5 Top Autonomous Vehicle Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will impact the automotive industry? Discover 5 hand-picked Automotive Vehicle Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the automotive industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the automotive sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 315 global autonomous vehicle startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Autonomous Vehicle Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 315, the 5 autonomous vehicle startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to scout relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 autonomous vehicle startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 310 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted autonomous vehicle startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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Opteran Technologies offers a Biomimetic Autonomy Platform

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Sheffield, UK
Innovate with Opteran Technologies for High-Performance Self-Driving Systems

Opteran Technologies is a UK-based startup that provides a biomimetic autonomy platform. The startup’s autonomous system combines an insect vision camera and an optical flow-based detection system. This enables 360 degrees of vision and improves the performance of collision avoidance and object detection. Besides, the solution is easily deployable at the edge through a graphic processing unit (GPU) or field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA). Consequently, it mitigates the need for any hardware change for autonomy integration. This, in turn, allows automotive and robotics makers to significantly reduce development and capital costs.

Faction Technology advances Autonomous Urban Mobility

Founding Year: 2020
Location: San Francisco, US
Partner for Autonomous Micro-Deliveries

Faction Technology is a US-based startup that builds DriveLink, an autonomous mobility platform. The startup’s electric vehicle (EV) is tailored for urban usage with a low footprint and production cost. This makes its EVs ideal for micro-deliveries and on-demand urban mobility. More importantly, DriveLink includes a safety feature that activates in the event of autonomous system failure. This capability allows mobility and transport companies to ensure safety compliance and guarantee traveler safety. The startup’s solution accelerates EV and autonomous mobility integration, reducing road accidents and traffic congestion.

Carteav makes Autonomous Low-Speed Vehicles (LSV)

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
Reach out for Autonomous Tourism Mobility

Israeli startup Carteav develops autonomous low-speed vehicles for tourism mobility. The startup’s self-driving system combines lidar, radar, and cameras to improve its redundancy and reliability. Besides, Carteav provides fleet management software, wireless charging for the LSVs, and a reservation system. Since its navigation system maps routes in a short time, the startup speeds up autonomous integration at tourist spots, delivering a better experience. This allows tourism companies and golf courses to reduce driver costs, accidents, and maintenance expenses while improving asset utilization.

LightCode Photonics advances Low-Cost Self-Driving

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Work with LightCode to incorporate Software-defined 3D Cameras

Estonian startup LightCode Photonics offers software-defined 3D cameras for the mobility and robotics industries. The startup’s solution combines commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and robotic vision to enable lidar-like performance. It provides wide-angle 3D images, improves low-light performance, reduces power consumption, and optimizes processing rates. In effect, this allows automotive, mobility, and robotics companies to augment existing hardware and speed up automation.

CabiBUS Sustainable Mobility offers Autonomous Electric Mini Buses

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Partner for Autonomous Shared Mobility

Swedish startup CabiBUS Sustainable Mobility provides autonomous electric minibusses for public transportation and parcel delivery. The startup’s vehicle features level-4 autonomy, a separate cabin for passengers, ultraviolet (UV)-C light disinfection, and on-demand accessibility. This ensures safety for passengers availing public transportation post-COVID. As a result, it facilitates the transition to cleaner mobility options for the daily commute, reducing the environmental impacts of the industry.

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