26.10.2022 | Estonia
Estonian company introduces a next-generation self-driving vehicle
Text Timo Huttunen
Photo Raul Mee
MiCa is a new generation self-driving vehicle developed by Estonian technology company Auve Tech. MiCa takes safety, practicality and self-driving to a new level and enables travel without a driver in various weather and traffic conditions.
Safety has been the most important criterion when developing the new generation vehicle. MiCa is equipped with seven LiDAR sensors and ten cameras that see even further and offer 360-degree visibility. In addition, the risk of errors has been minimized. A lot of development work has also been done in terms of cyber security.
“MiCa is like a time machine that lets us jump into a new era of technology. The world has never seen a self-driving vehicle like this before,” said Johannes Mossov, CEO of Auve Tech.
“Our autonomous vehicles have been transporting passengers in 12 countries, in most of them on public roads. These international collaboration projects have helped us make improvements in both software and hardware to excel in the autonomous driving front. The new generation also helps ease the process of integrating autonomous vehicles into a variety of environments.”
Thanks to years of testing, the environmentally friendly and electric prototype can survive even in harsh weather conditions. Estonia’s climate allows vehicles to be tested in various conditions, from heavy rain to thick snow. The efficient air conditioning system also enables MiCa to be used even in warmer climates.
“There is strong interest for MiCa in countries that are densely populated. The spacious MiCa is electric and suits well in urban environments while being compact but providing space for more passengers than a regular passenger car,” said Taavi Rõivas, chairman of the board of Auve Tech.
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