Faction, an provider of self-driving micro-logistics and vehicle-on-demand transportation, is partnering with Point One Navigation, a company that specializes in precise positioning technology, to bring right-sized driverless delivery and transportation solutions to the mass market.
Faction’s DriveLink platform deeply integrates Point One’s safe positioning technology with reliable centimeter-level accuracy, enabling efficient autonomous operations across the entire fleet, according to the manufacturer. Faction is accelerating the commercial deployment of its B2B autonomous delivery service by leveraging three-wheel production electric vehicles which are purpose-built for driverless fleet services and supported by teleoperation.
Faction’s driverless technology platform addresses the rapidly growing demand for reliable, cost-effective, and scalable last-mile enterprise delivery services and shared mobility. By combining autonomy with remote human supervision, Faction’s vehicle fleets are available now for business delivery use and are not waiting for the development of 100% autonomous technology.
According to Faction CEO, Ain McKendrick, “Having evaluated a number of competing technologies, Point One’s technology is a standout both in terms of performance and cost for scalable driverless fleet needs.”
Point One’s precise location API is a trusted full stack solution built on proprietary self-calibrating sensor fusion algorithms. Highly accurate and trustworthy positioning is a fundamental requirement for safe and effective operation across all areas of autonomous mobility and transportation. Point One’s intuitive APIs and open-source protocols integrate data from existing sensors on the vehicle, reducing production cost and simplifying vehicle design.
Driverless applications are further enabled by Point One’s corrections network, which provides dense coverage across the entire continental US. The result is a system that can be quickly developed to navigate and operate safely with a high level of confidence, while also being flexible and scalable for volume production
“We are proud to be working with a partner such as Faction who is pioneering the commercialization of driverless micro-logistics and mobility. The team at Faction is solving a real challenge, combining technical innovation with practical solutions for the quickly evolving moving world,” said Aaron Nathan, CEO and Co-founder, Point One Navigation.
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Originally posted on Work Truck Online