Alright people, check this out – Robotic Research Autonomous Industries (RRAI) is teaming up with Truck Specialized Information Services (TSIS) to kickstart the era of autonomous trucking in the Detroit area. TSIS is all about building out a North American Truck Parking Availability Network, and they’re starting with extensive yard properties in Detroit. They’re fully embracing autonomy as a core part of their business operations.
RRAI has been in the game for over 20 years, developing autonomy systems for mixed-use yards. Their AutoDrive autonomy kit is platform agnostic and has been used on over 40 different types of vehicles. Now, they’re collaborating with TSIS to bring autonomy to their yard operations.
The joint RRAI-TSIS pilot is happening in the main TSIS yard in Detroit, where autonomy enabled yard trucks are already moving containers around the lot. The goal is to show the practical value of autonomy today and demonstrate the potential for even greater benefits in the future. This pilot project is expected to set the blueprint for future deployments in other TSIS truck ports across the US and Canada.
TSIS has big plans – they’re developing 35 additional truck ports around rail yards, recognizing the transformative potential of autonomous technology in optimizing their logistics and operations. And let’s not forget, the potential for autonomous solutions in yard operations extends beyond just TSIS – it has broad applications across the logistics and transportation industry.
This partnership between RRAI and TSIS is all about transforming the way goods are transported and handled in the Detroit area and beyond. It’s a fusion of cutting-edge technology and industry expertise, set to drive innovation and set new standards for the future of autonomous trucking in the United States. Who knows, we might be seeing fully autonomous trucks on the roads sooner than we think!