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Humanising Autonomy raises $5.3M Seed investment to expand pedestrian prediction software globally

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Humanising Autonomy has announced that it has raised Seed funding led by Anthemis Group, the leading global Fintech and Insurtech investor, with Japanese VC fund Global Brain Corporation, Germany-based Amplifier and Silicon Valley-based Synapse Partners.

Developers of an intent prediction platform that predicts the full range of pedestrian behaviour across different environments and cities, Humanising Autonomy has raised $5.3M.

The money raised will be used to deploy the company’s pedestrian prediction software globally, at scale.

Humanising Autonomy said that the funds will be used to expand the reach of it’s AI-powered technology across various vehicle platforms and levels of automation, to make cities better for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

The London-based startup has already deployed their software in the US, Japan, Germany and the UK.

Humanising Autonomy said it has built AI-powered technology that is able to predict the full range of pedestrian and vulnerable road user behaviour in real time. The software utilises the power of ubiquitous visual camera data to accelerate adoption rate of autonomous technology, build public trust, and increase human safety in cities. Initially developed for autonomous vehicles, the software integrates with all levels of autonomy, including driver-assist features for human-driven vehicles on the road today.

Maya Pindeus, CEO of Humanising Autonomy said, ‘Our vision has always been to set the global standard for how autonomous systems interact with people.’

‘We now have the resources to rapidly scale our company and are excited to expand the reach of our technology across all levels of automation and increase our deployments around the world,’ added Pindeus.

The software is deployed in both human-driven and autonomous vehicles, in a bid to increase the safety of vulnerable road users, help with regulatory compliance, and reach Vision Zero goals.

While the startup is currently focusing on Urban Mobility, it is planning to grow into adjacent markets and enable safer implementation of autonomous technologies across the world.


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