Autonomous Mobility Start-Ups
Six autonomous mobility startups similar to Zoox include Pony.ai, Drive.ai, Aurora, Cruise Automation, Nuro, and Argo AI. Each company's website and brief description have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. Aurora focuses on level 4 autonomous systems, that is, systems/vehicles that can take over in some conditions, and not all; the company raised $90 million in series A funding in 2018. Cruise Automation on the other hand focuses on both level 4 and level 5 autonomous systems. Cruise Automation has investments from both General Motors and Honda. Some of these companies have received major funding, including SoftBank's $940 million investment in Nuro, and Ford's $1 billion investment into Argo AI.
In order to identify the key players similar to Zoox, we leveraged two publications from Angel.co and TechGenix that provided articles on the "top self-driving startups." From these articles, we prioritized startups that have received major funding, northwards of $50 million, as well as those that have established partnerships in the industry and received major press coverage.