Airplanes, spacecrafts, personal flight, drones, cars, trucks, ships, trains, scooters, bikes and more are becoming smarter, safer and low emission.
Several companies in the Seattle and PNW area are bringing some of the core technologies driving these next generation transportation technology innovations. We are launching Smart Mobility Seattle to foster technology firms in this domain.
Here is a snapshot of companies in the smart mobility domain in the Seattle/PNW area:
- Amazon offers core cloud infrastructure and AI technologies in its AWS Automotive portfolio of solutions. Amazon is also at the leading edge of delivery and logistics technologies including autonomous drones, delivery bots and robots. Amazon and Bezos Expeditions have been actively investing in companies like Aurora, Rivian, Blue Origin and Convoy.
- Microsoft is a well entrenched with major mobility manufacturers at the enterprise level and brings a suite of solutions in the automotive domain as well some focused solutions like the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP), leveraging Cloud, IoT, AI, Maps and Voice technologies. Microsoft has also makes investments in mobility related firms including Grab, ClearMotion, Airmap, Airbotics, Netradyne and others.
- Boeing is the largest employer in the Seattle area and is at the forefront of innovation in the aerospace industry. Boeing has made several investments directly and acquisitions via HorizonX Ventures in innovative startups in the aerospace domain including local companies like Zunum Aero and Insitu.
- T-Mobile: Connectivity via telematics is a key part of smart mobility and T-Mobile is a major provider of mobile connectivity. T-Mobile also offers an aftermarket connect car solutions called SyncUp Drive and SyncUp Fleet.
- OEMs: Car and truck makers in the area include Mercedes (MBRDNA) and Paccar locally and Daimler Trucks (DTNA) in Portland.
- Car sharing service providers Uber, Migo and ReachNow have R&D offices in Seattle area.
- Autonomous technology companies including GM’s Cruise and MightyAI have significant Seattle presence and related HD Map technology firm Carmera has an R&D office in Seattle. Polysync and DesignatedDriver are based in Portland.
- Trucking unicorn, Convoy as well as fleet technology provider Zonar are both HQ’d in the Seattle area.
- Connected Car Software companies INRIX, Xevo and Airbiquity are local firms. Glypmse is another related solution focused on location analytics.
- Connectivity Infrastructure companies Kymeta, Sagetech as well as sensor company Echodyne are WA state based.
- Drone and unmanned aerial vehicle companies Insitu and Aerovel. Drone wireless charging – WiBotic.
These and other companies are listed in our directory that will be continually updated.
We are in the process of organizing our first Smart Mobility Seattle event. Stay tuned.