Cyngn Deploys DriveMod Stockchasers at North American Facility of Heavy Equipment Manufacturer

Cyngn's robots will tow parts at a large factory that uses hundreds of work vehicles to support manufacturing of hundreds of machines per day.


Cyngn has begun mobile robot deployment at heavy equipment manufacturer.
Cyngn has begun deploying its DriveMod Stockchasers at a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer's factory that makes hundreds of machines per day.

Cyngn Inc. this week said it is starting to deploy its DriveMod Stockchasers at a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer's facility in North America. Cyngn will also attend the American Automotive Summit next month.

The agreement, first announced in July, is part of the manufacturer's plan to adopt more automation in its operations. The deployment will include Cyngn's DriveMod technology, which uses artificial intelligence to automate repetitive driving tasks. Its goal is to help the customer mitigate labor shortages while increasing efficiency and safety at the facility.

“This deployment demonstrates Cyngn's ability to accommodate the growing industry demand for autonomous industrial vehicles,” said Lior Tal, CEO of Cyngn, in a release. “By leveraging Cyngn's AI solutions, companies are addressing the opportunity of automating the repetitive tasks required for efficient manufacturing.”

DriveMod to address manufacturer's needs

Cyngn and the unnamed manufacturer are collaborating on the deployment of DriveMod to a facility that has made more than 1 million machines since it opened. The factory said it is working to continue expanding its output while overcoming the challenges of labor availability and costs.

The companies are in talks to expand autonomous vehicle (AV) usage after this initial deployment. The customer has more than 50 sites with similar towing applications and a variety of additional vehicle types that can use DriveMod, including forklifts.

“This is a demonstration of our 'land and expand' strategy, wherein an initial deployment serves as the catalyst to expand DriveMod adoption with major customers,” said Tal. “It's a strategy that not only leads to the potential penetration of the initial vehicle—in this case, the DriveMod Stockchaser—across facilities, but it also opens the opportunity for the customer to adopt additional DriveMod vehicles.”

American Automotive Summit to discuss strategy

Cyngn added that it will participate in the American Automotive Summit on Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand in Detroit. The leadership-focused meeting is about improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy globally, according to Generis Group, the event's organizer.

The summit is intended to provide insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in automotive manufacturing, operations, design, engineering, supply chain quality, and innovation.

“The American Automotive Summit is an opportunity for us to meet with manufacturing decision makers and stay at the forefront of trends and developments disrupting the manufacturing and operations sector,” said Tal. “We look forward to participating in the conference and conversations around automating the supply chain and how our technology can transform the future of warehouse automation.”

This year's summit will examine case studies around how workforce management, process optimization, quality and cost management, and automation are being rolled out across the world.

Cyngn at American Automotive Summit

Cyngn said it will attend the American Automotive Summit in Detroit “to capitalize on Its momentum in manufacturing.” Source: Cyngn

About Cyngn

Manufacturers are facing significant challenges, including labor shortages, costly safety incidents, and increased e-commerce customer demand, according to Cyngn. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said it “develops and deploys scalable, differentiated autonomous vehicle technology for industrial organizations.”

Cyngn claimed that its self-driving systems allow existing workforces to increase productivity and efficiency. Users can install its DriveMod Kit on new industrial vehicles at end of line or via retrofit. This empowers customers to incorporate the technology into their operations without high upfront costs or the need to completely replace existing vehicle investments, the company said.

The flagship Enterprise Autonomy Suite, includes Cyngn's DriveMod system and the Cyngn Insight customer-facing suite of AV fleet management, teleoperation, and analytics tools. It also includes the Cyngn Evolve internal toolkit that enables it to use data from the field for AI, simulation, and modeling.

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Cyngn has begun mobile robot deployment at heavy equipment manufacturer.

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