HOW IT WORKS
Kopernikus Automotive is the leading developer in automated valet parking (AVP Type 2) technology, which describes an autonomous driving solution. With this, a smart infrastructure remotely drives today’s serial production cars even though today’s cars don’t have autonomous driving capabilities. The Kopernikus technology sets the stage for infrastructure-based AVP type 2 technology in production, logistics, repair, and parking use cases.
Kopernikus Automotive equips any facility’s infrastructure with the necessary sensors and processing power, leveraging the fact that there are fewer regulatory requirements on private grounds. The cars become autonomous by embedding the Kopernikus adapter software into existing ECUs (e.g. the lane holding ECU) while A.I.-based perception and path planning are performed externally. All driving commands are sent to the car wirelessly in real-time.
In all use cases, the Kopernikus Automotive technology immediately increases efficiency, lowers the operating costs and improves the usability for the facility operator. In factories and car logistics we reduce the need for human drivers, in a repair facility we increase the efficiency of the workers. In a parking facility we increase the convenience for the end customer, while massively improving the efficiency for the parking operator.
Kopernikus Automotive was founded in 2016 by car enthusiasts Stefan Jenzowsky and Tim von Törne and is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany. We are a German car software development company with a multinational team of A.I. and robotics specialists representing 12 nationalities.
As a team we want to shape the future of the automotive industry: We believe that the current status in the car industry needs to be challenged. Software will become the most important component of tomorrow’s cars and autonomous driving functions will be coming to the automobiles soon; we are here to accelerate this change.