Wejo Group Limited (Wejo) has announced an autonomous vehicle operating system (AV-OS) for faster testing of AVs that will create safer and greener driving experiences.
Announced at MOVE 2022, held at London’s Excel on 15-16 June, the smart platform will accelerate the development and adoption of AVs for the world’s leading automakers and fleet developers, said Wejo, a global company that provides smart mobility cloud and software analytics for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) data.
The platform will leverage billions of daily data points from millions of connected vehicles, including AV data, to generate AV outcomes, it said.
Interpreted and analysed by the company’s smart mobility intelligence, the platform will unlock new insights for AV developers, supporting the rapid acceleration of AV testing, carried out safely in a virtual simulation environment, the company said.
By converting the raw connected vehicle data into meaningful and actionable insights, the OS helps developers better understand vehicles, journeys, roads, and locations to create safer and more environmentally friendly driving experiences, it said.
“The widespread adoption of autonomous driving is integral to safer roads, lower emissions, and a significant reduction of traffic accidents,” Wejo Founder and CEO Richard Barlow said. Auto accidents and emissions combine for more than 9.3 million deaths per year, according to Wejo.
The CEO said in the absence of a cross-industry collaboration, innovation will be slow. By democratizing access to connected vehicle data, Barlow said, the AV-OS platform will remove barriers to widespread AV adoption by reducing development time.
By organizing billions of data points from millions of connected vehicles and partnering with global automotive manufacturers to stream real-time data at scale and speed, Wejo’s AV-OS platform will bring about a step-change in AV innovation and development efficiencies, as its capabilities will support, the company said.
Wejo was founded in 2014. It employs over 300 people and has offices in Manchester and other regions of the world where it has business.
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