Amazon-backed startup to build ‘smart motors’ for commercial fleets

Turntide Technologies announced Tuesday the launch of Turntide Transport — a division focused on developing electric “smart motors” for commercial vehicles.

As part of the launch of Turntide Transport, the company has acquired two U.K. businesses — Hyperdrive Innovation and BorgWarner Gateshead.

Turntide Transport will initially focus on electromechanical systems to decarbonize markets such as commercial and industrial vehicles in the rail, marine and aerospace industries.

Ryan Morris, CEO of Sunnyvale, California-based Turntide Technologies, said the company’s new division is aiming to help drive down the carbon footprint of freight transportation…

Turntide Transport has already launched with global customers in production, including car manufacturer Aston Martin, Hitachi Rail, industrial equipment manufacturer JCB and automaker Volkswagen’s MAN division.