Electronics and Semiconductors

Self-driving car startup DeepRoute gets permit to test in California

16 October 2019
One of the autonomous vehicles in the DeepRoute fleet, Source: DeepRoute

DeepRoute, an autonomous vehicle startup, has received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test a fleet of self-driving cars on public streets.

The permit will allow the company to begin test drives in Silicon Valley with its Level 4 self-driving system that allows passengers to travel between two points autonomously. The goal is to test DeepRoute’s sensor fusion perception technology and test the company’s planning algorithm, which is able to safely plan the time to turn, select the lane, make decisions at crossroads and predict other driving behaviors efficiently.

Additionally, DeepRoute is working with a Chinese OEM to provide robo-taxi services during an international sporting event in October that will feature an initial 100 vehicles.

The decision to test self-driving vehicles on the roads of California comes after DeepRoute received $50 million in funding, which will be used to expand its staff as well as the number of vehicles it has in its fleet for testing. The next steps will include an expansion and testing of a robot-taxi fleet.

DeepRoute will join 63 other companies that have already received permits to test self-driving vehicles in the state. These include Waymo (Google), Tesla, Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen, Daimler, Apple, Nvidia, Uber, Lyft, AImotive, Drive.ai, Faraday Future, Telenav, GM and SF Motors.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the GlobalSpec
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter