England-based Wejo Group announced on Thursday at MOVE 2022 (held at London’s Excel 15-16 June) its smart platform, Wejo Autonomous Vehicle Operating System. AV-OS will give any AV developer, from OEM to fleet operator, unprecedented access and support.
According to the company, AV-OS will leverage billions of daily data points from millions of connected vehicles, including AV data, to generate AV outcomes. The results will rapidly accelerate the development and adoption of AVs for the world’s leading automakers and fleet developers by opening up and democratizing access to connected vehicle data (CVD).
Wejo Founder and CEO, Richard Barlow said: “The widespread adoption of autonomous driving is integral to safer roads, lower emissions, and a significant reduction of traffic accidents. Auto accidents and emissions combine for a staggering 9.3M+ deaths per year.
But without cross-industry collaboration, innovation will be slow. By democratizing access to connected vehicle data, our AV-OS platform will remove barriers to widespread AV adoption in ways never before possible,rapidly reducing development time.”
By organizing billions of data points from millions of connected vehicles and partnering with global automotive manufacturers to stream real-time data at scale and speed, Wejo’s AV-OS platform will bring about a step-change in AV innovation and development efficiencies, as its capabilities will support:
Simulation and modeling
– Using connected vehicle data to inform AV model development
– Providing real-world data and intelligence about automated and non-automated (human) driving
– Removing silos and supporting the development, testing and operating AVs through live visualizations, without the need to have a physical AV on the road
– Supporting the development, testing and operation of AVs
Anticipating the road ahead
– Providing AV OEMs and developers with intelligence about longer-range conditions across traffic, roadways, and environments in a live 3D environment, instead of learning from yesterday’s data
– Growing connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle data (e.g., lidar & camera outputs)
– Edge & distributed infrastructure to reduce latency barriers
Creating a Common Language for Standardization
– Developing vehicle and road network digital twins that represent a common language for AVs
– Including vehicle status and dynamics, plus intended movements (lane changes/exits)
– Going beyond map data
– Understanding the pattern of traffic and driving behaviors to allow for better planning and a smarter, faster AV reality
Last week, the company announced an expansion and extension of its existing collaboration with Microsoft Maps, which will significantly enhance the capabilities of Microsoft’s mapping products, in multiple territories across the world.
An extensive build on our existing relationship, it will also facilitate the ability for Microsoft to receive real-time Wejo data from all territories to further enhance and improve its mapping capabilities, including intelligent routing, route optimization, identifying parking spaces and more.
On April 5, Wejo launched Wejo RTTITM, a Real-Time Traffic Intelligence solution that can provide critical insights. The data is provided via an up-to-the-minute and holistic view of traffic conditions and safety incidents on roads using aggregated data derived from millions of connected vehicles.