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Locomation, a technology platform, announced Feb. 10 a strategic relationship with Rush Enterprises to advance autonomous trucking.
The objective is to rapidly scale adoption of its technology among large fleets. Rush will become a primary installation and maintenance provider under the arrangement.
“Our strategic relationship with Rush Enterprises provides us with a significant boost to our commercial-focused trajectory,” Locomation co-founder and CEO Çetin Meriçli said in a statement. “We know that we can count on Rush’s entire team to bring the expertise and experience needed to quickly build out autonomous capabilities in entire fleets while maintaining industry-leading reliability and safety standards.”
Locomation said the relationship will drive adoption among fleets through a streamlined installation process. Central to its technology suite is the Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARCTM) platform. ARCTM allows one driver to pilot a lead truck equipped with technology augmentation while a following truck operates in tandem through a fully autonomous system.
“Advances in technology will continue to provide our commercial vehicle customers with new solutions to solve long-standing problems at a faster rate than we have ever seen,” Rush Enterprises Chairman and CEO W.M. “Rusty” Rush said in a statement. “Autonomous technology for commercial vehicles continues to advance, and Locomation is developing an autonomous platform that appears to be a commercially viable approach for the trucking industry.” — Transport Topics
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