Robotic Research and Gaussin Sign Strategic Agreement to Create Autonomous, Zero-Emission Yard Trucks, Heavy-Duty Logistics Vehicles, and Shuttle Buses
Robotic Research AutoDrive® Autonomous Driving Kits will be deployed by French electric vehicle manufacturer to automate their vehicles in ports and yards.
CLARKSBURG, Md (January 12, 2021) - Robotic Research, LLC (rr.ai), a global leader in autonomous driving technology and solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with Gaussin (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALGAU - FR0013495298), pioneers in clean and intelligent freight and transportation solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Gaussin will incorporate Robotic Research's AutoDrive® Autonomous Driving Kit into its growing fleet of zero-emission yard trucks, heavy-duty logistics vehicles, and shuttle buses for sale in global markets.
Gaussin has developed an expanding line of heavy-duty vehicles powered by battery and fuel cells for use in logistics centers, ports, airports, and smart cities, that lend themselves to self-driven, clean energy vehicles. With this new alliance, Robotic Research autonomy kits will deliver the performance required in these challenging, often congested environments that are not addressed by other autonomy kits on the market. The agreement includes multiple solutions that are part of Robotic Research's AutoDrive system. The systems are sold directly to end-users or used in Transportation-as-a-Service applications.
The first generation of autonomous, zero-emission vehicles will be developed for logistics and yard automation. Ports, warehouses, and logistics centers are increasingly adopting automated vehicles to increase the efficiency of transporting goods and handling difficult tasks such as maneuvering and reversing trailers. Part of the appeal of using self-driving vehicles for complex yard environments is that they increase safety in both transport and loading, which reduces on-the-job accidents and improve efficiency and maximize real estate.
"Transportation and logistics are growing markets for autonomous vehicles and this new alliance with Gaussin will further showcase the uses of AutoDrive in safely controlling vehicles in unstructured environments," said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. "Gaussin's recent contract wins for automating ports in the Middle East and yard logistics show the capabilities and competitiveness of their electric vehicles making them prime candidates for automation."
"This new agreement with Robotic Research is an excellent opportunity for Gaussin to enhance our autonomous vehicle technology", said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin. "Robotic Research has a proven track record developing autonomous and robotic technology for government agencies and commercial customers. Robotic Research's technology is the ideal complement to our self-driving technology and will allow Gaussin to expand our presence in North America."
To see Gaussin autonomous vehicles in action, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vomJBH4EEs.
About Robotic Research
Robotic Research, LLC, is an award-winning, leading provider of autonomy and robotic technology driving the transformation of commercial and government autonomous operations through innovative and intelligent systems. Whether providing autonomous vehicles to the military to keep the warfighter safe; delivering unmanned, transformable robots to extend the reach of Special Forces units; or making commercial transportation safer and more efficient, Robotic Research is leading this dynamic revolution in technology.
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Gaussin is an engineering company that designs, assembles, and sells innovative products and services in the transport and logistics field. Its know-how encompasses cargo and passenger transport, autonomous technologies allowing for self-driving solutions such as Automotive Guided Vehicles, and the integration of all types of batteries, electric and hydrogen fuel cells in particular. With more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide, Gaussin enjoys a strong reputation in four fast-expanding markets: port terminals, airports, logistics, and people mobility. The group has developed strategic partnerships with major global players to accelerate its commercial penetration: Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics in the airport field, Bolloré Ports, and ST Engineering in ports and Bluebus for people mobility. Gaussin Manugistique® has been listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since 2010.
More information on www.gaussin.com.