Ashok Leyland and Aidrivers join hands to produce electric terminal truck for port operations
Orders can be placed now for delivery in 2024, and the inaugural fleet of vehicles is anticipated to be ready for real terminal operations early next year.
Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group and the country’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, and Aidrivers, a specialist in AI-enabled autonomous solutions, are partnering to produce autonomous electric terminal trucks to address the Net Zero emissions needs of the port industry.
This unique truck model, which will be based on an Ashok Leyland platform and equipped with Aidrivers’ autonomous eco-system, will be produced at Ashok Leyland’s manufacturing facilities. Orders can be placed now for delivery in 2024, and the inaugural fleet of vehicles is anticipated to be ready for real terminal operations early next year.
Dr. N Saravanan, President and Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has been a pioneer in introducing new technology and innovation in the commercial vehicle space. We are delighted to collaborate with Aidrivers and look forward to working together to create and develop the country’s first autonomous electric terminal truck. We believe this will drive the industry forward in the coming years.”
Dr Rafiq Swash, Founder and CEO, Aidrivers said, “This ground-breaking AV/EV will set an important standard with milestones for both Net Zero and autonomous automation, and a platform on which we will expand the presence of 'Aidrivers’ AI-enabled autonomous ecosystem for port operations.”
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