Cyngn Inc. and Greenland Technologies Holding Corp. yesterday announced a strategic partnership in which Cyngn will add its self-driving capabilities to Greenland forklifts with its proprietary Enterprise Autonomy Suite, or EAS.
Integration of EAS will enable the forklifts to switch between fully autonomous, manual, and remotely-controlled modes, said the companies.
“Currently, there are over 850,000 forklifts operating in the United States alone,” stated Lior Tal, chairman and CEO of Cyngn. “Greenland is a recognized leader in the electric industrial vehicle and equipment space, and this partnership provides an important opportunity to bring self-driving capabilities to this widely-used and ubiquitous vehicle type.”
Cyngn offers autonomy RaaS
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Cyngn said it provides autonomous vehicle (AV) technology to address today's industrial challenges. They include labor shortages, lagging technological advancements from incumbents, and high upfront investment requirements. Cyngn went public in October 2021.
The company's Enterprise Autonomy Suite includes the DriveMod modular autonomous driving software and Cyngn Insight, a customer-facing software suite for monitoring and managing fleets and aggregating and analyzing data.
EAS also includes Cyngn Evolve, an internal toolkit that enables Cyngn to use data from the field for artificial intelligence, simulation, and modeling.
Cyngn offers technologies in a robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) model. It has also partnered with Airbiquity Inc. and Columbia Vehicle Group to automate their existing vehicle fleets.
In the coming months, Cyngn said it plans to bring self-driving capabilities to Greenland’s other vehicles, an electric loader and an electric excavator.
EAS-powered Greenland forklifts to enable insights
Users of EAS-powered Greenland forklifts will also have access to analytics and software tools for operational insights and optimization.
“Autonomous forklifts will not only make it easier for our customers to get work done and provide them with data that has never been available before, but the technology will also help them achieve their environmental sustainability goals by operating vehicles more efficiently,” said Raymond Wang, CEO of Greenland Technologies.
East Windsor, N.J.-based Greenland Technologies develops and manufactures drivetrain systems for material handling machinery and electric vehicles, as well as electric industrial vehicles. The company said its GEF Electric Lithium Forklifts are rated for varied loads and are suitable for a wide range of applications, including logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing.