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Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

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【Summary】Metamoto, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering simulation solutions for autonomous vehicles, announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company that is creating an operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicle fleets.

Eric Walz    May 17, 2018 10:31 AM PT
Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

Autonomous driving technology has advanced greatly in the past several years. Despite having autonomous cars from Waymo, Nivida and other major automakers regularly navigating public streets, most of the self-driving testing is actually being performed in the safe environment of computer simulation.

Metamoto, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering simulation solutions for autonomous vehicles, announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company that is creating an operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicle fleets.

Automated mobility fleet deployments built using Renovo's AWare OS will now have access to Metamoto's Simulation as a Service (SaaS) offering for autonomous vehicles. Metamoto's simulation system technology allows companies and engineers that are developing self-driving technology to conduct millions of simulations each day in a risk-free environment.

"We chose to integrate with Renovo's AWare OS platform because of its technical capabilities, the company's focus on deployment at scale, and access to the growing number of fleets running Aware," said Chad Partridge, CEO of Metamoto. "Our integration with Renovo's AWare ecosystem furthers the vision for automated mobility that Metamoto and Renovo both share."

"Metamoto is a leading creator of simulation technology for Automated Mobility, and we are delighted to have their Simulation as a Service available to AWare customers," added Chris Heiser CEO and CoFounder of Renovo. "As participants in Metamoto's Early Engagement Program we are confident that the addition of Metamoto to the AWare ecosystem will contribute significantly to our mission of enabling scalable automated mobility fleet deployments using AWare."

Other companies are using computer simulation to test as well. Waymo, the self-driving arm of parent Alphabet, has ‘driven' over five billion miles in simulation as it looks to roll out a an autonomous ride-hailing service using driverless vehicles.

Computer simulation for automotive applications may be critical to the success of self-driving cars. The simulations Metamoto is working on are not just for the car itself, but include simulation for the suite of sensors installed on a autonomous vehicle.

These simulation environments need to support LiDAR, radar and cameras in addition to GPS signals, so that the hardware and software being developed for the vehicle can be tested beforehand. For example, Metamoto can simulate how a roof mounted Lidar will ‘see' before it is installed on a autonomous test car.

Metamoto's cloud-based simulation tools accelerate feedback cycles for autonomous system training, testing, debugging and validation workflows. By integrating with Renovo's AWare, ecosystem partners can leverage these capabilities to provide a consistent interface in the virtual and real world for testing validation and deployment.

Renovo is part of Metamoto's Early Engagement Program, which allows OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, and other technology providers to run billions of miles of virtual training and testing across a wide variety of driving scenarios, hardware configurations and unique edge cases to identify outcomes in the safe environment of computer simulation.

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