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Series A | Alive

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Last Raised

$15M | 2 yrs 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.

Headquarters Location

444 Somerville Ave.

Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143,

United States


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WaveSense Patents

WaveSense has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

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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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WaveSense Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was WaveSense founded?

    WaveSense was founded in 2017.

  • Where is WaveSense's headquarters?

    WaveSense's headquarters is located at 444 Somerville Ave., Somerville.

  • What is WaveSense's latest funding round?

    WaveSense's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did WaveSense raise?

    WaveSense raised a total of $18M.

  • Who are the investors of WaveSense?

    Investors of WaveSense include Rhapsody Venture Partners, Impossible Ventures, Plug and Play Accelerator, VAS Ventures and NOMO Ventures.

  • Who are WaveSense's competitors?

    Competitors of WaveSense include Swift Navigation, SLAMcore, Dynamic Map Platform, Ushr, Point One Navigation and 9 more.

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