TractEasy, a leading provider of autonomous towing solutions for the outdoors, in collaboration with Toyota Material Handling Systems (Atlanta Forklifts Incorporated) and Advanced Charging Technologies, Inc. (ACT), are thrilled to extend an invitation to an exclusive presentation and live demonstration of its EZTow driverless tow tractor to coincide with the MODEX manufacturing and supply chain expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

The EZTow is used on outdoor routes at industrial sites and airports for material, cargo and baggage flows.TractEasy EZTow autonomous tow tractorThe electric, autonomous vehicle leverages mature, reliable technology from TLD and EasyMile, using a range of sensors with real-time processing, allowing it to navigate the complex outdoor, industrial environment with centimeter-level precision, either replacing or integrating with its conventional, manned counterparts under human direction.  It can integrate with existing systems and fleets, and operate up to 24/7.

Lee Jones, Corporate Systems Manager for Toyota Material Handling Systems, said:

We are excited for the opportunity to showcase the EZTow tugger and its unique functionality designed to autonomously operate outdoors.

Automation can perform repetitive tasks quickly and accurately, leading to increased efficiency which translates to cost savings and higher productivity. With MODEX right in our backyard in Atlanta, we have such a great opportunity to demonstrate the TractEasy EZTow for everyone to see.

Richard Reno, CEO of TractEasy, said:

TractEasy is delighted to be partnering with Toyota Material Handling Solutions for this demonstration. We are looking forward to showcasing the strong performance of our solution and its alignment with TMHS’ commitment to outdoor automation. Manufacturing flows that include exterior routes are ripe for automation and we’re thrilled to be showing how this works with TMHS.

Michael K. Nelson, President of ACT, said:

We are excited to support TractEasy and integrate our industry leading charging solution into the innovative EZTow deployments. These recent deployments underscore our dedication to advancing the electric autonomous vehicle landscape, offering a seamless and efficient intelligent charging experience for users of autonomous towing services.

The EZTow’s autonomous driving stack is built from EasyMile technology. EasyMile’s software is the most widely used autonomous vehicle solution in the world with more than 400 deployments and over 1,000,000 kilometers driven autonomously. It is the most-deployed autonomous tow tractor globally, operating on numerous major automotive manufacturing plants and logistics centers in Europe, including the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing and Daimler AG in Germany, and the United States. It is also in use at major airports around the world for baggage handling.

Both TMHS and TractEasy are committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and contributing to the widespread adoption of end-to-end autonomous towing.

This article was originally published by EasyMile.


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