The romanian startup PRIME Motors, whose main line of business is in battery manufacturing for high capacity storage and electric vehicles, has expressed interest to integrate self-driving capabilities into their offer for electric car propulsion. The start-up offers clients the possibility to convert individual vehicle instances from a combustion-based propulsion system to an electric one.
To this end, a project proposal was submitted and funding was obtained within the NETIO (“Ecosistem de cercetare, inovare si dezvoltare de produse si servicii TIC pentru o societate conectata la Internet of Things – NETIO”, contract de finantare POC nr. 53/05.09.2016) framework, a national, structural funds financing line offered by the Romanian Agency for Scientific Research (ANCS). The title of the subproject that funds the research within NemoDrive is “Sistem inteligent de decizie și predicție pentru conducerea autonomă a vehiculelor electrice – AutoDrive”.
The general objective of the project is the development of an autonomous driving solution capable of offering a solid baseline for further R&D perspectives of PRIME Motors.