Aidrivers, Ashok Leyland team up to produce electric terminal truck designed for port operations

Aidrivers and Ashok Leyland team up to produce electric terminal truck designed for port operations

Aidrivers, the global specialist in AI-enabled autonomous solutions across industrial mobility, has joined hands with Ashok Leyland to produce electric terminal truck designed for port operations.

The two companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term collaboration in January 2022 to combine their specialist knowledge and experience to push forward together in this rapidly advancing field.

This will be India’s first autonomous electric terminal truck for port operations and will help meet the port industry’s requirements for sustainable autonomous transportation in an affordable manner.

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This unique truck model, which will be produced at Ashok Leyland’s manufacturing facilities, will be based on Ashok Leyland’s platform and fitted with Aidrivers’ autonomous eco-system.

The initial fleet of vehicles is expected to be ready for real terminal operations early next year and commercial orders can be placed now for delivery in 2024.

“We are excited to work with Ashok Leyland, jointly producing an autonomous electric terminal truck, bespoke designed for autonomous operations in demanding and harsh port environment,” said Aidrivers founder and CEO Dr Rafiq Swash.

“This ground-breaking AV/EV will set an important standard with milestones for both Net Zero and autonomous automation, and a platform on which we will expand the presence of Aidrivers’ AI-enabled autonomous ecosystem for port operations.”

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Dr. N Saravanan, President and Chief Technology Officer of Ashok Leyland, added: “Ashok Leyland has been a pioneer in introducing new technology and innovation in the commercial vehicle space.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Aidrivers and look forward to working together to create and develop the country’s first autonomous electric terminal truck. We believe this will drive the industry forward in the coming years.

“We will continue to innovate and leverage new technology, and our goal is to be a responsible and sustainable CV manufacturer. Our solutions are aligned with our country’s mission to be a leader in sustainable and environment-friendly mobility technologies.”

The electric terminal truck designed for port operations, will help in delivering resilient, productive and efficient operations while reducing carbon footprint for sustainable logistics.

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