Gatik, a Palo Alto-based startup deploying autonomous vehicles for business to business (B2B) short-haul logistics, today announced a new platform to serve the supply chain’s middle mile: the autonomous box truck. Their self-driving fleet of multi-temperature box trucks ranges in size between 11 and 20 feet long. This makes Gatik the first company to develop autonomous box trucks capable of delivering ambient, cold and frozen goods.

Retailers today face unprecedented challenges in the supply chain, and autonomous delivery vehicles address two of the essentials: safety and reliability. Autonomous delivery vehicles reduce human-to-human transmission channels of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, and help minimize disruption to the supply chain brought on by the pandemic. With essentials in short supply on shelves across America, Gatik’s middle mile solution is versatile, sustainable, and most importantly safe and reliable.