Tekcapital PLC (LON:TEK) said its investee company Guident, which is developing in-car apps for autonomous vehicles, has appointed three new members to its scientific advisory board.
They are professors Naphtali Rishe and Hayder Radha and Dr Marielle Gross.
In a statement, Guident's chairman and CEO Harald Braun said: “Their combined experience and knowledge in artificial intelligence software for autonomous vehicles and bioethics will provide valuable insight as we expand the development of our remote monitoring and control centre for AVs and land-based delivery drones."
Rishe is the founder and director of the High-Performance Database Research Center at Florida International University; Radha is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University; while Gross is a Hecht-Levi Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics [for more details click here].
In the same announcement, investors were also told that Guident had secured a US patent to protect its intellectual property around the "methods and systems for emergency handoff of an autonomous vehicle". This patent teaches new methods to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles and land-based delivery drones, the company said.
Guident is developing artificial intelligent apps that allow users of autonomous vehicles to dispatch, monitor and control them remotely.
Tekcapital, which specialises in helping create value from technology spun out of universities, owns 100% of the technology company.