Tech startups are essential for the global economy and the development of countries. Today, we count on state-of-the-art and luxurious information technology solutions, mostly appliable to first-world communities, where living standards are the highest and primary needs are totally covered. However, there are startups companies that aim to give solutions to problems that most people can relate to.
Additionally, the effects of COVID-19 all over the world made it necessary to have multiple new tools that can help people adapt to this new normal. As such, 2021 has been a good year for technology with the rise of many startups helping people improve their quality of life in more ways than one.
Here are some of the most interesting tech startups that I came across recently.
Nuro is a company that creates automated cars that can deliver goods to homes, ensuring a safer way of delivering to consumers. This tech startup came out in 2019 and they are partnered with the likes of Walmart, FedEx, and CVS Pharmacy so as to deliver products to their customers.
Nuro cars are designed to be safe and fast. Their narrow vehicle allows for better passive and dynamic safety, preventing pedestrian fatalities that could happen during normal deliveries. These vehicles also have 360° cameras, as well as Lidar, short and long-range radar, and ultrasonic sensors; this way, there are no blind spots for the vehicle while driving.
Today, Nuro is available in San Jose, California; Houston; Silicon Valley; and Phoenix. This tech startup also developed the first self-driving, driverless car to get permission to operate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Cloud technology is here to stay, and today, we have hundreds of options when it comes to cloud storage. Most of the time, users pay high prices to keep the service. Wasabi helps in automating processes, securing critical data, and offers a convenient option to share files at a reasonable price.
Wasabi is there when enterprises seek a better cloud storage option. The solutions provided by this startup are tailored to suit different organizations, industries, cloud strategies, and use cases.
Some of the Wasabi features include protecting against ransomware. You might also pay less than Amazon S3, in comparison, and do not get charged for egress or API request charges. The company also boasts having quick uploads and downloads, plus private network options, as well as 11x9s data durability and immutable storage.
If you were looking for a tool to help you properly select the background music for your business or simply please your customers’ tastes, Soundsuit is an interesting option. It is a smart assistant that was developed using top-class technology to help you create playlists that truly match your business and customers.
Soundsuit picks the best music, keeping in mind the event and genre preferred. The manual effort in changing music throughout the day is a thing of the past with this tech startup.
Soundsuit is compatible with several systems such as Google, Bose, JBL, Chromecast, Sonos, and more. This app allows you to play according to your schedule. You can plan in advance and can play it in one or multiple locations. The app also helps users define which music mood, genres, and styles should play during a day or the whole week with just a few taps.
Due to Soundsuit’s SmartMoo technology, you can lay down and enjoy the music that the app has chosen for you, it can accurately pick the right level of energy and beat according to your business type.
This tech startup co-founded by Elon Musk has a futuristic mission to connect the human brain to devices that can translate thoughts into speech or text. This could have wide applications for people who can’t communicate verbally due to mental illnesses or paralysis.
Based in Fremont, California, Neuralink aimed to integrate humans with computers, and this development of the first neural implant is a step closer to that future. Theoretically, the implanted device will let the user control any computer or mobile device. The technology is still being made as they also need to create a precise machine that can link the threads of the device to the human brain.
There has been a lot of tech startups these past few years towards the advancement of technology, and we’re looking forward to seeing how far we can advance in the future.
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