Joining Forces on Self-driving
By Peter Ondruska, Co-founder and CEO of Blue Vision Labs
Today, I am thrilled to announce that Blue Vision Labs is joining forces with Lyft in their mission to revolutionise transportation, via a full technology, team, and product acquisition of Blue Vision Labs. Blue Vision Labs will be the first Lyft office in London, and will become part of Lyft’s Level 5 division to build technology for Lyft’s self-driving efforts.
Building the future of Robotics and AI
We started Blue Vision Labs with the mission to advance the capabilities of today’s robotics and AR platforms by solving some of the hardest technological challenges in the field.
In March of this year, we made great progress on this goal by releasing the Blue Vision Labs AR Cloud, a technology that allows developers to create shared AR experiences that were not possible before at unprecedented scale. One potential application of our AR cloud allows us to connect ridesharing passengers with their drivers by overlaying the car’s position onto the rider’s smartphone screen in augmented reality. Joining forces with Lyft means we can develop experiences like this at a much greater scale.
The technology that we created for our AR cloud is powered using centimeter-accurate 3D maps that cover entire cities, and are built using fleets of vehicles equipped with mobile phones. We believe that gaining a detailed understanding of the world is the key requirement for achieving a safe and scalable self-driving platform. Specifically, this technology helps car know where they are, what is around them, and what should they do next at scale not possible with other technologies. We are very excited to be working with Lyft to contribute to their efforts in enabling the future of autonomous mobility.
The journey ahead
As we begin this next chapter of our story, I would like to thank our investors, particularly Google Ventures, Accel, Horizons Ventures and angel investors for supporting us in our journey so far, and to the thousands of developers, we worked with through our AR beta program. We will be sharing more about the next steps for our beta developers through emails as we embark on this exciting journey.
We believe we are working on some of the hardest and most important problems in the industry. If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, you can join us at Lyft Level 5!
— Peter Ondruska and the Blue Vision Labs team