Tier IV and DeepMap have established an alliance to improve the maturity and stability of open-source autonomous vehicle software solutions.

Tier IV, a deep-tech startup based in Japan, is leading the development of the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, known as Autoware.

Autoware is an all-in-one self-driving car solution that integrates open source and BSD licenses. The solution supports tasks such as 3D localization and mapping, 3D road planning, subject and traffic signal detection, lane recognition, sensor calibration, and software simulation. 

Autoware is used by more than 200 organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

DeepMap is a Silicon Valley-based provider of high-definition (HD) mapping and localization technology for autonomous driving, with customers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.