Who are we?
Tier IV, a deep-tech startup based in Japan, is dedicated to sharing technology for safe intelligent vehicles that will benefit all of society by enabling as many individuals and organizations as possible to overcome the barriers of time and space to collectively bring autonomous vehicles into reality.
Founded in December 2015, Tier IV has led the development of Autoware, the world‘s first open-source software for autonomous driving, and applied Autoware in applications of last-mile driverless mobility and logistics. Tier IV and its global partners continue to evolve Autoware and provide turn-key solutions for commercialization of Autoware-based autonomous vehicles all over the world.
Founded Tier IV
First real-road driving testing
Established the Autoware Foundation
17.5 Billion Yen Funding in total
First robot taxi live test with passengers
Established Tier IV North America
No. of employees
(as of Jan. 2021)
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0001, Japan
Silicon Valley Office
530 Lytton Avenue 2nd Floor,
JR Gate Tower,
Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, 450-6627, Japan
Our subsidiaries include 7 companies
specializing in fields related to autonomous driving.