Both parties have signed an agreement to look at opportunities to service the market. Under the strategic partnership, the companies will develop autonomous container handling and mobility solutions that meet operational needs for safety, productivity, efficiency, and resiliency.
According to Aidrivers, tomorrow’s successful container terminal operations must be efficient, productive, safe, and resilience.
“If COVID-19 taught us nothing else, it was the importance of resilience,” said the London-based firm in a statement.
“However, it’s important to remember that resilience covers a great deal more than the challenge of working through lockdowns and restrictions.”
“We will be collaborating on opportunities to address the market’s needs for port terminal automation where each party’s skills and expertise may complement the other’s,” said Dr Rafiq Swash, Founder and CEO of Aidrivers.
“We are excited about the possibilities ahead as we work together with Total Soft Bank to deliver AI-enabled autonomous solutions which deliver the efficiency, safety and resilience required by the ports industry.
“Our AI and autonomous solutions are designed to eliminate downtime and deliver zero waste, to contribute to decarbonisation in ports and logistics.”
As well as it’s expertise in the creation and application of autonomous simulation, Aidrivers’ experience and proven systems across digital twinning, V2X-enabled fleet operator and business intelligence will be central to its work with Total Soft Bank.
This follows the news that Aidrivers also recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PortxGroup, agreeing to collaborate on business opportunities around autonomous mobility solutions in the Australasia region.
The AI specialist previously signed a separate MoU with CVS Ferrari to cooperate as partners and collaborate on autonomous container handling opportunities.
The cooperation initially focusses on autonomous hybrid and electric empty container handlers.