GILLINGHAM, England, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aptiv (NYSE : APTV ) was recognized as a 2018 Top 10 "Most Innovative Company" by business and technology magazine Fast Company. Also recognized is Aptiv-owned nuTonomy, a leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars.
Aptiv was recognized as a Top 10 "Most Innovative Company" in two categories -- transportation and artificial intelligence (AI), by Aptiv and nuTonomy, in its annual issue recognizing companies embracing innovation.
Aptiv is making the future of mobility real with smart city pilot projects leveraging a fleet of approximately 150 self-driving vehicles to provide "autonomous mobility-on-demand" in Singapore, Boston and Las Vegas by the end of 2018. During CES 2018, Aptiv conducted more than 400 automated rides with the general public to more than 20 destinations by leveraging partner Lyft's ride-hailing app.
Aptiv was recognized by Fast Company for its leadership in autonomous driving technology.
"We are honored to be recognized for the innovative work Aptiv is doing to solve mobility's toughest challenges," said Kevin Clark, Aptiv president and CEO. "Aptiv engineers are dedicated to developing, implementing, and commercializing future mobility solutions to make transportation safer, greener and more connected."
Also recognized by Fast Company, is nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars, acquired by Aptiv in November 2017. nuTonomy achieved the world's first integration of self-driving cars into a ride hailing service in Singapore in 2016.
It quickly followed this achievement by being the first to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Boston, demonstrating that its rules-based approach can scale globally. nuTonomy's public facing pilots have allowed the company to connect with passengers on multiple continents, informing its roadmap in building safe, reliable and efficient transportation in cities worldwide.
"nuTonomy is incredibly proud to have our achievements in AI recognized by Fast Company, and to be part of the broader Aptiv family that is working toward a future that includes autonomous mobility-on-demand systems deployed in cities worldwide," said nuTonomy President, Karl Iagnemma.
Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company's signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
"This year's MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change," said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.
Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning Feb. 27.
Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Aptiv has 147,000 employees and operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers in 45 countries. Visit aptiv.com.
nuTonomy is a leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars. The only company to successfully deploy self-driving cars on two continents, the first to market with an autonomous vehicle on demand (AMOD) system, and the first to launch a public trial of a self-driving ride-hailing service, nuTonomy is a driving force behind the successful deployment of autonomous vehicles in urban centers around the world. In November 2017, nuTonomy joined Aptiv PLC, forming a team of the best and brightest engineers with a common vision to be the reliable and responsible future of self-driving vehicles.
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SOURCE Aptiv PLC