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What are some promising startups building autonomous vehicles in Singapore?

Here are the top 4 autonomous startups in Singapore based on our research, which is based on the year of operations, funding raised and investors of the startup.

Singapore has been a leading country in the development of self-driving cars. Singapore ranks 2nd in Infrastructure and 8th in Technology and Innovation . The country opened its first vehicle test center in 2017. It was built to support the Center of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles. With its fast pace at its research and development, the self-driving car market in Singapore is upcoming and competitive.


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Hertzwell is a seed stage startup founded in 2017 and based in Singapore. It manufactures radar sensor devices which helps assist autonomous vehicles to navigate in different weather conditions. 

Founders: Ram Vignesh, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member

Bhaskar Dutta, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Board Member 

Ram Vignesh
Bhaskar Dutta

Investors: SGInnovate, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Entrepreneur First



mVizn is a startup that provides AI- based vision engines to help track vehicles and security systems using facial identification. Founded in the year 2017.

Tracking vehicles can be a challenge. The company has created a tracking system.As a result,it can give a real-time digital representation of where a vehicle is with less than a meter precision. 

Founders:  Sambit Pal, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Office 

Debashis De Munshi, Co-Founder

Phillips Huang, Co-Founder

Tanvirul Islam, Co-Founder


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"<yoastmark is a startup which builds software to help build autonomous systems for automotives. This software can also be used in farming, public utilities and delivery. aims to build vehicles and small machines which understand its environment around. They can detect people and other things on the road, to smoothly pass and reach the desired location. Founded in the year 2019.

Founders: Mikhail Melanin Ph.D, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Konstantin Selivanov, Chief Technology Officer

Co-founders - Mikhail Melanin and Konstantin Selivanov
Mikhail Melanin and Konstantin Selivanov

Investors: Techstars  

The latest deal amount by Accelerator/Incubator is $120K  on 15-Oct-2019.

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Qandela was founded in 2018. The startup develops LiDAR devices for self-driving cars. LiDAR devices act as an eye of these cars. It provides them a 360-degree view of the surrounding.

Founders: Poh Kam Chan Ph.D, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Jia Hao Cheong Ph.D, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Jia Hao Cheong at an event
Jia Hao Cheong

                                             (Jia Hao Cheong at the third investor day in Singapore on 17th July 2018)

Investors:   Entrepreneur First

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