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Tier IV and DeepMap establish Technology Alliance

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 localisation and mapping, 3D road planning, subject and traffic signal detection, lane recognition, sensor calibration, and software simulation. Autoware is used by more than 200 organisations, including the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

DeepMap is a Silicon Valley-based provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localisation technology for autonomous driving, with customers across the US, 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.”

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