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Open Source Autonomous Driving Leader Tier IV Opens Silicon Valley Office

Jan 5, 2021

Neematte Media Corp.



January 5, 2021

Tier IV, Inc. announced the opening of it’s North America headquarters in Palo Alto, CA which will further strengthen the partnerships and adoption of Tier IV’s platforms and services based on Autoware*, the leading open-source software for autonomous driving.

“This is an important milestone in Tier IV’s expansion strategy and demonstrates our commitment to partners and customers of the Autoware ecosystem in North America.” said Dr. Shinpei Kato, founder of Autoware and Chief Technical Officer of Tier IV.

In addition to scaling business for Tier IV’s autonomous drive platform and services, Tier IV North America, Inc. will work to expand the membership base of and develop business partnerships across the Autoware Foundation for the global advancement of autonomous drive technology and solutions based on open-source software.


*Autoware is a registered trademark of the Autoware Foundation.



About Tier IV


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. Learn more at https://tier4.jp/en/ and follow us on @tierivjapan.


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