Local Motors announces partnership with Robotic Research
Local Motors is partnering with robotics technology group Robotic Research on Olli, an electric, autonomous shuttle.
"Onboarding partners such as Robotic Research, who believe in our mission and bring such robust knowledge to the co-creation process, allows Local Motors to provide the most capable, safe, and reliable product to market at rapid speeds," said Jay Rogers, CEO and Co-founder of LM Industries, parent company to Local Motors.
Matthew Rivett, EVP of Local Motors, drives the open platform concept by creating partnerships with industry leading companies and focusing on the customers' needs.
"We need to create and provide products that the customers want, and we believe the best way to do that is to involve them in the process from the beginning. We create an emotional attachment and inherent feeling of pride by including them," Rivett stated.
The partnership between Local Motors and Robotic Research is symbiotic, with the partners working side-by-side to integrate new sensor sets, technology, and applications, allowing for quick learning and technology development.
"It is a great honor to partner with Local Motors in providing the 'AutoDrive' autonomy kit for Olli. We see Olli as an innovator in the slow-speed shuttle market, and we are fully committed to support the systems and serve communities around the world," said Alberto Lacaze, President and Senior Engineer at Robotic Research.