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3D-mapping startup launches, announces $6.4 million round

Carmera becomes Brooklyn's leading autonomous vehicle startup.

An ambitious 3D-mapping company intended to be used for autonomous cars launched earlier this week, announcing a $6.4 million Series A round.

Brooklyn-based Carmera attaches 3D cameras to vehicle fleets (MakeSpace is currently the company’s primary beta user) to help the fleets traverse the streets, but also, and more importantly, to build up data on how streets look on the ground, rather than from a satellite.

“The problem is, autonomous vehicle mapping data tends to be non-existent, not good enough, or what little exists gets locked up in a few closed platforms,” the company wrote in a Medium post Monday. “We built Carmera to fix this.”

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