Voyage will license Renovo’s AWare OS across the company’s global fleet of automated vehicles
Voyage, an autonomous taxi startup, recently partnered with Renovo and plans to license the company’s AWare OS across their fleet of automated vehicles.
Initial deployments will take place this year in Voyage’s existing commercial community in The Villages in Central Florida and The Villages in San Jose, California. The deployments will feature Voyage’s custom automated driving system (ADS) running on Renovo’s AWare OS, according to a news release. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be the first fleet of vehicles to use AWare, with more models slated to be added in future.
Voyage is working with various companies to develop key components of its autonomous mobility stack and is using AWare as the primary technology to bring these components together on one platform. AWare provides the low-level OS layer on which Voyage’s community-optimized Automated Driving System runs as well as third party technology and services. Other Voyage partners, including CARMERA and Velodyne, are already part of the AWare ecosystem.
Renovo built AWare specifically for fleet operators like Voyage with the goal of enabling a variety of technologies to operate in a safe, secure, and scalable manner.
“We selected AWare after exhaustively looking at the alternatives—including building in-house — and are excited to partner with a company that really understands the challenge of automotive-grade platform software. Renovo is helping us roll out new vehicle platforms and enabling us to focus on our automated driving system technology, customer-facing applications, and overall service delivery,” Voyage co-founder and CEO Oliver Cameron said, according to the release. “Voyage was founded with the knowledge that scale in our industry will come from collaboration, and Renovo is a critical partner in this strategy. Their vision of ‘the Autonet’ — an open and scalable approach to transportation — aligns with our own thesis of why vertical models will struggle against the power of collaboration. Companies like Voyage and Renovo working together in areas where they excel will help reshape mobility.”