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WaveSense's ground-penetrating radar helps a vehicle navigate a snowy road.


Ground-penetrating radar navigation for self-driving vehicles

Greentown Boston Member

About the Company

GPR is enabling robust all-condition autonomous vehicle lane-keeping using radar fingerprints of the roadbed.

About the Solution

Self-driving vehicles will save millions of lives and transform the economy. Before they become mainstream, they need to be able to navigate safely and reliably in all types of road and weather conditions. GPR’s map enables just that by radically reducing navigation failure rates.

Every road in the world has a unique subsurface signature. GPR uses ultra-wideband radar to create a map of those subsurface signatures from which self-driving cars can navigate. Vehicles using the GPR map are unaffected by common but challenging road conditions like snow, heavy rain, fog, or poor lane markings. Because GPR’s solution is independent of dynamic environments above the road, it can improve overall navigation by orders of magnitude when combined with existing sensor suites, even in clear conditions.

GPR will accelerate the arrival of self-driving vehicles, help save millions of lives, and transform the future of transport.