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TIER IV

ABOUT USOPEN SOURCEFOR SOCIETY.OPENSOURCEFOR SOCIETY.

MISSIONCO-CREATEVALUE,DISRUPTIVELY.

We do things which others have never done before by creating completely new methodologies. We co-create value boldly by delicately disrupting conventional value.

VISIONTHE ART OFOPEN SOURCE,REIMAGINEINTELLIGENTVEHICLES.

We provide open access to autonomous driving technology such that everyone, from individuals to organisations, can participate in and contribute to a sustainable ecosystem of intelligent vehicles and autonomous driving technology for the benefit of society.
THE PROFESSIONAL

CORE VALUESTHE PROFESSIONAL

Create
References,
Empower
People.

Intelligent vehicles will influence the way we live, and can even change our culture. Our goal is to develop autonomous driving technology for intelligent vehicles that enable new applications and enhance society, which in turn serve as the essential platform to improve our quality of life. TIER IV promises to create references that empower people.

Make It
Possible With
Partners,
Make It
Feasible For
Partners.

We believe that open-source software brings a unique and universal approach to autonomous driving technology that will reinvent how we live. To fulfill this epoch-making project, TIER IV is committed to the formation of open communities, in which we take the initiative to make it possible with our partners to achieve our transformational vision.

Proactive,
Productive.

We aim to make intelligent vehicles affordable and available, so that they can be used by everyone, every day. TIER IV strives to work actively at the forefront of autonomous driving technology and provides the best engineering practices whenever needed, all while enjoying ourselves as we produce happiness through truly safe and efficient mobility.

FOUNDERI HAVETHREEFACES.

Shinpei KatoFOUNDER & CTO

Born in Fujisawa, Kanagawa in 1982, Shinpei is the founder and CTO of TIER IV, and a co-founder and chairman of the Autoware Foundation. He also works as an associate professor for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.

An internationally renowned expert in computer science, and a pioneer in the evolution of open-source software for autonomous driving technology. Shinpei was an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, from 2012 to 2016, where his team created the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving technology, Autoware.

He was also a postdoctoral scholar at Keio University, the University of Tokyo, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of California.

He received a distinguished award by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for “Outstanding Contribution to Science and Technology” in 2017.

TIER IV HISTORYStarted in 2015