GPR Secures Series A Funding

GPR, a Somerville, MA-based provider of Ground Positioning Radar, raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding.

The round was led by Rhapsody Venture Partners.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Founded in 2017 and led by CEO Moran David, GPR, formerly known as WaveSense, provides a localization solution for autonomous capabilities through its Ground Positioning Radar. Its technology enables precise – centimeter level – vehicle localization in all visibility circumstances. Precise localization is an unresolved issue for vehicles in limited visibility environments such as snow, heavy rain and fog, and in unstructured environments such as mining sites, sidewalks, ports, tarmacs, etc. GPR provides an approach that looks underground, scanning the ground below the road and creating a 3-D map of the road’s subsurface signatures. This map then allows reliable and precise localization, no matter the aboveground visibility conditions.

GPR works closely with OEMs and Tier 1 partners to help vehicles safely navigate where current ADAS sensors, including lidar and camera-based systems, fall short.