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As read on Wayve's blog: a perspective from Alex Kendall, Co-founder & CEO

The last post on Wayve's blog features a perspective from Alex Kendall, its Co-founder & CEO.


The article discusses Wayve's announcement of securing $1.05 billion in Series C funding, underscoring a significant milestone in the company's journey. Wayve plans to advance its pioneering work in Embodied AI, particularly focusing on autonomous driving technology. Embodied AI, unlike traditional cognitive AI that works within abstract domains, applies AI to physical world interactions, promising profound impacts across various industries.


Wayve aims to develop autonomous vehicles that interact within urban environments without the need for high-definition maps, using a camera-only navigation approach. This technology is expected to significantly enhance safety, reduce traffic accidents, and improve overall road efficiency. The funding will help Wayve to launch its first product featuring L2+ ADAS, aiming for broader deployment and integration into consumer vehicles.


Moreover, Alex Kendall emphasizes the broader potential of Embodied AI beyond autonomous driving, such as in robotics and general AI applications, positioning autonomous driving as a foundational step due to its unique challenges and immense data generation capabilities. The company also highlights its commitment to safety, scalability, and the integration of advanced computing technologies to support its AI models. Wayve's approach is defined by focusing on incremental advancements in driving automation and fostering partnerships with automotive manufacturers to integrate and scale its technology globally.


Latest footage of Wayve driver navigating complex traffic situations in London:



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