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Seegrid introduces new self-driving vehicle and data analytics platform

Seegrid has released a new vision-guided vehicle, a new data analytics and reporting offering, and enhanced functionality of its Seegrid Supervisor fleet management software.

The launch is the company’s largest release this year, as Seegrid expands its suite of automated solutions aimed at optimising materials handling.

The Seegrid Smart Platform helps manufacturing, distribution, and e-commerce companies streamline their supply chains with automated material movement, says the company.

The latest addition to the Seegrid Smart Platform, the GT10 Series 6 Plus, raises the autonomy level of Seegrid self-driving vehicles by using rear-facing sensors to detect obstacles while autonomously hitching to carts.

This new vehicle offers fully automated material movement from pick-up to drop-off, removing the need for human assistance to complete tasks and allowing companies to deploy employees to more value-added roles.

Seegrid’s premier data analytics offering, the Seegrid Performance Report, leverages data captured on self-driving vehicles.

Dashboard views provide customers with actionable insight into the movement of materials in their facility and the productivity of their entire fleet. Armed with this information, operators can track progress towards facility goals, analyse trends, and proactively optimise their operations.

Seegrid also provides improved insights into vehicle productivity with enhancements to Seegrid Supervisor, the fleet management software that executes flawless material movement and connects the smart factory.

Supervisor now manages more tasks, such as the automatic pairing of available vehicles with work tasks, standardisation of vehicle behaviours, and auto-building route maps.

Seegrid will exhibit at Hannover Messe in Chicago September 10-15, 2018 and will have experts on site to discuss the company’s approach to connected materials handling solutions.