A major area of investment in the defense sector is in developing technologies that operate autonomously and that do not require human operators. This technology is being developed for a wide variety of military equipment including self-driving convoys, drones, and autonomous submarines. There are however complexities with this kind of the implementation such as extensive testing cycles, protection from cyber-attack and integration into already-existing defense and military technologies.
Studebaker Capital, through its affiliate, Studebaker Mobility invests in technology related to autonomous vehicle systems, electric vehicles and other technologies used in this growing industry. Our specific focus is in applications relevant to law enforcement and defense. Our immediate areas of interest include investment in early-stage technology development for vehicle ‘brains’ utilized in self-driving vehicles, sensors, Lidar systems, AI chips, machine learning, edge computing, vehicle communications systems, and cyber and big data technologies (as it relates to mobility and autonomous systems).