, we get a lighter vehicle, allowing us to change from diesel to electricity. Self-driving technology is a key enabler for a sustainable transformation of the transportation industry and DeepMap’s technology is a key enabler for self-driving.”
About DeepMap DeepMap is focused on solving the mapping and localization challenge for autonomous vehicles. DeepMap delivers the capabilities necessary for self-driving cars to navigate in the complex and unpredictable real world by addressing three important elements: precise high-definition mapping, ultra-accurate real-time localization, and the serving infrastructure to support massive global scaling. The technology allows HD mapping by autonomous vehicles and for autonomous vehicles. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in Beijing, China. For more information, see www.deepmap.ai.