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Founded Year

2017

Stage

Series A | Alive

Total Raised

$18M

Last Raised

$15M | 7 mos ago

About WaveSense

WaveSense is a product that uses a radar to create a map of subsurface signatures from which self-driving cars can navigate.

WaveSense Headquarter Location

444 Somerville Ave.

Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143,

United States

617-648-9100

Latest WaveSense News

WaveSense Is Renamed GPR, And Launches Next Generation System For Autonomous Vehicles

Sep 16, 2021

GPR image WaveSense, a Massachusetts startup developing ground positioning radar, has changed its name to GPR and released a new generation radar system it is calling Aegis. The Somerville, Mass.-based company has commercialized ground penetrating radar, originally developed for the U.S. military at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory. It now could help solve remaining challenges for autonomous vehicles. Most autonomous vehicles currently being tested rely on a combination of global positioning system (GPS), lidar and cameras. GPS requires good cellular connectivity, not always available in remote rural locations. Lidar, which uses lasers bouncing off surrounding objects to navigate the vehicle, and cameras, which can detect signs and road markings, can’t always provide accurate information, especially in heavy rain, snow or even in heavy fog. Ground penetrating radar can map the road structure beneath a vehicle. That sub-structure is unique and stable, much like a fingerprint. So it can enable vehicles to find their position, no matter how remote, reliably and accurately regardless of the road conditions or visibility of road markings above ground. The new Aegis system is GPR’s third generation of the technology. It is 80% smaller than the previous version and consumes less power. “Aegis marks an inflection point in GPR’s evolution as our company is set to tap massive unmet demand from automakers to deliver autonomous features that work even in some of the toughest road conditions,” said Tarik Bolat, co-founder and CEO of GPR. Byron Stanley, GPR’s other co-founder and now chief technology officer, said Aegis will provide more precise and reliable positioning information to the vehicle. GPR has some major auto industry guidance. Its board of directors include Joe Hinrichs, former head of Ford’s global automotive operations; Chuck Stevens, former General Motors

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Expert Collections containing WaveSense

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

WaveSense is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Autonomous Driving Tech.

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Autonomous Driving Tech

391 items

Includes companies working on fully autonomous vehicles, full-stack self-driving solutions, and the components (such as perception software, sensor hardware, HD mapping, and simulation) that help train autonomous vehicles and guide them on the road.

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Auto Tech

1,219 items

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.

WaveSense Patents

WaveSense has filed 6 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Automotive technologies
  • Biotechnology
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