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About Perceptive Automata

Perceptive Automata is solving human behavior prediction for the safe large-scale rollout of highly automated (L2/3) and autonomous (L4/5) vehicles that drive naturally and comfortably, especially in urban areas. The company enables those vehicles to understand what people might do next so they can navigate safely and smoothly around humans, including pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. The level of understanding of our human-like AI goes well beyond what standard physics-based approaches can deliver, including information that can’t be gained any other way. Perceptive Automata is working with OEMs, suppliers, and tech companies that are building or integrating ADAS and autonomous driving systems.

Perceptive Automata Headquarter Location

230 Somerville Ave 2nd Floor

Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143,

United States

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Mobility / Automotive

Startups in this market deploy datasets and simulation software to train autonomous vehicles in a virtual environment, which can speed up the development process. These solutions are especially helpful for training autonomous vehicles to appropriately respond to dangerous and/or less common situations, such as blinding sun or a pedestrian jumping out from behind parked cars.

Perceptive Automata named as Outperformer among 11 other companies, including Scale AI, Foretellix, and Applied Intuition.

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Perceptive Automata's Products & Differentiation

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  • SOMAI (State of Mind AI)

    State of Mind AI, or SOMAI, is an AI inference model that integrates into our customers’ Autonomous Driving stacks. This enables our customers’ autonomous vehicles to better understand people’s current state of mind, so they can navigate safely and confidently around humans. The core software module is wrapped in a C++ API that enables seamless integration.


    SOMAI perceives human situations correctly where alternative methods fail or perform sub-optimally. We enable machines with human intuition. 

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Perceptive Automata in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Mar 3, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Perceptive Automata

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Perceptive Automata is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Auto & Mobility Tech.


Auto & Mobility Tech

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Startups building a next-generation mobility ecosystem, using technology to improve connectivity, safety, convenience, and efficiency in vehicles.Includes technologies such as ADAS and autonomous driving, connected vehicles, fleet telematics, V2V/V2X, and vehicle cybersecurity.


AI 100

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Artificial Intelligence

9,071 items

This collection includes startups selling AI SaaS, using AI algorithms to develop their core products, and those developing hardware to support AI workloads.

Perceptive Automata Patents

Perceptive Automata has filed 23 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Autonomous cars
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial neural networks
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Latest Perceptive Automata News

Perceptive Automata Named a Finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas

Apr 28, 2020

Autonomous Vehicle AI Company Recognized for Innovation in Transportation Perceptive Automata , the leader in human behavior prediction AI for machines, announced that it has been named a finalist in the transportation category as part of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas awards. Perceptive Automata is creating best-in-class artificial intelligence software that gives autonomous vehicles the ability to understand the intentions of people so they can safely and smoothly navigate human-dominated road environments. Perceptive Automata is being recognized for their first-of-its-kind collaboration with Volvo Trucks North America and Dependable Highway Express (DHE) to bring human intuition to the trucking industry, with the goals of improving safety, productivity, and overall experience for truck drivers and fleet operators around the world. “We are honored to be recognized and listed amongst the brightest, most innovative, and creative companies globally, working to solve some of today’s greatest challenges,” said Sam Anthony, co-founder and CTO, Perceptive Automata. “We are on a mission to solve one of the most pressing challenges for autonomous vehicle developers: understanding and predicting human behavior. This recognition further validates Perceptive Automata as a critical driver behind making wide-scale adoption of AVs a reality.” Now in its fourth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 26 winners, more than 200 finalists, and more than 500 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, Corporate Social Responsibility, and AI and Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 3,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. The 2020 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Vancouver to Singapore to Tel Aviv. “There seems no better time to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, resources, and, in some cases, their scale to tackle society’s biggest problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have uncovered some of the smartest and most inspiring projects of the year.”

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  • When was Perceptive Automata founded?

    Perceptive Automata was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Perceptive Automata's headquarters?

    Perceptive Automata's headquarters is located at 230 Somerville Ave, Somerville.

  • What is Perceptive Automata's latest funding round?

    Perceptive Automata's latest funding round is Series A - II.

  • How much did Perceptive Automata raise?

    Perceptive Automata raised a total of $19.22M.

  • Who are the investors of Perceptive Automata?

    Investors of Perceptive Automata include First Round Capital, Slow Ventures, Hyundai Motor Company, Jazz Venture Partners, Toyota Ventures and 3 more.

  • Who are Perceptive Automata's competitors?

    Competitors of Perceptive Automata include MORAI, Edge Case Research, Applied Intuition, Humanising Autonomy, Renovo Auto and 14 more.

  • What products does Perceptive Automata offer?

    Perceptive Automata's products include SOMAI (State of Mind AI).

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