Ottopia, a technology company enabling remote vehicle operation, announced a collaboration with DENSO Corp., the world’s second-largest automotive Tier 1 supplier.
Ottopia also announced the launch of its Advanced Teleoperation (ATO) platform, providing both direct and indirect remote control of autonomous vehicles. Ottopia’s ATO platform “offers a unique integration of human operators with patent-pending artificial intelligence software to set a new safety standard for teleoperation in the automotive industry,” according to the company.
“Our collaboration with DENSO has been phenomenal from day one,” said Ottopia CEO and founder Amit Rosenzweig. “DENSO is interested in a teleoperation solution focused on safety and scalability. These are exactly the values Ottopia is committed to while building the world’s first automotive-grade teleoperation platform.”
Teleoperation is necessary to assist autonomous vehicles through complex situations. Industry consensus is that there will always be cases when human intervention is required. The Ottopia ATO platform provides this human assistance, offering a safe, scalable and cyber-secure solution, according to the company.
Ottopia’s ATO platform utilizes proprietary network bonding and ultra-low-latency video compression to reliably deliver real-time remote operation of vehicles over existing public cellular networks, according to the company.
Ottopia’s unique technology focuses on safety and scale. By employing advanced AI and indirect methods of control, the operator is able to efficiently support multiple autonomous vehicles. The platform also introduces an active safety layer of vehicle-side software that ensures safe operation even in harsh conditions such as lost cellular connection or extreme weather.
The platform also enables remote control of non-autonomous vehicles in industries like freight, shipping and construction.
“Anyone who is interested in teleoperation – from robotaxi companies to fleet management and logistics companies – can now deploy our platform,” said Rosenzweig.