for in-campus travel
- Reduces operating cost by 40-60% (by removing driver cost)
- Electric powered (no pollution, no noise)
- 24x7, all weather operation
- 100% accident safe
- No special rails or dedicated pathways required
Safe and modern solution for in-campus travel
Using such an electric powered self driving shuttles in place of manually driven golf carts and mini buses reduces the operation cost (by removing driver fee) and improves efficient & consistency of operation. Such driverless shuttles can be used at:
For transportation of injured students and senior professors
Travel at amusement parks, national gardens, zoo etc.
On-demand mobility of senior people within gated colony
Transporting guests to nearby beach, restaurant, club center
Available for pre-order
Launching in 2016
Auro Shuttles uses latest technology to ensure safe navigation even on busy roads. The vehicle is equipped with Lasers, camera, Radar and GPS providing it complete 360 degree vision under all environment situations.
The shuttles relies on a prior 3D map of the environment, which is created once in the lifetime at the beginning. In all subsequent runs, it uses this 3D map to localise itself and interpret road topography.
Passengers can input their destinations through a simple to use touch screen mounted on the vehicle, or through their mobile app. The underlying software automatically figures out the optimum high-level route to reach safely to the destination.
Auro Prime is a complete self driving vehicle equipped with all autonomous driving features. It includes:
We live and breathe robotics.
We started our journey from IIT Kharagpur in India, and are now playing at the very center of Silicon Valley. We were part of Summer 2015 batch of Y Combinator. We are currently doing pilots in Santa Clara University in Bay Area. Come check us out to have a test ride on our autonomous shuttle.
Founded Robotics Research Group in IIT Kharagpur
Bootstrapped it for 2 years, making 3 outdoor autonomous robots
Our co-founder went to CMU Robotics Institute to do a joint Masters thesis on autonomous vehicles
Secured under top 10 rank all over the world in Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC 2013) held in Michigan
Brought $400k of funding for the research group through IIT Kharagpur
Opened an institute project with 5 professors and 30 researchers at Centre for Robotics in IIT Kharagpur generating more than 15 PhD and Master theses
Spun it off into this startup upon graduation to take things to the next level
Gave first Successful Public Demo in IIT Kharagpur campus
Seed funded and incubated by IIT Kharagpur
Received grant from DSIR, Govt. of India for development and commercialisation of technology
Developed and demonstrated Autonomous Parking System
Pivoted the business to Driverless Shuttles for in-campus travel
Nalin GuptaCo-founder & CEO
Serial tech-entrepreneur. Hates mediocrity to the core.
Jit Ray ChowdhuryCo-founder & CTO
The tech-savvy kid in the block. A maker by spirit.
Srinivas ReddyCo-founder & CPO
The go-getter guy. A roboticist by passion.