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About Otto

Otto is designing a new approach to modern transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Otto hardware and software is tuned for the consistent patterns and easy to predict road conditions of highway driving. Sensors are installed high atop existing trucks, offering vehicles an unobstructed view of the road ahead.

Headquarters Location

San Francisco, California,

United States



Research containing Otto

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Otto in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Dec 16, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Otto

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Otto is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Auto Tech.


Auto Tech

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Companies working on automotive technology, which includes vehicle connectivity, autonomous driving technology, and electric vehicle technology. This includes EV manufacturers, autonomous driving developers, and companies supporting the rise of the software-defined vehicles.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

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Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).


Artificial Intelligence

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Companies developing artificial intelligence solutions, including cross-industry applications, industry-specific products, and AI infrastructure solutions.

Latest Otto News

Newsom vetoes truck driver bill

Sep 25, 2023

Measure would require humans in self-driving vehiclesbyThe Associated Press|Today at 3:59 a.m. FILE - Don Burnette, senior staff engineer at Otto, checks the software on a computer in the back of a self-driving, big-rig truck during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state. Union leaders and truck drivers had said the measure would save jobs. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File) SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state. The legislation vetoed Friday night would have banned self-driving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds -- ranging from UPS delivery vans to massive big rigs -- from operating on public roads unless a human driver is on board. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, head of the California Labor Federation, said driverless trucks are dangerous and called Newsom's veto shocking.

Otto Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Otto's headquarters?

    Otto's headquarters is located at San Francisco.

  • What is Otto's latest funding round?

    Otto's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Otto?

    Investors of Otto include Uber.

  • Who are Otto's competitors?

    Competitors of Otto include Embark Trucks, Waabi, Einride, Kodiak Robotics, Aurora and 7 more.


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Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics is a technology company that operates in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company's main offering is the development of autonomous technology for long-haul trucking, providing a solution that is designed to increase efficiency and safety in the transportation of goods. The company primarily serves the freight and logistics sector. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Mountain View, California.


iSee is a technology company that focuses on autonomous driving systems, specifically in the logistics and supply chain industry. The company offers advanced autonomous yard truck solutions, designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enhance safety in yard operations. These autonomous vehicles are equipped with artificial intelligence to interact with people and equipment in dynamic situations, providing a flexible path to automation without disrupting daily operations. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Gatik develops software solutions for self-driving vehicles for urban logistics. It targets the logistics market with its fleet of self-driving box trucks. It enables autonomous trucking companies to fulfill on-demand and scheduled deliveries. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Mountain View, California.

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PlusAI provides full-stack self-driving technology to enable large-scale autonomous commercial transport. The company offers artificial intelligence (AI) technology for commercial fleet management, driving tests, trucking operations, and other software solutions serving clients worldwide. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santa Clara, California.


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