The two companies will enhance the current product and Ai enabled technology set. The joint collaboration agreement will allow the two companies to develop sensor intelligence and sensor solutions applicable to the future of autonomous mobility, especially in ports.
The challenge is to incorporate efficiency-enhancing innovations into existing technology in a timely and cost-effective manner. Retrofitted solutions from AIDrivers and SICK will be designed to enable a smooth transition from simply automated to more sophisticated autonomous systems.
AIDrivers is a leading provider of Ai enabled autonomous technology. The proprietary technology combines radar, LiDAR and cameras and is retrofitted to existing and new truck fleets rendering them fully autonomous.
The specialised solutions tailored to industrial needs push the frontiers of efficiency, safety and sustainability. The applications have been trialled and rolled out in ports globally and have further applications in airports and across the logistics chain.
“AIDrivers knows the port environment and therefore represents the perfect partner for us to develop future-proof products to offer a comprehensive portfolio to the end customer. With AIDrivers, we are pleased to have gained a partner who supports us in further developing our products for the world of tomorrow and from the view of autonomous mobility in the outdoor environment,” said Jörg Spiegelhalter, Strategic Industry Manager – Ports & Cranes, at SICK AG.
“Our sensor solutions and services cover today’s automation requirements and at the same time bridge the gap to different levels of automation: from assistance systems to remote control solutions to fully automated and autonomous mobility.”
SICK supplies a comprehensive portfolio of complex sensor solutions from track and trace to localisation solutions as well as a broad offering in yards applications and across the whole logistic chain.
In addition, the rapid development of software, such as augmented reality or deep learning, is creating new opportunities for Industry 4.0. These technologies give an enormous push to solutions for autonomous mobility in the outdoor industrial environment.
Where appropriate, AIDrivers and SICK will work together on joint commercial opportunities for Ai enabled autonomous mobility automation.
AIDrivers will analyse the SICK sensor solution portfolio for use at AIDrivers’ client locations. AIDrivers will conduct further testing in live operating environments and provide feedback of the operating capabilities to aid future development of the products.
The two companies will use the knowledge gained in this additional testing to explore further applications of the sensors and advance the technology.
“We are very pleased to have signed this collaboration agreement with SICK. They have been leaders in the field of sensors and sensor solutions for 75 years and their focus on innovation, quality and sustainability are in-line with our own emphasis on these elements within the autonomous mobility arena,” said Dr Rafiq Swash, CEO and Founder of AIDrivers.
I look forward to working together so that we can develop sensor solutions that lead the world in safety standards. AIDrivers is excited to meet port operators’ autonomous mobility needs now and in the future.”