News Release - Magna and Cartken to Collaborate on Autonomous Delivery Robots
- Magna to scale Cartken’s autonomous delivery robots
- Production at a Magna facility in
- Additional models and different use-applications expected off same platform
Manufacturing of Cartken’s Model C has begun in a Magna facility in
"We seek strategic partners that can accelerate the trajectory of Cartken's growth. This partnership is a significant step toward scaling our business and getting more Model C's into the world,” said
“We continue to identify opportunities in the new mobility ecosystem where we use our capabilities to unlock new growth areas and new business models. This collaboration with Cartken is great example of that approach,” said
Cartken's fully autonomous delivery robots can operate outdoors and indoors, and are equipped with a remote monitoring and teleoperation system that allows for instantaneous human override if necessary, helping to ensure service levels are high. The Cartken autonomous delivery robots are fitted with multiple cameras and respond to situations in real-time using a combination of machine learning and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)-based navigation algorithms. Currently, Cartken's autonomous delivery robot fleet is in commercial operation and has been deployed for various autonomous delivery use cases in malls, hotels, universities, retail, back-of-house, and warehouses around the globe.
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Teal Minisofer, PR Representative for Cartken
Cartken makes communities more connected by bridging the distance between customers and the local businesses they love. Our autonomous robot platform is designed to transport goods over short distances in malls, business parks and local neighborhoods. We use advanced autonomous technology, making our robots the safest and most reliable in the market today. Cartken's team of engineers and operators combine deep expertise in self-driving cars, AI-powered robotics and delivery operations.
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of 161,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 65+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 341 manufacturing operations and 89 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.
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