Wejo Group, which specializes in smart mobility cloud and software analytics for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) data, has released details of its smart platform, Wejo Autonomous Vehicle Operating System (AV-OS). The company states that AV-OS is set to rapidly accelerate the development and adoption of AVs for the world’s leading auto makers and fleet developers by opening up and democratizing access to connected vehicle data (CVD).
Interpreted and analyzed by Wejo’s Smart Mobility intelligence offerings, the platform will, it is stated, unlock new insights for any AV developers supporting the rapid acceleration of AV testing, carried out safely in a virtual simulation environment. The company states it will democratize access to data, removing the silos of traditional development processes that AV OEMs must go through, enabling rapid innovation.
Turning the raw connected vehicle data into meaningful and actionable insights, Wejo says it will help developers better understand vehicles, journeys, roads and locations to create safer and more environmentally friendly driving experiences.
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 9.3 million+ 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 should bring development efficiencies. Its capabilities will support a variety of simulation and modeling functions, such as providing AV OEMs and developers with intelligence about longer-range conditions across traffic, roadways, and environments in a live 3D environment.