Pony.ai: next-generation autonomous mobility is here


New self-driving technology by Pony.ai

The Pony.ai is an autonomous vehicle technology company founded by James Peng and Lou Tiancheng. The company is working on autonomous driving since 2016.

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Furthermore, Pony.ai is a pioneer in deployment of autonomous mobility. The company introduced the first Robo Taxi Service in California and China.

In addition, Pony.ai aims to transform the autonomous transportation technology on a global scale. The company has a clear vision of building the most reliable and safest autonomous vehicle technology. The developer has also partnered with manufacturers like Toyota, Hyundai, and GAC. The company has 1.5 million autonomous kilometers under its belt. So, in short, the company has an abundance of data to learn from and improve.

Technology and Pony.ai

The Poni.ai consists of a variety of modules, sensors, infrastructure, hardware, and vehicle modular platforms. Hence, it’s a combination of the whole ecosystem in one platform. This ecosystem approach creates a reliable and robust autonomous vehicle platform that scales.

The system consists of a Perception module and planning & control modules. The perception module combines deep learning models with a heuristic approach. Such an approach enhances the performance with redundancy and safety.

Furthermore, the system further enhances its performance capability by multi-sensor fusion technology. This fusion technology leverages the most reliable sensor data in accordance with the changing environment and driving scenarios.

In addition, the planning and control module is a combination of deep learning and machine learning. Hence, this module can navigate easily in most complex traffic & road scenarios. The system also carefully learns other road users and act.

The localization and HD mapping have paramount importance in Autonomous driving. Localization helps to determine the precise physical location of the vehicle. Down to centimeter-level accuracy helps the vehicle to tackle the surrounding.

The multi-sensor fusion approach of Pony.ai provides rich data sets. These data sets then help to build reliable HD maps. The HD maps help to understand the static world around the vehicle. Thus, it provides key information for safe driving.


The supporting infrastructure plays a key role in autonomous driving technology deployment in scale. The Pony.ai relies on a solid foundation of the real-time on-board system, off-vehicle data processing, and management. The scalable high-quality system, rapid iteration, and efficient testing on hardware and software front play a key role in the Pony.ai platform.

Furthermore, deployment-ready, reliable and high-performance hardware further enhances integrity of platforms. The custom design of the computing system and fusion modules creates a solid backbone of the infrastructure. The cutting-edge software creates an integrated full-stack system. As a result, you will get the most reliable and safe driving system.

The Pony.ai has robust algorithms and learning mechanisms that can be generalized across different platforms. So, we can deploy the mechanism in a wide range of vehicles from cars to freight trucks. Thus, it is easily scalable and has the ability to reach a wide audience.

In conclusion, Poni.ai is a new autonomous vehicle platform. It has the ability to scale and deploy very rapidly on a wide range of vehicles. In short it’s the next big step towards autonomous driving.

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