Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 12

11 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 12 GATIK ANDWALMART ACHIEVE FULLY DRIVERLESS DELIVERIES IN A FIRST FOR AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE Gatik’s removal of the safety driver on its daily operations signifies a historic milestone in commercializing autonomous delivery safely and at scale in B2B short-haul logistics sector G atik and Walmart Inc. recently announced that Gatik is operating daily without a safety driver behind the wheel on its delivery route for Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, moving customer orders between a Walmart dark store and a Neighborhood Market in its fleet of multi-temperature autonomous box trucks. Gatik’s deployment with Walmart in the state represents the first time that an autonomous trucking company has removed the safety driver from a commercial delivery route on the middle mile anywhere in the world. OPENING L INES