rideOS has announced its partnership with Ford-owned Autonomic, to address key challenges in the area of self-driving vehicle technology.
rideOS is a technology platform designed to accelerate the safe, global roll-out of self-driving vehicles The platform provides a broad set of products and services that can be used as building blocks for developing on-demand self-driving services.
Its core services operate in real-time through the cloud and include autonomous vehicle routing, estimated time of arrival (ETA) calculations, dispatch, supply positioning, multi-rider trip planning, and fleet management dashboards.
The rideOS team is made up of industry experts with decades of experience leading product teams in the mapping and navigation spaces. The company is growing quickly and pursuing partnerships with leading businesses industry-wide.
Autonomic, which was acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in 2018 and is a wholly owned subsidiary, created the first open cloud-based mobility platform that connects and empowers mobility systems with the goal of creating a safer and more sustainable transportation network.
Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud allows developers and automakers, in addition to Ford, to connect diverse components of urban mobility systems such as vehicles, mass transit, pedestrians, city infrastructure, and service providers.
Through the TMC, rideOS can offer routing and marketplace services to Autonomic’s OEM customers, like Ford. The partnership will allow both companies to build more robust platforms to accelerate the safe rollout of connected vehicle technology.
The company also announced that it has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from Graph Ventures and SV Angel, and Sequoia Partner Mike Vernal has joined rideOS’s board of directors.