BOSTON (PRWEB) April 10, 2018
nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the-art software for driverless cars, announced today it has been named a finalist for Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards. In its annual list recognizing companies, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to issues facing humanity, Fast Company recognized nuTonomy as a prominent innovator in transportation.
nuTonomy, acquired by Aptiv in November 2017, is the first to have successfully provided rides to passengers in fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. The company achieved the world’s first integration of self-driving cars into a ride hailing service in Singapore in 2016. It quickly followed this achievement by being the first to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Boston, demonstrating that its technology can scale globally. Today, nuTonomy continues to deploy autonomous vehicles on two continents.
“It’s an honor to have our achievements recognized by Fast Company,” said Karl Iagnemma, President of nuTonomy. “As the global transportation ecosystem evolves to meet modern needs, nuTonomy will power the shift to fully autonomous mobility-on-demand across the globe. Our team of engineers and scientists remain steadfast in our mission to radically improve the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of transportation in cities worldwide.”
Now in its second year, the finalists for the World Changing Ideas Awards were selected from a pool of more than 1,300 entries in 12 categories, from Food to Energy to Developing World Technology.
nuTonomy will be highlighted alongside other award finalists in the May issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on April 17th.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.
nuTonomy, an Aptiv company, is a leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for driverless cars. nuTonomy is a driving force behind the successful deployment of autonomous vehicles in urban centers around the world and was the only company to successfully deploy self-driving cars on two continents, the first to market with an autonomous vehicle on demand (AMOD) system, and the first to launch a public trial of a self-driving ride-hailing service. In November 2017, nuTonomy joined Aptiv, Inc., forming a team of the best and brightest engineers with a common vision to be the reliable and responsible future of autonomous vehicles.