Fleet Owner Magazine Shares Information about OTTO Motors Test Drive Program

May 22 18:11 2017

Test Drive provides North American facility operators with a one week, low-risk trial of an Otto 100 or 1500 self-driving vehicle.

The vehicles combine the reliability of an AGV, efficiency of a conveyor and flexibility of human decision-making by using sensors and artificial intelligence. The OTTO offers flexible automation and does not require fixed infrastructure (no beacons, magnetic tape or pre-defined laser paths). The vehicle comes in two form factors: the OTTO 1500 and OTTO 100. Both can drive over 4 miles per hour and they can be outfitted with different attachments to fit the needs of the facility and the payload. The OTTO platform provides obstacle detection and avoidance, and moves through facilities in the most efficient manner to reach the destination point. Each vehicle can operate 24/7 by using opportunity charging technology to autonomously visit its charger for frequent, rapid charges between missions. 

Test Drive provides North American facility operators with a one week, low-risk trial of an Otto 100 or 1500 self-driving vehicle. “The Test Drive program was very simple. We uncrated the unit and within about two hours had it running and moving product autonomously. It was very impressive,” said Mike Hall, plant manager at Panocap Canada. “Our team was able to work with the unit, see it in action and understand how Otto reacts in situations unique to our facility – it was so much more than a standard brochure. We were all very excited to see the unit in our space.”

Fleet Owner provides information about operations, vehicle maintenance, industry regulations and information-management technology.

The OTTO self-driving vehicles will be showcased at industry’s most important event, Drive Manufacturing Summit, Oct 2-4, 2017. This unconventional conference will bring 350+ industry leaders together to network, inform and determine how change can be integrated back into their facilities.

About Drive Manufacturing Summit

Drive Manufacturing Summit is the definitive event for future-focused manufacturing leaders. This unconventional conference is designed to improve facility operations and manufacturing strategies across North America, while addressing ways to overcome key challenges facing industry today. The summit will offer three tracks of immersive learning and offer active discussions for future planning. Drive Manufacturing Summit is held October 2-4, 2017, at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI. Visit www.drivemfgsummit.com.

About OTTO Motors

OTTO™ Motors, a division of Clearpath™ Robotics Inc., designs, manufactures and operates self-driving vehicles to automate material movement inside busy factories and warehouses. Using self-driving technology much like the Google Car, the easy-to-use OTTO vehicles move inventory in a safe and flexible manner throughout the indoor supply chain. Customers include Fortune 100 brands like General Electric, John Deere, and Toyota. For more information, visit www.ottomotors.com. Follow OTTO Motors on Twitter at @OTTOMotors.

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Company Name: OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc.
Contact Person: Meghan Hennessey
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Phone: 519-513-2416 x833
Address:97 Randall Dr. Unit 2
City: Waterloo
State: Ontario, N2V 1C5
Country: Canada
Website: www.ottomotors.com

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