Autonomous trucking startup Locomation to collaborate with Indiana company

Locomation, an autonomous trucking company based in Lawrenceville, is collaborating with Cummins to test, integrate and commercialize its self-driving technology.

Through the deal announced Wednesday, Locomation will integrate its software with Cummins’ powertrain systems. The Columbus, Ind., company designs, manufactures, sells and services engines, filtration and power generation products. The powertrain system, in simple terms, consists of all the components that propel, or power, a vehicle forward.

The combination of the products — Locomation’s software and Cummins’ firmware — will increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, officials said.

Locomation estimates the partnership will reduce fuel consumption per truck by 10%…

Locomation’s co-founders — brothers Çetin and Tekin — are veterans of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center. They founded the company in 2018 and have since raised $63 million in funding, according to Crunchbase.