Making Autonomous Driving a Reality

We’re an Automated Driving Technology Company 

Founded in 2017, our company is a university spin-off from one of the first mobile-robotics labs in the world.

2017

Founding year

80+

Employees

€3M

Revenue in 2021

€17M

Funding

Street-Smart Industrial Automation 

 

Our story started on the open roads, where we have a history of successful deployments around the world.

Our journey has taken us to the industrial environment where we are applying our experience and expertise to automate mass-produced trucks with our DAWN™ automated driving software platform.

 

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Our Software Enables All-Weather Self-Driving

We have solved one of the biggest problems in autonomous driving — the issue of bad weather.

Our innovation uses a unique probabilistic approach that enables vehicles to drive in varying weather conditions — unlike any other company in the space.

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The Sensible 4 Founders

Jussi Suomela

Founder, CBO

Harri Santamala

Founder, CEO

Tommi Rimpiläinen

Founder, COO

Jari Saarinen

Founder, CTO

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Our story


Sensible 4 is born

Sensible 4 was founded by Harri Santamala, Jari Saarinen, Tommi Rimpiläinen and Jussi Suomela.

2017

First automated driving vehicle working prototype

The same year, they hired the first engineers and built the first automated vehicle prototype. Following promising tests, the team begun working on a bigger model: an automated shuttle bus.

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2017

First customer

Collaboration with T-Engineering (Dongfeng Motor, China) to automate one of their vehicles.

2018

Launch of GACHA, Best Design and Best Startup Awards

The world’s first autonomous shuttle bus for all weather conditions in collaboration with Muji, the reknown Japanese designer. The same year, GACHA won the Beazley Designs of the Year award for Best Transport Design!

In addition, Sensible 4 won Best Startup at the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Cars and received $1 million as a reward.

2019

Series A investment round, Finnish Engineering award and first project abroad

Sensible 4 closed the Series A investment round at $7 million by Nordic Ninja and ITOCHU.

After receiving a Finnish Engineering Award, the first autonomous driving operation abroad started in Oslo, Norway.

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2021

Deployments in Europe and international cooperations

More deployments in Norway, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Cooperation signed with T-Engineering on bringing Dongfeng Motors’ Level 4 Sharing-VAN to Europe.

Cooperation signed with Moove for automating their Level 4 PeopleMover shuttle.

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2021

8M€ EIB funding & new Japan office

We received 8Me from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to boost sustainable transport with our technology.

Simultaneously, we celebtrated the opening of a new office in Tokyo and sent our automated driving GACHA bus to Chiba for a 2-week project open to the public.

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2022

Launch of DAWN™, new A-round funding & UD Trucks partnership

We released our commercially ready Autonoumous Driving Platform DAWN™ along with a welcoming a new investor totalling 17M€.

In December, we proudly partnered with truck manufacturer UD Trucks in Japan with a DAWN™ equipped truck transporting material on an industrial site in Japan.

H2
2022

Launch of DAWN™, new A-round funding & UD Trucks partnership

We released our commercially ready Autonoumous Driving Platform DAWN™ along with a welcoming a new investor totalling 17M€.

In December, we proudly partnered with truck manufacturer UD Trucks in Japan with a DAWN™ equipped truck transporting material on an industrial site in Japan.

H2
2022

Our experts’ views on autonomous driving

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