FULL STACK SOFTWARE SOLUTION
SELF-DRIVING FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS
Our software makes self-driving vehicles of all types operate smoothly and safely in changing conditions.
GACHA gets the G-mark and wins the GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD for 2019.
Sensible 4 Winner of Best Startup Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2019.
GACHA awarded 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Award (Transport) by the Design Museum London.
The Worlds First Commercial All-Weather Level 4 Autonomous Shuttle Bus Software.
Full-stack software solution for autonomous vehicles
All season autonomous shuttle bus for cities and mobility operators
Independent modules for self-driving systems and vehicles
I was looking at our latest autonomous vehicle – a retrofitted Toyota Proace – driving smoothly on the roads near our office in Espoo and started to think how long it took to come here. Back in the 1990 I was doing my M.Sc. studies at Helsinki University of Technology and started to work as an assistant in Automation Laboratory.
Three Nordic companies have joined forces to deliver a new autonomous public transport service North of the Arctic Circle. It is the most extensive pilot in challenging weather conditions, ever. In February 2022 two custom-built, fully electric Toyota Proaces will hit the roads of the city of Bodø in Northern Norway.
Finnish Sensible 4 and Swiss Transit Lab are starting a new, long-term pilot in Switzerland with an electric Level 4 autonomous shuttle bus. The first demonstration of the software and vehicle performance is happening already these days in Schaffhausen, at the annual event of the Swiss Public Transportation Association (VÖV).
One of the biggest investors behind Sensible 4 is NordicNinja VC, a Japanese venture capital fund, with some hundred million euros of a portfolio. NordicNinja VC is focusing on Finnish and Baltic start-ups and they are backed up by major Japanese companies, such as Honda, Panasonic, Omron and Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
SOLVING THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES
Let’s face it. Completely autonomous self-driving technology is not here yet. The biggest challenge for the industry to tackle so far has been difficult driving conditions. Most self-driving cars can only operate in ideal weather conditions and on well-marked roads.
Sensible 4 was founded as an answer to this. More than 30 years of research and development in harsh Nordic conditions has given us the experience to solve this problem. Our solution: a unique LiDAR-based software, built with state of the art sensor fusion – that make self-driving cars operate safely in all conditions, terrains and environments.
The technology is truly one of a kind and brings several key benefits to the table. It allows vehicles to drive on unmarked roads and without landmarks for localization. And best of all, it has a vision that can penetrate through fog, rain and heavy snow.
So how do we do it? Our software uses smart probabilistic 3D-mapping to create accurate predictions of the space around and allows the vehicle to see what is normally invisible to other self-driving cars. Our approach has been proven to be extremely accurate during repeated tests in the harsh winter conditions of Finnish Lapland.
WHAT MAKES OUR TECHNOLOGY UNIQUE?
PROVEN RECORD IN HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS
Tested in the harshest winter conditions in Finland in temperatures as cold as -28.
FILTERS OUT RAIN, FOG AND SNOW
Our unique algorithms filters out unwanted outliers and enables self-driving in all conditions.
SELF-DRIVING WITHOUT LANES AND ROADMARKS
Vehicles can drive on unmarked roads thanks to our superior positioning system
ACCURATE POSITIONING WITHOUT LANDMARKS
Our system can localize without physical landmarks or artificial structures in the environment
GACHA AUTONOMOUS SHUTTLE BUS
GACHA is the World’s First Autonomous Shuttle Bus designed for all weather conditions and environments. It was created in cooperation with MUJI and released in March 2019.
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