We are on a mission

Today, 90% of urban trips consist of one passenger traveling 5 miles, and the majority of deliveries are carried out via 2-ton ICE vehicles. Using large legacy vehicles is not sustainable from emissions, gridlock, and energy use perspective. We are right-sizing driverless transportation, making it smart for the city and affordable for the planet.

Backed by


Faction was founded in February 2020 by an expert team that has collectively developed and launched autonomous vehicle systems ranging from light electric vehicles to heavy-duty, Class 8 semi-trucks.

Ain McKendrick
Andrea Mariotti
VP of Driverless Vehicle Engineering
Mike Lowe
VP of Mechanical Design Engineering
Peter Schmidt
Head of Design
Andrea Borbely
VP, Operations & Finance

Track record

Our team can lay claim to having built some of the first autonomous vehicles deployed to paying commercial customers in 2018, and having developed the first driverless vehicle systems to have run on public highways with no safety driver on board in 2019.

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