Cyngn announces Autonomous Vehicles partnerships

Cyngn announces Autonomous Vehicles partnerships

Cyngn, the Menlo Park, California-based developer of autonomous vehicle solutions for industrial fleets, yesterday announced a strategic partnership with Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation, a technology developer and manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles and drivetrain systems for material handling machinery and vehicles. The new partnership will see Cyngn bring its self-driving vehicle capabilities to Greenland forklifts with its proprietary Enterprise Autonomy Suite (EAS). The companies expressed their hopes that integrating the EAS technology will enable Greenland forklifts to easily switch between fully autonomous, manual, and remotely-controlled modes. Cyngn also revealed that any organizations that use its autonomous vehicle technology will also gain access to analytics and software tools to generate operational insights and optimizations.

Announcing the strategic partnership with Greenland, Lior Tal, Cyngn’s Chairman and CEO declared “Currently, there are over 850,000 forklifts operating in the United States alone. Greenland is a recognized leader in the electric industrial vehicle and equipment space, and this partnership provides an important opportunity to bring self-driving capabilities to this widely-used and ubiquitous vehicle type.”

Raymond Wang, CEO of Greenland, also welcomed the partnership, adding, “This partnership is another major development as we execute on our plans to bring the most innovative technology to our customers. Autonomous forklifts will not only make it easier for our customers to get work done and provide them with data that has never been available before, but the technology will also help them achieve their environmental sustainability goals by operating vehicles more efficiently.”

Greenland’s GEF Electric Lithium Forklifts are designed with varying rated load capabilities and can be used for a wide range of applications, such as logistics, warehousing, manufacturing and more. Cyngn and Greenland also disclosed that they plan to bring self-driving capabilities to Greenland’s other vehicles such as the electric loader and the electric excavator.

The announcement of this latest partnership with Greenland comes hot on the heels of another partnership that Cyngn have launched with the Columbia Vehicle Group, an electric vehicle manufacturer serving industrial and commercial environments. In that partnership, launched last month, Cyngn revealed that they had commenced production of autonomous Columbia Stockchasers powered by Cyngn’s Enterprise Autonomy Suite (EAS).

Cyngn hopes that its growing autonomous vehicle fleet will ensure that its self-driving solutions on Columbia vehicles are available to more customers. The new fleet will come equipped with the latest technologies designed to integrate autonomous driving capabilities within industrial vehicles, such as lithium-ion batteries with upgraded chargers and electrified vehicle controls.

Columbia and Cyngn launched their partnership with the expectation that it would allow select customers to become early adopters of autonomous industrial vehicles. Under the partnership, existing Columbia Stockchasers would be the first vehicles fit with Cyngn’s AV software, with plans to bring AV capabilities to additional vehicles in Columbia’s portfolio — through both retrofit and manufacture.

Lior Tal, Chairman and CEO of Cyngn, welcomed the new partnership with Columbia, saying, “We are pleased to announce this next milestone in the adoption of autonomous industrial vehicles, which comes on the heels of our recent deployment at the Las Vegas warehouse of Global Logistics and Fulfillment (‘GLF’) with whom we are thrilled to be working as their exclusive autonomous vehicle technology partner. GLF plans to expand self-driving capabilities to multiple US-based facilities, and with the development of this new fleet of Cyngn-powered Columbia Stockchasers, we look forward to helping other organizations take advantage of the benefits of autonomous vehicles.”

“Customers have been looking for ways to automate their workflows for years, and we believe that the time is right to bring self-driving capabilities to Columbia vehicles,” declared Greg Breckley, Columbia’s Director of Business Development. “By launching production of our first fleet, we’re bringing the full range of Stockchaser’s well-known capabilities and pairing it with autonomous driving technology for a new era of Built for Work vehicles.”

Breckley acknowledged the strategic importance of autonomous vehicle technology, saying “For us, the GLF announcement was a strong indication that our customers are hungry for autonomous vehicle technology. It is time to make this cutting-edge technology available to many more organizations.”

“Our work with Columbia Vehicle Group and GLF has paved the way for expanded deployment of our products in support of the increased demand for autonomous vehicle solutions we are seeing in industrial material handling,” added Cyngn Director of Product, Jordan Stern. “Production of this new AV fleet marks a major step forward in serving that demand. We look forward to tackling an even broader range of use cases for Columbia’s existing customers as well as the new customers we will be onboarding together.”

Cyngn’s Enterprise Autonomy Suite comprises a slate of products that includes DriveMod: Cyngn’s AI-powered AV technology stack and Cyngn Insight: software tools for data analytics, fleet management, and operational insights. EAS is a comprehensive solution that makes it easy to manage an autonomous vehicle fleet and give operators the information they need to run their organizations more efficiently.