Cyngn Partners With Motrec to Launch Fleet of AI Powered, Electric Autonomous Tuggers

Cyngn will integrate DriveMod into the Motrec MT-160 tow tractor to enable electric, self-driving materials handling.


Cyngn is integrating its self-driving technology with Motrec tow tractors and stock chasers to enhance their capabilities and performance.
Cyngn is integrating its DriveMod system for autonomous driving with Motrec's heavy-duty MT-160 tuggers for materials handling in complex commercial and industrial environments.

Companies are collaborating to advance electric and autonomous vehicles for industrial fleets. are Cyngn Inc. today announced that it has partnered with Motrec International Inc. to integrate its DriveMod system into Motrec's autonomous tuggers.

“By joining forces with Cyngn, we are reinforcing our commitment to innovation while also meeting the evolving needs of our customers who have been actively seeking automation solutions,” said Blair McIntosh, president and CEO of Motrec, in a press release.

“Motrec's MT-160 tow tractor, known for its robustness, durability, and maneuverability, offers an industry-leading 6,000 lb. of stable towing power,” he added. “We are excited to bring DriveMod to our tuggers, enhancing our ability to deliver long-lasting products that will take productivity to the next level.”

Motrec moves to serve global market

The global tow tractor market revenue was worth $1.96 billion in 2022 and could reach $2.88 billion by 2028, according to Research and Markets. The autonomous DriveMod Tugger will help transform hauling workflows, said Sherbrooke, Quebec-based Motrec.

By using the latest in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for tasks such as transferring goods and delivering supplies, organizations can reduce safety risks and allow their workforce to focus on more valuable tasks, said the company. This shift can optimize efficiency and increase overall productivity in material handling operations, it noted.

Founded in 1988, Motrec International said it manufactures electric vehicles “to meet the exact needs of the biggest players in the industry.”

As part of the partnership, Cyngn will integrate its DriveMod system with Motrec's MT-160 tow tractor, which is designed for efficient heavy-load towing operations. The self-driving vehicle will be capable of safely and autonomously hauling goods through complex commercial and industrial environments, claimed the partners.

Cyngn adds DriveMod to more vehicles

“We are excited to announce this significant milestone in expanding DriveMod to another vehicle form factor,” stated Lior Tal, CEO of Cyngn. “Motrec's vehicles have already gained the trust of major industry players like General Motors, Tesla, Ford, and Chrysler, demonstrating their ability to meet the needs of some of the biggest organizations in the world.”

“Their reputation for manufacturing high-quality industrial vehicles aligns perfectly with Cyngn's commitment to helping organizations tap into future-facing technologies and bring reliable autonomous solutions to their facilities,” he said.

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Cyngn said it develops and deploys scalable, self-driving systems to allow existing workforces to increase productivity and efficiency. The company said it addresses significant challenges, such as labor shortages, costly safety incidents, and increased consumer demand for e-commerce.

Cyngn said it flagship product, the Enterprise Autonomy Suite, includes the following:

  • DriveMod AV system
  • Cyngn Insight customer-facing suite of AV fleet management, teleoperation, and analytics tools
  • Cyngn Evolve internal toolkit that enables it to use data from the field for AI, simulation, and modeling
Introducing Enterprise Autonomy Suite (EAS) 9.0. Azalea Phangsoa, Product Manager at Cyngn, discusses the major upgrades to the company's fleet management and analytics software.

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Cyngn is integrating its self-driving technology with Motrec tow tractors and stock chasers to enhance their capabilities and performance.

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