Derq Teaches Driverless Cars to Safely Navigate Busy Intersections

Derq Teaches Driverless Cars to Safely Navigate Busy Intersections

There are many technical challenges to overcome in the development of self-driving cars, but one of the toughest is predicting and preventing collisions with pedestrians and other objects that end up in the roadway.[…] Derq, a Techstars Mobility alum based in Detroit and Dubai, is conducting a yearlong pilot project on Jefferson Avenue and Randolph Street in the Motor City to focus on vehicle- and pedestrian-related risks around intersections.

Dubai Decrees Itself the A.I. City-State of the Future

Dubai Decrees Itself the A.I. City-State of the Future

There’s no direct flight from Dubai to Detroit. So when the three co-founders of Dubai-based Derq, a traffic-safety startup, need to get to the carmaking capital of the U.S., they take a connecting flight on Air France through Paris or on Emirates through Boston. That typically means a four-leg, 32-hour round-trip for at least one of them once a month. […]

Dubai's big plans to revolutionize how we travel

Dubai's big plans to revolutionize how we travel

(CNN)Dubai is well known as a testing ground for future tech, and seen as a model for future living by many. 

[...]Derq describes itself as "a Dubai-based MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives by using artificial intelligence and V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology."

CNN video feature can be found here.

Dubai Startup Derq Secures $1.5 Million Seed Round

Dubai Startup Derq Secures $1.5 Million Seed Round

Derq, a Dubai-based startup developing technology to reduce road accidents, has raised a $1.5 million seed round from undisclosed investors. The company is using the investment to further develop its technology and grow its team in Dubai. It’s also expanding to the U.S. where it has opened an office in Detroit, the de facto capital of the U.S. automotive industry.

Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

Derq aims to make cars smarter and recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding after graduating from Techstars Mobility Accelerator. In addition to growing its team and opening an office in Detroit, the company plans on using the cash to advance its tech that aims to reduce vehicle accidents by improving how cars and infrastructure talk to each other.

Dubai company gets funding of $1.5 million, opens Detroit office

Dubai company gets funding of $1.5 million, opens Detroit office

Derq Inc., one of the 11 companies in the current class of the Techstars Mobility incubator program at Ford Field in Detroit, has raised a seed funding round of $1.5 million and is opening an office in Detroit to serve as its U.S. headquarters.