Pittsburgh-based company Stack AV has unveiled its new autonomous trucking business, designed to harness the power of self-driving technology in reshaping the trucking industry. The initiative targets long-standing challenges in the sector such as driver shortages, efficiency issues, safety concerns, and elevated emission levels.
Focused on client-centric solutions, Stack AV seeks to modernize how goods are transported. Their aim is not only to streamline and improve supply chains for their business partners but also to enhance the overall transportation experience, from reducing operating costs to delivering goods more swiftly to consumers.
Bryan Salesky, Stack AV’s CEO, emphasized the importance of AI-driven and intelligent supply chains as consumer behavior changes.
“Our proprietary technology, combined with the unwavering support from our long-term partner SoftBank, positions us at the forefront of redefining the trucking and freight sectors. Our mission is to drive greater efficiency, ensure safety, and help our customers navigate supply chain challenges," Salesky remarked.
Peter Rander, the President of Stack AV, highlighted the pressing need for more reliable and efficient supply chains in an era of intensifying global commerce. Rander stated, "Our cutting-edge AI-powered autonomous driving systems are set to overhaul supply chains, optimizing routes and enhancing energy efficiency."
The venture is backed by global tech giant SoftBank, providing Stack AV with capital, resources, and invaluable expertise in the AI domain. Kentaro Matsui, a key figure at SoftBank Group, projected the immense transformative potential of AI, emphasizing its future role in interlinking social systems to tackle intricate societal problems. "Stack AV's application of AI in the trucking sector will be a game-changer in global goods transportation and supply chain management," Matsui added.
Led by a trio of seasoned executives - Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander, and Chief Technology Officer Brett Browning - Stack AV brings over 70 years of combined expertise in advanced autonomous systems, AI, and robotics.