Oxbotica and AppliedEV have announced a collaboration to develop a fully autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications.
The driverless vehicle will initially be targeted at the industrial logistics and goods delivery sector, with continued growth expected in further industries as the number of vehicles is scaled.
Oxbotica will integrate its autonomous vehicle software with AppliedEV’s programmable and configurable electric vehicle platform.
The go-to-market strategy for Oxbotica and AppliedEV is to focus on markets that have immediate economic business cases, and a mature regulatory environment to enable deployment at scale.
The AppliedEV platform, Blanc Robot, is modular and fully flexible, designed to operate as a fully autonomous vehicle and configurable for specific applications like logistics or industrial.
AppliedEV offers the Blanc Robot with an all-wheel-drive system, in either an off-road or on-road specification. Battery size is matched to the duty and charge cycles, with total efficiency up to 10 miles/kWh.
“The real value of automated vehicles is to operate without the presence of a driver with high levels of safety”
“Working in collaboration with AppliedEV to provide the market with an autonomy solution comprising both hardware and software with the highest safety standards is a singular and unifying goal,” said Paul Newman, founder and chief technology officer, Oxbotica.
“We have an ambitious deployment goal over the coming years, driven by an extraordinary market appetite for a world-class product.”