Gatik announced in a statement that it will collaborate with Cummins Inc. to facilitate the integration of its autonomous driving system with Cummins’ powertrain solution in the company's fleet of medium-duty trucks. Cummins delivers powertrain solutions through the integration of hardware and software. In 2021, autonomous middle mile logistics provider Gatik launched the world’s first fully driverless commercial delivery service with Walmart.
Under the collaboration, Cummins will utilize its suite of software features to integrate its powertrain solution to enable Drive-by-wire (DbW) for Gatik’s industry-first medium-duty (class 6) Isuzu FTR fleet with the Cummins B6.7 engine. The integration of Gatik’s commercial-grade autonomous technology with Cummins’ powertrain increases functional safety and enhances reliability of the autonomous system, while improving fuel efficiency and offering vehicle performance on Gatik’s short-haul, B2B delivery routes. Cummins will work closely with Gatik’s engineering team to provide additional technical expertise.
“As we commercialize our product offerings at scale across North America, ensuring that we integrate our technology with the world’s leading Tier 1 companies is critical to meeting intensifying demand for our solution safely and quickly,” said Arjun Narang, CTO and co-founder, Gatik in the statement. “Cummins’ technological leadership in developing the world’s leading powertrains for over 100 years, and deep commitment to developing customer-centric solutions for the future of logistics mean the tangible benefits of our work together will be felt immediately across our customer base.”
“Cummins is excited to integrate its powertrain solution with Gatik’s automated driving system,” added Michael Taylor, general manager global powertrain integration, Cummins Inc. “Cummins powers nearly every type of application globally, so integrating our powertrain with automated driving systems like Gatik’s will allow our customers to choose the newest technologies to meet their needs.”
In the past 12 months, Gatik announced its industry-first partnership with Isuzu to implement OEM-grade redundancies for medium duty trucks, collaboration with Goodyear to equip its fleet with tire intelligence technology to improve stopping distances and monitor tire pressure in real time for enhanced safety, and a strategic partnership with Ryder to leverage Ryder’s national leasing, servicing, and fleet maintenance expertise.
According to the statement, Gatik’s collaboration with Cummins represents a key component of Gatik’s platform-agnostic commercialization strategy, enabling Gatik to integrate its autonomous driving system with multiple OEMs, and across a range of vehicle platforms powered by Cummins as an autonomous solution for the commercial middle mile market.