Virtual Driver

Gaussin is focused on making goods and people movement faster, safer and cleaner.

Safer, for us, means providing self-driving vehicles that are programmed to constantly monitor their path and surroundings for potential hazards, and to operate with greater efficiency, accuracy, vigilance and safety than human drivers.

Since 2013, Gaussin has been developing its own Autonomous Driving systems for our electric self-driving vehicles, and has integrated world class partner systems and software to provide the most efficient turnkey solution for yard and terminal automation.

Our Autonomous driving stack includes world-class components that enable fully autonomous operations in mixed traffic within gated areas

Native drive-by-wire vehicle control systems
Localisation & mapping
Dynamic obstacle detection,classification and avoidance
Path and route planning
Fleet orchestration
Remote monitoring
Robotized trailer-tractor coupling/decoupling
V2X communications

By combining our deep knowledge of complex yard and terminal operations with revolutionary robotics algorithms we provide effective solutions to reduce errors, improve safety and productivity.

Our resources, knowledge of logistics processes, world-class partners, and technological approaches have made us an industry leader in Yard and Terminal automation.

Simon Klein

Every environment
is unique.

Seaports, Airports and Logistic centers are all different.

Disparate infrastructure layout, site regulations, mixed traffic, on-site worker presence, and driving habits are variables that make each enclosed environment unique.

Like endurance athletes, we constantly train our self-driving technology in varied environments so that it learns to quickly adapt to different conditions and situations.

By building solutions that work in a variety of environments, we enhance deployment effectiveness, reduce time to value — and accelerate the benefits of autonomous technology.

Safety First
is Safety Always

Reliable in all conditions,
all the time

Safety is not only a part of our motto; it is at the core of our mission.

Fully autonomous vehicles are becoming a reality and the safety benefits are paramount.

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to save lives and reduce injuries by removing human error from the safety equation.

Our technology reflects a company culture of rigorous and innovative safety practices embedded in how we design, test and deploy our autonomous driving solutions to ensure that our vehicles are capable and safe.

We follow a rigorous development process, and international standards, while and ensuring that all autonomous driving systems components function under extreme environmental conditions day and night, 24x7, 365 days per year, over the lifetime of the vehicle.

Our team designs reliability tests based on our historical knowledge of the physics of failure to simulate accelerated environmental stresses on our vehicle.

Reliable in all conditions, all the time

We follow a rigorous development process, and international standards, while and ensuring that all autonomous driving systems components function under extreme environmental conditions day and night, 24x7, 365 days per year over the lifetime of the vehicle.

Our team designs reliability tests based on our historical knowledge of the physics of failure to simulate accelerated environmental stresses on our vehicle.

Field Tested and Real- World experience

Gaussin has deployed its autonomous driving vehicles in different sites around the world, gaining valuable experience in different environments. We leverage decades of domain experience to identify better ways of delivering value to our customers.

Our testing site located in Hericourt, France, is specifically designed for our own unique testing needs allow us to validate new software before it’s released in our fleet of vehicles. We also use it to stage challenging or unusual scenarios so that our vehicles are prepared to handle most edge cases.

when you need it

All our platforms are built as "autonomous-ready", drive-by-wire solutions. This allows our customers to easily take a step-by-step approach to integrating automation in their processes, from L0 to L4.

Award winning technology

In 2019 Gaussin was the winner of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transportation using its virtual driver.

Robotic Arm

Automatic coupling and decoupling of air hoses and electric cables

In order to guarantee time delivery for their customers, logistics operators must implement reliable processes and technologies with a very high level of productivity.  This means that the organization of external yard operations of the logistics center must be as efficient as the tried-and-tested sorting systems inside the warehouse.

Gaussin approaches yard automation at a system level to ensure that all operational processes and interfaces are taken into account to provide the efficiency our customers require.

Under normal operations, it is necessary for truck drivers to couple and decouple air hoses for the trailer’s emergency and service brakes, and electrical cables for the trailer’s safety lights and power. 

For autonomous operations, at Level 4 of autonomy, this task still must be executed even if the safety driver is no longer present in the driving cabin.

Gaussin has developed a unique, reliable solution to execute these mandatory operations utilizing an embedded robotic arm, as a critical part of its turnkey solution for the movement of trailers and semi-trailers between the equipment parking areas and loading docks.

Utilizing state-of-the-art machine learning technologies, our system is constantly learning from the diversity of the trailer connections handled in real operations.  This will eventually enable the robotic arm to accurately recognize and adapt to the various types of connectors and trailers existing in the market.

The system has been designed to operate accurately in all lighting, day and night under normal weather conditions, including moderate rain or snow.

In order to realize the operational efficiencies required for coupling and decoupling the trailer, we aim to achieve an equivalent process cycle time as the average human operator, within the specific circumstances.

Our goal is to increase productivity by continuing to improve our systems, in order to obtain up to 20% reduction in process cycle times.

Fleet Orchestration

Right Vehicle, Right Moves, Right Time.

For us, Operational Efficiency means enabling our fleet of manned and autonomous vehicles with systems that allow our customers to optimize the size and utilization of the fleet, while achieving their operational and TCO goals.

Our Fleet Management System (FMS) enables a transportation as a service (TaaS) solution which includes advanced fleet dispatch, monitoring and management capabilities including API-based integrations with third-party and operator systems.

The FMS seamlessly connects operations with vehicles and loads in order to optimize real-time fleet control and performance for human driven and autonomous vehicles.

The FMS is built upon the principle of automated operations management. In particular, the main fleet operations functionalities for transportation services are fully automated:

Capture and manage Transport Orders and Jobs from Operator with time estimates
Match Transport Orders with vehicle availability /maintenance plans, schedules, and time constraints
Schedule load pick-up, driving/routing, and drop-off activities
Generate optimized missions for each vehicle journey
Communicate transport or maintenance missions to vehicles through a vehicle protocol
Dispatch the vehicle by sending the driving missions at the right time
Control vehicle headways for optimal coverage of target trips per day
Re-match journeys in case of delays and incidents
Dynamically track and manage the missions’ progress in real time

Visibility when it matters

The FMS features a dashboard which offers comprehensive fleet monitoring and tools to plan, supervise, orchestrate and analyze transportation services.

The Dashboard provides browser-based, multi-role access

to operations / maintenance staff, fleet managers, and data analysts.

The platform’s supervision functionalities allow operators to monitor the fleet, every vehicle, driver, and transport performance in real time.

It gives the operator a dashboard-based comprehensive overview

of the current operational situation, issues alerts including calls to action, and facilitates interactions between the operator and the field. It provides access to a rich set of vehicle and/or driver data, including telemetry and transport events, video streams, and dispatch status.

The platform enables
a broad set of analysis

and visualization tools for historical data, allowing operators and transport providers to measure and gain insights into fleet performance.

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