TONY is Perrone Robotics' vehicle independent retrofit kit for use in the autonomous transit of people and goods in geo-fenced and localized operations. - Photo: Perrone Robotics

TONY is Perrone Robotics' vehicle independent retrofit kit for use in the autonomous transit of people and goods in geo-fenced and localized operations.

Photo: Perrone Robotics

Perrone Robotics Inc., a provider of fully autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and turnkey vehicle solutions, and Roush Industries Inc. entered into an agreement to facilitate the production and installation of Perrone's autonomous retrofit kit, called Tony AV, across a wide range of vehicle types.

The collaboration was developed to support Perrone's expanded sales opportunities for transit shuttles, low-speed electric vehicles, electric utility and cargo vans, as well as large trucks for logistics applications.

"Roush Industries represents an important step in our ability to shorten customer delivery times so we can scale up for fleet level deployments without compromising quality," said Paul Perrone, founder and CEO of Perrone Robotics, Inc. "We're excited to work with the team at Roush to bring a production grade fine point to every autonomous vehicle that we field. This agreement is a natural fit for two innovative companies developing new mobility options to extend value."

Roush will provide design engineering, vehicle controls integration, fabrication, and installation services, enabling Perrone to deliver a production model to bring full autonomy for geo-fenced applications across commercial, governmental, and logistics markets.

"As a leader in the automotive engineering and specialty manufacturing sector with extensive experience in working with suppliers in the e-mobility and autonomous vehicle market, we applaud Paul Perrone's focus on innovation and performance-driven autonomy," said Jason Furr, VP of Business Development for Roush Industries. "We share their commitment to advance reliable mobility options for cargo, utility, truck, and shuttles."

Originally posted on Fleet Forward

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