GAUSSIN and ROBOTIC RESEARCH announce a strategic agreement to collaborate on autonomous vehicle technology in North America
The goal is to equip GAUSSIN’s heavy-duty Zero Emission truck and e-bus applications with Robotic Research Autonomous Driving Kits
DECEMBER 17, 2020 – GAUSSIN (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALGAU – FR0013495298), a pioneer in clean and intelligent freight transportation, and Robotic Research LLC, one of the world’s leading autonomous technology providers, announce a strategic agreement to work together towards delivering Autonomous Vehicle solutions with Robotic Research AD Kit technology to fleet operations in their respective target sectors.
Enabling large autonomous vehicle technology deployment
Gaussin, an industry leader in zero-emission electric and autonomous vehicle deployments, has chosen to extend its own award-winning autonomous driving capabilities with Robotic Research based on the company’s proven, industry-leading, artificial intelligence-based technology, coupled with its extensive experience delivering autonomous driving applications for customers within the defense and intelligence community, including the U.S. Department of Defense.
Gaussin has developed a comprehensive product line of battery electric and fuel cell heavy-duty vehicles for its core target transportation segments for logistics centers, ports, airports and smart cities.
Robotic Research will design, develop, produce and supply to Gaussin Robotic Research’s AutoDrive autonomous driving systems; RR-N-140 navigation system; PerCV perception, obstacle detection and avoidance modules; and Beacon V2I RTK base station (“AutoDrive™ Stack”). The AutoDrive™ Stack will be integrated to Gaussin’s Autonomous Vehicles.
One immediate area of focus for the combined solution is in Logistics Yard Automation, where self-driving vehicles have the ability to enhance processes in the transport of goods and handling of trailers in order to increase the overall efficiency. Self-driving vehicles can also significantly increase safety in transport and loading processes.
Reinforcing GAUSSIN’s presence in North America
Robotic Research is a privately held, U.S.-based innovative engineering and technology company providing software, robotic technology, and autonomous solutions to commercial and government customers. This strategic agreement is a new step towards Gaussin’s presence in North America after the recent signing of a partnership with Canadian mobility technology giant Magna and US-based Plug Power leading provider of clean hydrogen and zero-emission fuel cell solutions. European markets are also a key target of this agreement.
“We’re excited to work with Gaussin, who produce world-class vehicles that have a strong impact on the transportation and logistics markets,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “Both of these markets strongly benefit from automation, and by combining Robotic Research’s industry-leading autonomous capabilities and Gaussin’s unique platforms, we’ll be able to further expand the reach of our AI-enabled state-of-the-art solutions across the industry.”
“This new agreement with Robotic Research is a fantastic opportunity for GAUSSIN to enhance its autonomous vehicle technology. Robotic Research has an outstanding reputation as a provider of autonomy and robotic technology, which will complement GAUSSIN’s own capacities. It is also an opportunity for the Group to extend its presence in North America, where it has gained momentum lately”, said Christophe Gaussin, CEO for Gaussin.
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 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 in order 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.
In October 2019, the Group won the World Autonomous Vehicle Transport Competition “Category leader” – “Better energy and environmental sustainability”.
Gaussin Manugistique® has been listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since 2010.
More information on www.gaussin.com.
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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For more information about GAUSSIN, go to www.gaussin.com
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