The project will see Oxbotica integrate its world-leading autonomous vehicle software with AppliedEV's programmable and configurable EV platform. The vehicle will be driverless and capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications.
The AppliedEV platform, Blanc Robot, is modular and fully flexible, designed to operate as a fully autonomous vehicle and configurable for specific applications, such as logistics or industrial.
The company 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. This versatility is a perfect match for Oxbotica's Universal Autonomy software platform.
Julian Broadbent, Founder & CEO of AppliedEV, has explained that this partnership not only will generate the vehicle of the future, but it will potentially change a whole industry.
“Oxbotica and AEV both see an opportunity in the market to come together with a unique offering of strong commercial outcomes as early as 12 months. The real value of automated vehicles is to operate without the presence of a driver with high levels of safety,” he said. “There are not many instances where you will find full autonomous vehicles in the market doing a real job, with real economics. Removing the driver and passengers reduces the risk and creates new levels of value and service.”
As WhichEV recently reported, Oxbotica has also partnered up with Navtech to launch Terran360, the world’s first all-weather radar localisation solution for industrial autonomous vehicles.