Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Self-driving industrial vehicles for materials handling producer Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles (VGVs) reached two million production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. Having reached one million miles just over one year earlier, in April 2018, the two million milestone is also a marker for the company’s rapid growth.
“We are incredibly proud that our VGVs autonomously drove an additional 1 million miles in just 506 days,” said Seegrid CEO Jim Rock. “Our safety record speaks to our commitment to moving material as safely, effectively, and efficiently as possible with unmatched technology, expertise, and passion.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported nearly 40,000 serious accidents and one fatality per week related to manually driven forklifts in 2018. Safety concerns have many manufacturers considering automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).