Cyanogen, the startup perfect recognized for its failed try to “steal Android’s future away from Google”, is prepping for a go back to the sport. Only this time, it has a special marketing strategy in thoughts. Cyanogen has rebranded itself as Cyngn (which has been its website online URL for some time now) and is now running on independent riding era, as noticed by way of Axios.
According to listings on its website online and somewhere else, the corporate appears to be making plans to increase device for self-driving automobiles and in all probability additionally some , stories Axios. Fuelling the idea is a allow that Cyngn has gained from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to check self-driving automobiles on public roadways.
On its website online, Cyngn has a reasonably huge description of its AI and independent products and services, “Cyngn products are transforming the way we move. By utilising edge AI and autonomy, we’re enhancing and reshaping the way cities move, industries transport, and machines perceive. We are purpose driven autonomy.”
Citing publicly to be had data on RelatedIn, Axios famous that Lior Tal, who used to be up to now the COO of Cyanogen, as smartly any other 30 workers or so are running on the brand new venture. Some of those folks come with alumni of automakers like Mercedes-Benz and China’s Future Mobility Corp, aside from Baidu, which is making an investment closely in self-driving automobiles. It used to be no longer transparent whether or not Kirt McMaster, former leader govt officer of the corporate, remains to be concerned.
The announcement follows Cyanogen, the Palo Alto based totally startup, shutting down all its products and services. “As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16,” the corporate had mentioned then in a weblog put up.
That announcement used to be stunning to the over 50 million Cyanogen device customers, and in all probability additionally to buyers who gave Cyanogen north of $110 million, in keeping with Crunchbase. In the previous two years, Cyanogen’s McMaster had made grand guarantees to scouse borrow the way forward for Android from Google. When that wasn’t sufficient McMaster desired to position a bullet in Google’s head.