DODGE CENTER, Minnesota–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 8, 2022–
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company – and part of Oshkosh’s business segment – has acquired the CartSeeker™ sidewalk automation product from Eagle Vision Systems, Inc. and Waterloo Controls, Inc. McNeilus is focused on designing and developing technologies and other heavy-duty truck advancements that drive the waste industry forward. This investment in the automation of garbage collection vehicles advances this strategy.
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“We prioritize bringing innovations to our customers that drive their business forward, and this strategic investment in autonomy strengthens our product capabilities and future offerings,” said Jeff Koga, vice president and general manager, McNeilus Refuse Collection Vehicles.
CartSeeker™ Curbside Automation is a patented AI-based recognition technology that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and helps automate the operation of the truck’s robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation. This technology was first demonstrated on the McNeilus® Zero Radius™ sideloader at the Waste Expo in Las Vegas in June 2021. The CartSeeker product will complement McNeilus’ ongoing work on range by offering more potential for solutions that bring operational simplicity and high performance to customers. .
“I can’t wait to see what the future holds with McNeilus and the CartSeeker product together. The possibilities that CartSeeker technology brings to McNeilus’ product strategy are exciting as we strive to bring more autonomy and AI innovations to market,” said Leo Van Kampen, Chief Engineer of CartSeeker Technologies.
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing is an industry leader in garbage truck bodies, OEM parts, and customer support and service. Our range of automated front loaders, rear loaders and side loaders help you manage every route more efficiently. We offer a network of service centers and mobile service technicians across the country, same-day parts availability, and a variety of alternative fuel systems and services for any garbage vehicle. Whatever your challenge, we’ve been down this road before. Visit: www.mcneiluscompanies.com/mcneilus-refuse/
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, essential gear to help everyday heroes move communities around the world forward. Based in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide, all united behind a common cause: making a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products are available in over 150 countries under the JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller brands. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
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CONTACT: Kelli McConahey
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WISCONSIN MINNESOTA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING TRUCKING TRANSPORTATION OTHER TECHNOLOGY GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE FLEET MANAGEMENT
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PUBLISHED: 08/03/2022 09:30/DISC: 08/03/2022 09:31