Serve Robotics deploys DriveU.auto connectivity platform in robotic supply fleet


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Serve has partnerships with Uber Eats, 7-Eleven, NVIDIA, and Supply Hero, plus DriveU.auto. | Supply: Serve Robotics

Serve Robotics Inc. is teaming up with DriveU.auto to deploy the corporate’s connectivity platform into Serve’s commercially deployed robotic fleet. The platform will improve its potential to observe its autonomous supply robots remotely, mentioned Serve Robotics. 

DriveU.auto’s platform will add to the suite of instruments that the supply robotic company is utilizing because it deploys as much as 2,000 programs on the Uber Eats platform. 

“With the intention to quickly scale to hundreds of robots, Serve must leverage the capabilities of world-class know-how companions like DriveU.auto,” acknowledged Dmitry Demeshchuk, co-founder and vice chairman of software program engineering at Serve. “DriveU’s connectivity platform will assist us enhance the resilience and efficiency of our fleet, unlock operational efficiencies, and understand economies of scale as we pursue mass-market autonomous supply.”

DriveU.auto has developed and deployed a software-based connectivity platform for the teleoperation of robots and autonomous vehicles. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company claimed that its system allows distant driving (direct drive) or high-level instructions (distant help) at very low latency and excessive reliability.

DriveU.auto’s system relies on its proprietary mobile bonding and dynamic video encoding applied sciences. It mentioned its prospects and companions embody autonomous automobile builders, together with automobiles, vehicles, and shuttles, makers of delivery robots, OEMs, and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. They’ve used the corporate’s platform on the roads within the EU, U.S., China, Japan, and Israel.


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Why Serve picked the DriveU.auto platform

Serve mentioned it evaluated DriveU.auto alongside different aggressive choices. It landed on DriveU.auto’s platform due to its dependable, low latent, and uninterrupted connectivity. The corporate says this enables robots to share real-time telematics, entry cloud computing, and allow distant supervision in edge instances. 

“We’re grateful for the chance to interact as a trusted accomplice with Serve Robotics,” Alon Podhurst, CEO of DriveU.auto, mentioned. “DriveU.auto is dedicated to enabling the large-scale rollout of driverless fleets safely and effectively. Connectivity is a crucial factor in each driverless automobile. Our increasing roster of economic partnerships is a testomony to DriveU’s main place in enabling AV operations.

DriveU.auto additionally supplies native help of the NVIDIA Jetson platform, which supplies hardware-accelerated video encoding and decoding, reduces community bandwidth and latency, and ends in higher video high quality. This was an added worth for Serve. 

In April of this yr, Redwood Metropolis, Calif-based Serve Robotics went public on the Nasdaq Inventory Market beneath the image “SERV.” The company mentioned it anticipated its preliminary public providing of 10 million shares of frequent inventory to generate $40 million in gross proceeds, earlier than underwriting reductions and providing bills. 

Serve Robotics builds and maintains its fleet of robots for patrons as a robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) enterprise. In 2021, Serve spun out of Uber, and it has maintained an working contract with Uber Eats for native supply in choose areas.  Different massive prospects have included Walmart and 7-Eleven.

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