Seegrid vehicles have driven two million autonomous miles

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

PITTSBURGH  – Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles (VGVs) reached two million production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. Having reached one million miles just over one year earlier, in April 2018, the two million milestone is also a marker for the company’s rapid growth.

“We are incredibly proud that our VGVs autonomously drove an additional one million miles in just 506 days,” said Seegrid CEO Jim Rock.

“Our safety record speaks to our commitment to moving material as safely, effectively, and efficiently as possible with unmatched technology, expertise, and passion.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported nearly 40,000 serious accidents and one fatality per week related to manually-driven forklifts in 2018. With a committed focus to improving workplace safety, organizations are turning to automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) like Seegrid VGVs, which excel at routine and repetitive tasks, work seamlessly alongside human coworkers, and mitigate safety risks associated with human forklift drivers.

Using stereo cameras, sophisticated algorithms, and machine learning, Seegrid’s patented technology enables VGVs to see and process more information about the environment than laser-based navigation systems.

Seegrid vehicles are in use at Amazon, General Motors, Whirlpool, Jaguar Land Rover, among others  in manufacturing, distribution, and e-commerce fulfillment.