Delivering on the Promise of Autonomy – The Importance of Constrained ODD for a Faster Time to Market

Gatik was founded in 2017 with a mission to deliver goods safely and efficiently using autonomous vehicles (AVs). The company focuses on business to business (B2B), short-haul logistics for the retail industry. Gatik’s fleet of Class 1-6 AVs moves goods from micro-fulfilment centers and dark stores to pick-up points – retail stores, distribution centers and offices – known as the middle mile, helping customers meet consumer demand for real-time goods, increase road safety and meet an unprecedented expectation for contactless delivery. With an emphasis on structured autonomy, Gatik operates its vehicles up to 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, on known routes with fixed pick-up and drop-off locations. This expedites the time required to go to market and maximizes efficiency and safety.

In this presentation, Apeksha Kumavat, Co-Founder and Chief Engineer, Gatik, will discuss how Gatik’s approach to constraining the Operational Design Domain (ODD) has brought middle mile autonomous delivery to market quickly and effectively by reducing the biggest threat to the autonomous revolution – edge cases.


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