Locomation provides autonomy solutions for the trucking industry that deliver economic value today while simultaneously providing the most efficient path to safe deployment of full autonomy for the future. The company’s first product combines human-guided autonomous relay convoys with custom freight network optimization services to enable carriers to increase operational efficiency and grow their businesses profitably. In 2020, the company received the world’s first commercial autonomous truck purchase order for 1,120 trucks from Wilson Logistics. Pittsburgh-based Locomation was founded in 2018 by autonomy experts from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center and trucking industry leaders. Learn more at https://locomation.ai.
The team at Locomation is deploying their Autonomous Relay Convoying (ARC) technology into the industry that needs it most—trucking. That means retrofitting trucks with hardware and software for autonomy. Locomation ARC virtually connects two trucks together, keeping an active driver in the lead truck and allowing autonomous technology to operate the follower truck. The lead driver acts as an environmental filter to the autonomy system, greatly reducing the complexity it needs to handle. With the second driver taking mandated rest, twice as much freight volume is transported per driver shift.