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OTTO Motors Announces Self-Driving Vehicle for Mid-Range Material Handling

April 8, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2019--OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, today announced the launch of OTTO 750, the first self-driving vehicle for material handling with a payload of 750 kg.

OTTO 750 is a powerful mid-range self-driving vehicle designed to move pallet-scale loads which would otherwise be manually moved by a pump truck or tugger.

The 750-kg payload is important because of how factories typically transport materials. The three standard methods each have different maximum payloads: 100 kg for a cart pushed by a human, 750 kg for a pump truck, and 1500 kg for a forklift. Plenty of solutions have been developed for payloads at the high and low ends of the range, but only a few existed in the middle.

“We realized it was a Goldilocks solution,” says Matt Rendall, Chief Executive Officer at Clearpath. “Our customers have been asking for something just right for quite a while, and now we finally have it.”

OTTO 750 is built upon the industry-proven OTTO 1500 chassis, which is already trusted by industry titans like GE, Katerra and Musashi.

The vehicle uses the existing field-proven self-driving operating system, OTTO OS, to quickly adapt to changes in the facility. The vehicle responds intelligently to ensure the right material gets to the right place at the right time. OTTO 750 communicates with PLCs, SCADA systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and more.

OTTO Motors is demonstrating OTTO 750 in Chicago this week at ProMat, the largest conference for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America. Visit #S3441 at McCormick Place to see OTTO 750 in action.

About Clearpath

Clearpath Robotics Inc. provides industry-leading self-driving technology, products, and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s research and industrial divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Visit www.clearpath.ai for more information.

About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc., designs, manufactures and operates flexible self-driving vehicles for material handling inside busy factories and warehouses. Using industry-leading self-driving technology, the easy-to-use OTTO vehicles move inventory safely and efficiently throughout the indoor supply chain. OTTO Motors is trusted for mission-critical deliveries and is proven in the most demanding of industrial environments spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers include Fortune 100 brands like GE, John Deere, and Toyota. For more information, visit www.ottomotors.com.

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CONTACT: Srna Bogunovic

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA ILLINOIS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT OTHER TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE FLEET MANAGEMENT GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE

SOURCE: Clearpath Robotics Inc.

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