Perrone Robotics, a provider of fully autonomous vehicle technology and vehicle solutions for the mobility of people and things, and Tropos Motors, a cleantech compact electric vehicle manufacturer and supplier, announced Aug 17 a partnership to produce a series of fully autonomous, electric low speed vehicles and trucks.
The new vehicle platform will combine Perrone's Tony (short for "To Navigate You") autonomous vehicle retrofit kit that embeds into any vehicle type for any job, with Tropos Motors' full line of all-electric, street-legal vehicles, including the Tropos Motors Able full line of durable, versatile, and available electric commercial utility vehicles. The result is a compact utility autonomous vehicle solution that works across a wide range of industries including – cargo, delivery, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and campus transportation applications. Future platforms in development will include a series of emergency and first-responder solutions that will be available later this year.
Perrone's Tony autonomous vehicle retrofit kit will pair with the Tropos electric vehicle platform to offer mobility solutions including last-mile delivery of products and food, various trades, and utility uses, as well as off-highway and on-campus usage.
Tropos vehicles can operate in extremely tight quarters with a short wheelbase and turning radius for indoors, outdoors, and off-road. This operability opens up new channels to deploy and extend across various applications. Perrone's autonomy provides a scalable solution built around a patented full-stack platform and a safety certifiable framework. The result is an autonomous vehicle retrofit kit that integrates into any vehicle for any job application for use in the autonomous transit of people and goods in geo-fenced and localized operations. Customers are able to accelerate the global deployment of autonomous vehicle fleet solutions across their gas-powered, diesel, and electric passenger and cargo shuttles.
The partnership will include the delivery of Perrone's reliable core Tony autonomous vehicle driverless system, the licensing of software, and the provision of related services.