Collaboration to accelerate sensor technology
AIDrivers and SICK AG to jointly develop sensor intelligence and safety for autonomous mobility in ports.
· London based AIDrivers Ltd designs, develops and delivers Ai enabled autonomous drive software and integrated self-aware solutions to port operators globally.
· German based company SICK AG leads the industry standard in sensor equipment in factory, logistics and process automation.
· Together they will collaborate on sensor intelligence for autonomous mobile platforms with a focus on improving sensor safety standards for ports.
London, UK / Waldkirch, Germany 1st March 2021:
AIDrivers and SICK AG today announce their collaboration in sensor safety and sensor solutions in autonomous mobility. 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.
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.
Dr Rafiq Swash, CEO and Founder of AIDrivers commented:
“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.
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.”
Jörg Spiegelhalter, Strategic Industry Manager — Ports & Cranes, at SICK AG commented:
“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.
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.”
About AIDrivers Ltd (www.AIDrivers.ai)
AIDrivers is a UK based Ai enabled autonomous mobility company delivering solutions to ports and logistics globally. The technology is accelerating the transition to autonomous mobility for integrated automation to address industrial challenges, to optimise business operations and to improve quality of service.
About SICK Sensors AG (www.SICK.com/gb/en/)
SICK is one of the world’s leading solutions providers for sensor-based applications in the industrial sector. Founded in 1946 by Dr. Erwin Sick, the company is headquartered in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg, Germany. The company is a global leader in sensor technology. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. In the 2019 fiscal year, SICK had more than 10,000 employees worldwide and a group revenue of around EUR 1.8 billion.
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