10 Top Self Driving Car Startups to Watch in 2022

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture — that’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative self driving car startups to watch in 2022 and beyond. From motorcycle safety to last-mile delivery — these are the top autonomous car startups to follow.

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Best Autonomous Car Startups to Follow

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovations and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting autonomous car startups of 2022 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting self driving car startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Argo AI

  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Funding: Corporate Round, $3.6 Billion

Argo AI is a self-driving platform company that works intimately with car manufacturers to develop safe and reliable self-driving vehicles for ridesharing and delivery.

2. RideVision

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series A, $9.5 Million

Motorcycle safety meets machine learning with RideVision’s innovative autonomous driving software that provides any motorcycle with Predictive Vision and enhanced visibility and safety features.

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3. EasyMile

  • Location: Toulouse, France
  • Funding: Series B, $89.42 Million

EasyMile develops driverless mobility solutions with innovative technologies that prioritize safety in tandem with city authorities, airports, and universities to bring self-driving vehicle capabilities to a larger percentage of the population.

4. Nuro

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Series C, $1.5 Billion

Nuro is a leading self-driving vehicle company that operates a fleet of autonomous vehicles developed for delivery, arming small businesses with affordable, safe delivery alternatives.

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5. May Mobility

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Funding: Series B, $83.6 Million

May Mobility is a sustainability-focused self-driving car startup working to develop and implement fleets of autonomous vehicles to provide an alternative to traditional shuttle services.

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6. FiveAI

  • Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series B, $78.7 Million

FiveAI leverages the power of autonomous vehicles, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to develop self-driving software.

7. Embark Trucks

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series C, $117.1 Million

Embark Trucks is innovating the trucking industry by creating self-driving truck technology to create safer, more efficient travel and transportation.

8. Aurora

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Undisclosed, $1.1 Billion

Aurora is one of the leading self-driving technology companies that aims to safely accelerate autonomous driving capabilities into the world on a larger scale.

9. AutoX

  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Funding: Series B, $160.1 Million

AutoX is a self-driving car startup leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide widespread access to mobility alternatives through AI drivers.

10. Waymo

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Private Equity, $5.5 Billion

Waymo is a self-driving car company that specializes in autonomous vehicle software and sensor technology developed in Google Labs. The company developed the first fully autonomous self-driving car using this technology in 2015.

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