The next European tech champion...

We are enabling a smooth transition towards logistics automation by building the best human : machine collaboration platform to safely and efficiently remote operate (autonomous) vehicles.

Helping you to unlock...
We ensure a safe and reliable operation without accidents and damages by using human-machine collaboration.
We unlock driver productivity and open up new perspectives by redefining driver roles to overcome shortages.
Our partners
& supporters

We are proud to have strong partners and venture capitals supporting our vision and driving our growth.

"Fernride's scalable technology platform will be a crucial bridge to further automation.The exceptionally strong team and the great market potential as well as its dynamics have convinced us to invest in this German startup."

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Investor and Lead Partner Industrial Tech at Speedinvest

"In terms of potential, Fernride plays in the same league as our previous early-stage investments such as Volocopter or Luminar. For me, the team is already one of the strongest in Europe. I am convinced that Hendrik and his team will make a decisive contribution on the road to autonomous driving. We are proud to support Fernride on this journey."

Felix Haas
Partner at Munich-based 10x Group

"Fernride has created an outstanding technology to combine the best of both worlds in one platform: the human driving abilities with autonomous vehicle technologies. We follow and support their rapid growth path with excitement, knowing it will lead to success!"

Gabriel Matruschka
Investor und Partner bei Fly Ventures
Our growth path to date

10 years of research at the leading Chair of Automotive Engineering at TUM in the field of vehicle engineering and sensor technology.

3 Employees

Spinning-off Fernride (initially under the name "Pylot") by Hendrik Kramer, Dr. Max Fisser and Jean-Michael Georg in Munich.

3 Employees

Development of product, technology as well as the business model - supported by Seed Investment from Speedinvest, Fly Ventures, UnternehmerTUM and Business Angel Amir Roughani.

15 Employees
Fernride wins
German mobility award 2020
Early 2021

Successful proof of technology with an initial pilot project on a customer site at DB Schenker together with special vehicle manufacturer KAMAG.

25 Employees
Seed funding pushes financing over 10 mio €
Late 2021

Partnerships with leading OEMs and signature for more customer pilot projects to proof of commercial feasibility.

35 Employees
Early 2022

Start of Project for automated production supply at the worlds biggest automotive production plant at VW Wolfsburg.

41 Employees
Becoming a European tech champion for logistics automation

Mobility has defined our lives. Benchmarking inventions like the wheel or the engine have defined transportation. Yet the next revolution is on our doorstep: autonomous driving.

However, it will take time until full automation is feasible throughout mobility; hence it will require a human-in-the-loop for quite a while.

At Fernride we redefine the role of humans in this automated future. With our technology we enable humans to control machines thus building a unique path into an automated future.

We will drive the automation of logistics - then we will change transportation and ultimately we will have an impact on mobility.

Our executive team
Hendrik Kramer
CEO & Co-Founder
Hendrik founded his first company with 16, then studied industrial engineering in Munich and Stanford. As our CEO Hendrik represents Fernride in public and towards customers.
Dr. Maximilian Fisser
CPO & Co-Founder
Max did his studies and PhD at the TU Munich and Wellington on distributed sensor systems. As our CPO, Max drives the product vision and the product development. 
Jean-Michael Georg
CTO & Co-Founder
Michael did his degree in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen before his research and PhD (to date) at the leading faculty of vehicle technology at TU Munich. As our CTO he pushes the limits of technology and heads our R&D.
Martin Isik 
After almost ten years at BMW and a strong focus on the autonomous driving space, Martin decided to embark on the more entrepreneurial journey. As our CCO / CFO he is responsible for strategic corporate development, global strategic partnerships and the establishment of our finance department.
Thomas Bock
Prior to joining Fernride, Thomas worked for ARGO AI as Operations Manager Europe where he built up and managed autonomous operations for AID and ARGO. As our COO, Thomas’ focus is to scale up our pilot operations and accelerate our growth. 
Former MAN board member and CEO of MAN Germany Holger Mandel joins Fernride as board member and investor

A bang for the logistics industry's buck: on April 1, automated logistics provider Fernride presents a prominent new addition. Holger Mandel, former member of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE & CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Germany, will actively support the Munich-based startup as a board member and investor.

Fernride implements teleoperation kit in Terberg AUTOTUG ©
VW and Fernride test remote-controlled trucks in Wolfsburg
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