August 8, 2022

Checking Out Lightning eMotors & Perrone Robotics Van

Lightning eMotors announced its partnership with Perrone Robotics in May 2022 and order banks were officially open for “TONY,” an electric delivery van equipped for Level 2 autonomous travel.

Lightning eMotors invited Work Truck to its headquarters in Loveland, Colorado, to take a spin in one of these new self-driving vans. TONY, which stands for “to navigate you,” uses a medium-duty Class 3 to 7 van converted to electric by Lightning eMotors.

Perrone Robotics handles the autonomous part, with LiDar, radar, and heat sensors coordinating with the vehicle’s GPS system. States set the rules on how autonomous vehicles can travel within their borders. Many allow operation on a preprogrammed route in geofenced locations such as campuses and or cargo container yards.

TONY is already being deployed in Philadelphia’s Navy yard. Colorado is one among several that allow autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads, including the Lightning eMotors' FMVSS-compliant vehicle combined with Perrone Robotics' safety-certified and patented AV technology.

Topics include:

  • Partnership details
  • Fleet uses
  • How it works
  • Riding in the van
  • Inside Lightning’s production facility

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