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Cyngn, Columbia Vehicle to Build Fleet of Autonomous Industrial Vehicles

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January 18, 2022

Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software for industrial and commercial enterprises, has announced it will team up with Columbia Vehicle Group to kick off production of a fleet of autonomous Columbia Stockchasers powered by Cyngn’s Enterprise Autonomy Suite (EAS).

The vehicle fleet will be equipped with technologies that integrate autonomous driving capabilities into industrial vehicles, such as lithium-ion batteries with upgraded chargers and electrified vehicle controls. The companies said they are jointly developing intellectual property and making end-of-line adjustments to streamline the autonomous vehicle process.

Existing Columbia Stockchasers will be the first vehicles equipped with the Cyngn AV software, with plans to bring autonomy to additional vehicles within Columbia’s portfolio – through both retrofit and manufacturing new vehicles.

“We are pleased to announce this next milestone in the adoption of autonomous industrial vehicles, which comes on the heels of our recent deployment at the Las Vegas warehouse of Global Logistics and Fulfillment (GLF), with whom we are thrilled to be working as their exclusive autonomous vehicle technology partner,” said Lior Tal, chairman and CEO of Cyngn. “GLF plans to expand self-driving capabilities to multiple U.S.-based facilities, and with the development of this new fleet of Cyngn-powered Columbia Stockchasers, we look forward to helping other organizations take advantage of the benefits of autonomous vehicles.”

“Customers have been looking for ways to automate their workflows for years, and we believe that the time is right to bring self-driving capabilities to Columbia vehicles,” said Greg Breckley, director of business development at Columbia. “By launching production of our first fleet, we’re bringing the full range of Stockchaser’s well-known capabilities and pairing it with autonomous driving technology for a new era of Built for Work vehicles. For us, the GLF announcement was a strong indication that our customers are hungry for autonomous vehicle technology.”

The Cyngn EAS includes products such as DriveMod, an AI-powered AV technology stack; and Cyngn Insight, software tools for data analytics, fleet management, and operational insights. The company said EAS makes it easy to manage an autonomous vehicle fleet and give operators the information they need to run their organizations more efficiently.

Companies interested in exploring autonomy with their Columbia vehicles can visit this website to sign up for more details.


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