We are redefining the role of humans in an automated world

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.

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Driving Logistics Automation
Safety first: protect your workers and the success of your everyday operations. Human-machine collaboration and guaranteed reliability ensure that you’ve safely and effectively achieved your targets at the end of every shift.
Eliminate inefficiencies, increase your operational productivity, and redefine the role of drivers while boosting their output.
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
FERNRIDE has raised more than 60M USD in venture funding from the following investors
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

First productive operations of two automated trucks at the world’s largest automotive production plant at Volkswagen Wolfsburg

60 Employees
Early 2023

Productive operations across all yard-trucking use-cases with DB Schenker, HHLA, and Volkswagen.


We raised $31 million in a Series A round

A global leader in autonomous, sustainable yard trucking

Mobility defines our lives, and its next revolution is here: autonomous driving.

Fully automated mobility still needs time to develop. For now, human-in-the-loop mobility will be required.

Fernride redefines the role of humans. Our technology enables them to control machines as we advance on a unique path towards an automated future.

Fernride is driving the automation of logistics as we change transportation to achieve an ultimate, long-lasting impact on mobility.


Our Executive Team & Board Members

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.
Martin Isik 
Martin brings nearly a decade of experience from BMW, focusing on autonomous driving. As our CCO / CFO, he leads strategic corporate development, global partnerships, and the establishment of our finance department.
Thomas Bock
With over 15 years at Audi launching successful L2 and L3 ADAS products, Thomas led teams developing L4 autonomous systems across Europe before joining FERNRIDE. As CTO/COO, he bridges product development and deployment, ensuring seamless customer integration.
Dr. Volker Hartmann
General Counsel
Volker has over 15 years of experience as an in-house legal counsel specializing in technology and product law within the automotive and mobility industries. He has advised on, among other things, autonomous and connected driving R&D projects, M&A projects, and the establishment of legal teams at Audi, Daimler, VW Group, and several tech start-ups. As our General Counsel, he is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs, data protection, compliance, governmental affairs, and the establishment of our Office of the General Counsel.
Volker Hartmann
General Counsel
Volker has over 15 years of in-house legal counsel experience at Audi, Daimler, VW Group, and tech start-ups. As our General Counsel, he oversees legal, regulatory, compliance, and governmental affairs.
Chief of Staff
Candice has 15+ years of experience from companies such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Forto. As the Chief of Staff, Candice is accountable for People & Culture and the CEO Office.Candice studied Mathematics & Economics at Wellesley College, and has an MBA from Yale.
Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman of the Board
Holger Mandel
Board Member
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