understand.ai The AI Experts for Autonomous Driving Data Annotation

We believe that AI is the most powerful tool our generation has at hand. At understand.ai, we make it accessible for real-world applications such as autonomous driving.

We Automate Annotations

There are two ways we make AI accessible for real-world applications. First, we deliver annotated data - the food that teaches perception algorithms to recognize the world around them. On the other hand we apply machine learning models ourselves to automate the annotation process.

Why is automation needed? AI training and testing requires huge amounts of labeled data to be of use.

In autonomous driving perception algorithms in particular, we are talking about billions of data that have to be annotated. It’s not feasible to do it manually, it would take too long and would be too expensive. Our automation engine for data annotation enables our customers to cut costs and accelerate the training and testing of autonomous driving technology.

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UAI Team

Joint Force of AI, Annotation & Autonomous
Driving Expertise

understand.ai is proud to be the home of 60+ associates with AI, automotive & cloud background with worldwide AD / ADAS data annotation experience.

We’ve realized early that being great at AI is not sufficient to make a difference in the field of autonomous driving. After 5 years of annotation projects for AD / ADAS customers we bring the necessary expertise. We talk the same language and we know the pains of self-driving AI developers. With our UAI automation engine we can alleviate the data annotation challenges our customers face.

understand.ai CEO

Jürgen Daunis


The automotive industry is going through a major transformation fueled by the four CASE megatrends - the Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified vehicles. understand.ai is on the forefront of ADAS / AD annotation automation. We use AI to break the linearity between the amount of data needed to train and validate autonomous driving functions and the manual work needed to annotate it. We engage our automotive and machine learning competence to reach the automation levels needed to run large scale validation projects. Thanks to our automation engine we are able to reduce the time to market, slash development costs and deliver annotations at required quality.

We Work Worldwide

To better support our autonomous driving customers worldwide, we’ve joined the dSPACE family in July 2019. With united forces and a strong global footprint, we are able to serve our customers on-site in 16 countries on 5 continents.

We work worldwide…
To support our customers better wherever their business is, in July 2019 we’ve joined the dSPACE family. With united forces and a strong global footprint we earn your trust every single day. Thanks to our parent company and distributors, we are on-site in 16 countries on 5 continents.

From an AI Start-up to Data
Annotation Experts

understand.ai was founded in 2017 by Marc Mengler and Philip Kessler who shared a vision - to make AI accessible for everyone. They recognized the importance of high-quality annotated data for self-driving vehicles to intelligently perceive the road ahead.

Combining machine learning algorithms and human intelligence their idea quickly formed into a fast growing start-up. Over 5 years understand.ai has grown to a team of more than 60 exceptional individuals and managed large scale projects of the biggest players in autonomous driving. The annotation tooling and services enable our customers to get the right data, at the right quality and right quantity to make production grade AI products a reality.

Since 2019 we’ve been a part of the dSPACE Group. Founded in Germany in 1988, dSPACE is a global leader in simulation and validation for automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries employing over 1,800 people today.

Karlsruhe Karlsruhe

Office Karlsruhe An der RaumFabrik 33a
76227 Karlsruhe
Germany


KarlsruheSilicon Valley of Germany

Our headquarters is in Karlsruhe, named the center of artificial intelligence by the German ministry of economic affairs and energy. Karlsruhe is home to one of the leading technical universities in Europe and well-known research institutions like Fraunhofer and the FZI. To be connected with customers and other centers of artificial intelligence, we are also proud to call San Jose in the Silicon Valley our home.

San Jose San Jose

Office San Jose 2540 N. 1st Street, Suite 201
95131 San Jose, CA
USA


San JoseHeart of the computer industry

Our second location is in San Jose and Silicon Valley, home of the largest tech companies and known to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. The first autonomous vehicles are being tested in this area, and we are glad to be part of this vibrant and growing part of the world.

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Close to you!At home in 16 countries

Through our parent company, dSPACE and its distributors, we can be on-site in a matter of a few hours and discuss solutions with you and your colleagues in your local language, jurisdiction and help deploy solutions directly on your premise.