NEVS ensures safe deployment of autonomous EVs with Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology
NEVS, a Swedish holding company which acquired the assets of bankrupt manufacturer Saab in 2012, has entered into collaboration with California’s Phantom Auto, provider of teleoperation safety technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The partners will work together to ensure the safe deployment of autonomous EVs.
Phantom Auto enables a remote human operator to drive an AV when it encounters a scenario which the AV cannot handle on its own, enabling the safe and rapid deployment of AVs. Working together, NEVS and Phantom Auto are setting the bar for safety in AV deployments.
CEO of NEVS Stefan Tilk said: “Our AVs must be able to drive from any point A to any point B, which means driving through all edge cases they experience on the road, such as inclement weather, road work, and any other road obstructions.”
Tilk continued: “Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology ensures that passengers in our vehicles can safely and efficiently drive through any edge case, and that’s why I am excited and proud to call them NEVS’ partner.”
CEO of Phantom AutoShai Magzimof said: “It is vitally important that lifesaving AVs get deployed rapidly and at scale, but it is imperative that they are deployed in an optimally safe manner. By using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology, NEVS’ electric AVs will have a remote operator in the loop who can take over control if necessary, thus ensuring the safest possible experience for passengers in their vehicles.”
NEVS plans to deploy electric autonomous vehicles in the early 2020s, both in the EU and China. The company is in preparations for large volume production of the NEVS 9-3 EV by the end of 2018.