Tier IV and DeepMap Establish Technology Alliance

10 January 2020

Tier IV and DeepMap have established an alliance to improve the maturity and stability of open-source autonomous vehicle software solutions.

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. The solution supports tasks such as 3D localization and mapping, 3D road planning, subject and traffic signal detection, lane recognition, sensor calibration, and software simulation.

Autoware is used by more than 200 organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

DeepMap is a Silicon Valley-based provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous driving, with customers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

James Wu, Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMap, said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide Tier IV with scalable HD mapping technology to enhance Autoware-based solutions around the world."

Shinpei Kato, Founder and CTO of Tier IV, who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation, added, "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."

About Tier IV, Inc.
Tier IV, a deep-tech start-up based in Japan, is dedicated to providing shared technology to build safe and secure intelligent vehicles that will enable as many individuals and organizations as possible to remove barriers of time and space, leading to a better society in which all the people benefit from making autonomous vehicles a reality. 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/ and follow us @tier_iv_japan.

About DeepMap
DeepMap is accelerating safe autonomy by providing the world's best autonomous mapping and localization solutions. DeepMap delivers the technology necessary for self-driving vehicles to navigate in a complex and unpredictable environment. The company addresses three important elements: precise high-definition mapping, ultra-accurate real-time localization, and the serving infrastructure to support massive global scaling. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. For more information, see www.deepmap.ai.

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