Isuzu North America Corporation and Gatik announced on April 6, 2021 that have agreed to collaborate on a project to develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty trucks.
Gatik was founded in 2017 and focuses on automating on-road transportation networks for B2B middle-mile logistics. This collaboration with Isuzu is an industry first in the medium-duty category and will accelerate the commercialization of autonomous delivery fleets while contributing to a safer and more sustainable logistics community in the future.
The collaboration will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks to produce SAE Level 4 delivery vehicles with redundant systems. The first vehicles will be deployed later in 2021.
Rapidly increasing e-commerce sales and a well-documented driver shortage have caused businesses to struggle to meet the expectations of on-demand goods movement. This effort will combine Gatik’s autonomous driving software and operational expertise with Isuzu’s award-winning truck platform to address these critical industry pain points, ensuring retailers can maintain capacity, lower operating costs, and keep delivery times short.
Gatik was founded in 2017. With its fleet of light- to medium-duty trucks, Gatik is focused on autonomous middle mile delivery and short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 retailers such as Walmart and Loblaw.