The Russian developer of unmanned systems for trucks BaseTracK raised $1 million from Angelsdeck
The services of the startup are already used by transport companies PEK, Fm Logistics, and others.
BaseTracK has raised funds from Angelsdeck co-founders Igor Kaloshin, Sergey Dashkov, and others, the startup said. The company will use the raised funds to scale up the business, increase its attractiveness to investors through revenue growth, use drones in the commercial delivery of goods and prepare for the next round.
The startup was founded in 2017, it develops the technology of “virtual rails” to save fuel and automate the movement of a car – the system builds a digital analog of the track with terrain features, turns, and other factors. At the same time, the technology takes into account the mass of the truck and its configuration, and also gives hints to the driver.
Now the company is developing automatic acceleration control – the driver will only have to steer and control road safety. In the future, the startup plans to develop unmanned technologies to the fourth level of automation – with it, the driver practically does not participate in driving.
BaseTracK services are used by transport companies PEK, Fm Logistics, Crafter, and others. They have over 25,000 trucks.
According to Kontur.Fokus, at the end of 2020, the company had zero revenue and a net loss of 187 thousand rubles.
In September 2021, the company announced that it would launch commercial unmanned trucks on the M11 highway that same year. The startup raised €1 million in March from unnamed investors, according to Crunchbase. In May, Angelsdeck invested $1 million in BaseTracK.