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Automotus joins NVIDIA Metropolis to help launch nation’s first zero-emissions delivery zone

The Automotus team is pleased to share that we’ve joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a program designed to nurture and bring to market a new generation of applications and solutions that use advancements in AI vision to make the world’s most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient.

Using first-of-its-kind computer vision technology enabled by the GPU-accelerated capabilities of the NVIDIA Jetson platform in its edge AI computing system, Automotus makes it possible for cities to analyze comprehensive curb activity data, align curb policy with real-time demand, automate payment and enforcement of vehicles, and make real-time curb availability data accessible for drivers.

Our technology is used in cities across the country, and has recently been deployed in Santa Monica to support the nation's first zero-emissions delivery zone - a one-square mile area that prioritizes zero-emission vehicles, incentivizing commercial adoption of EVs in exchange for highly valued (un)loading space. This is the first time curb management has been used to incentivize zero emission delivery vehicles in the U.S. and creates a blueprint for other cities who wish to adopt these zones and integrate the growing number of low emission delivery players, including sidewalk delivery robots, electric scooters and bikes, light, medium and heavy duty EVs and commercial EV car shares.

NVIDIA Metropolis makes it easier and more cost effective to leverage world-class AI-enabled solutions to improve critical operational efficiency and safety problems. The NVIDIA Metropolis ecosystem contains a large and growing breadth of partners who are investing in the most advanced AI techniques. Partners have the opportunity to gain early access to NVIDIA platform updates to further enhance and accelerate their AI application development efforts. Further, the program offers the opportunity for partners to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.

We’re excited to work with the team at NVIDIA as we continue to develop our computer vision technology with the goal of creating more sustainable and equitable streets and widen use of zero-emissions zones. We’re eager to see how the technology we’re launching in Santa Monica will help create momentum for zero-emissions delivery solutions in urban areas both in the U.S and globally.


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