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Gatik, Cummins to Collaborate on Engine-Autonomy Integration

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August 23, 2022

Gatik, which develops autonomous middle-mile logistics transportation solutions, has announced a collaboration with Cummins, Inc. The two companies will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving system with Cummins’ advanced powertrain solution in Gatik’s fleet of medium-duty trucks. The Cummins powertrain solutions provide performance and fuel economy through the integration of hardware and software.

Under the collaboration, Cummins will utilize its suite of advanced software features to integrate its powertrain solution to enable Drive-by-wire (DbW) for Gatik’s medium-duty (class 6) Isuzu FTR fleet with the Cummins B6.7 engine. The integration of the autonomous technology with the powertrain system aims to increase functional safety and enhance reliability of the autonomous system, while also improving fuel efficiency and offer superior vehicle performance on the short-haul, B2B delivery routes. In 2021, Gatik launched fully driverless commercial delivery services with Walmart.

“As we commercialize our product offerings at scale across North America, ensuring that we integrate our technology with the world’s leading Tier 1 companies is critical to meeting intensifying demand for our solution safely and quickly,” said Arjun Narang, CTO and co-founder of Gatik. “Cummins’ technological leadership in developing the world’s leading powertrains for over 100 years, and deep commitment to developing customer-centric solutions for the future of logistics mean the tangible benefits of our work together will be felt immediately across our customer base.”

“Cummins is excited to integrate its powertrain solution with Gatik’s automated driving system,” said Michael Taylor, general manager of global powertrain integration at Cummins. “Cummins powers nearly every type of application globally, so integrating our powertrain with automated driving systems like Gatik’s will allow our customers to choose the newest technologies to meet their needs.”

Gatik also announced continuing technical and commercial progress at the company, with deployments across markets in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Ontario, Canada. In the past 12 months, the company announced a partnership with Isuzu to implement OEM-grade redundancies for medium-duty trucks, a collaboration with Goodyear to equip its fleet with tire intelligence technology to improve stopping distances and monitor tire pressure, and a strategic partnership with Ryder that leverages Ryder’s national leasing, servicing and fleet maintenance expertise. 

Gatik said its collaboration with Cummins represents a key component of Gatik’s platform-agnostic commercialization strategy, enabling the company to seamlessly integrate its autonomous driving system with multiple OEMs, and across a range of vehicle platforms powered by Cummins.

For more detail on Gatik and its offerings, visit its website here.


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