ORIGINAL ARTICLE, businesswire.com, November 8, 2021
Gatik’s removal of the safety driver on its daily operations signifies a historic milestone in commercializing autonomous delivery safely and at scale in B2B short-haul logistics sector.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., & BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gatik and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Gatik is operating daily without a safety driver behind the wheel on its delivery route for Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, moving customer orders between a Walmart dark store and a Neighborhood Market in its fleet of multi-temperature autonomous box trucks.
Gatik’s deployment with Walmart in the state represents the first time that an autonomous trucking company has removed the safety driver from a commercial delivery route on the middle mile anywhere in the world.
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