WaveSense's ground-penetrating radar helps autonomous vehicles stay in lane by utilizing data below the ground. By adding WaveSense's technology to the existing sensor suite, autonomous vehicles can now navigate on any road or in any weather condition, making self-driving safer for everyone.
Originally developed for military use, WaveSense's technology was first successfully deployed in Afghanistan. Now, WaveSense is revolutionizing the autonomous vehicle industry and will save countless lives from motor vehicle accidents.
WaveSense builds a fingerprint of our roadways, using mapping and tracking against unique geologic patterns underground. Unlike the constantly changing visual landscape above ground, this sub-surface data is static, providing a guide that’s always available for autonomous vehicles.
Founded in a military R&D facility, WaveSense has proven to be a successful technology in the military context. After years of development, WaveSense's ground-penetrating radar was first deployed in Afghanistan in 2013. The technology allowed military vehicles to stay on previously-mapped routes by matching GPR measurements with maps of subterranean geology. This enabled precise navigation of 9 ton military vehicles, despite unmarked lanes and poor visibility from sand and dust.
Now, the WaveSense team is bringing its ground-penetrating radar product to commercial autonomous vehicles. Adding ground-penetrating radar technology to the existing sensor suite enables autonomous vehicles to see in a whole new dimension and brings a new level of safety to our roads.