Danfoss and Autonomous Solutions Inc (ASI) have signed an agreement for a strategic partnership to collaborate on autonomous technology for mobile equipment applications and adjacent markets, they said.
With the strategic partnership, ASI, a leader in autonomous solutions in the mining space, and Danfoss will align the strengths of the two companies working toward a common goal of enabling more customers to adopt autonomous solutions for their applications, Danfoss said.
“Autonomous technology can increase safety and productivity, and also support tackling challenges like reliable food supply and sustainable primary industries,” the company added.
Kim Fausing, President and CEO of Danfoss, said: “This partnership demonstrates our ambition to invest in autonomy and be the innovative partner for our customers. It’s a promising partnership and we are excited about the potential in vehicle automation.”
ASI, which has been working on autonomous vehicle projects with the likes of Barrick Gold and Ferrexpo, was the subject of corporate activity last year when Epiroc acquired 34% of the company.
Mel Torrie, President and CEO of ASI, says: “ASI has been using the innovative Danfoss components over the last 20 years to support our autonomy development with the world’s leading vehicle OEMs. This new partnership will ensure manufacturers have the needed support to streamline their efforts in making autonomous industrial vehicles a mainstream reality.”
ASI is a longtime Danfoss customer, using the PLUS+1® software platform from Danfoss Power Solutions in several of the vehicles it has automated in the past, according to Danfoss.