Startus Insights conducted a detailed analysis of the global geographic distribution of 559 automated guided vehicle (AGV) startups to determine the top 5 global hubs. According to data, Silicon Valley, London, New York, Tel Aviv and San Francisco are home to 191 startups and emerging companies, accounting for 34.17% of global startup activity. Let's take a look at some of the autonomous guided vehicle startups in these 5 top hubs.
According to data, more than 85% of the activities of automated guided vehicles used in logistics take place in North America and Europe. The latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, such as the combination of machine vision and logistics hubs on major trade routes, have created favorable conditions for automated guided vehicles to change material handling and other aspects of the logistics industry.
Silicon Valley: 91 startups and emerging companies
Silicon Valley has thousands of companies that transfer online commerce to the Internet, and Silicon Valley will benefit from a symbiotic relationship with the logistics industry. Large e-commerce companies are investing in automated guided vehicles to expand the scale of their warehouses. In addition, they are introducing newer technologies such as machine vision to carry out transformative changes, including making AGVs more autonomous.
Siera.AI is a Palo Alto-based startup company that uses AI to safely and autonomously process, inspect and transport materials in warehouses. Their vehicle autonomy solution enables any automated guided vehicle to have smart truck technology, enabling it to prevent collisions and automate unmanned driving. The solution also replaced paper lists with digital lists. This can speed up compliance, eliminate accidents and predict labor shortages.
London: 38 startups and emerging companies
London has a high population density, and the number of people who go to work during the day is also high. Narrow roads and heavy traffic aggravated the logistics difficulties of the city. In addition, a small part of the land can be used for warehouses, and the rent is one of the highest in the world. Therefore, a major trend in London logistics is the growth of parcel hubs as a last-mile delivery solution.
Intelligent Robots, a London-based startup, uses AI to develop autonomous mobile robots for internal logistics. Their solution, Rpuck, automates the conveyor system and is easy to deploy. The expansion bin is the only necessary infrastructure change. It is easy to expand by installing additional trolleys and platforms instead of adding new robots. Their clients include companies in the e-commerce implementation, retail and manufacturing sectors.
New York City: 23 startups and emerging companies
New York is a major port in the eastern United States and a global hub for technologies such as artificial intelligence. New York benefits from both traditional trade routes and the rise of the e-commerce industry. The city appears to be ready to tap its potential and announced a $100 million plan in 2018 to repair the aging urban freight system. Innovations include the use of automated or automated vehicle solutions in last-mile deliveries.
Aersys Inc. is a start-up company from New York that uses a modular approach to develop automated guided vehicles. They provide different types of modules, which are combined in different ways to meet the specific needs of the company. Smaller deliveries are made in Sidewalk RoverModule sidewalk modules, while Industrial RoverModule s industrial modules support massive and large mobile facility stations. This reduces worker activity and improves just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. In addition, the company has also developed modules for storage, loading and drones.
Tel Aviv: 20 startups and emerging companies
Tel Aviv is located in the center of Silicon Wadi (Hebrew or Arabic for valley), and the coastal area is a concentration of high-tech startups. As technology and advanced manufacturing have become the main industries in the region, the demand for logistics continues to grow to keep up with the pace of production. Tel Aviv’s start-ups are pushing the boundaries of AI, data analysis, and robotics, thereby affecting automated guided vehicles and logistics.
The Tel Aviv-based Ception startup company has developed precise localization solutions for AGVs. The startup’s multi-layer system uses advanced computer vision and deep learning algorithms to provide a universal geospatial language that uses cross patterns and cross perspectives to accurately represent space. The solution uses data from multiple sources and can navigate in any environment. In addition to logistics and ports, the solution is also suitable for mining, emergency personnel and agriculture.
Los Angeles: 19 startups and emerging companies
The Port of Los Angeles is one of the busiest seaports in the world and the main route to and from North America. It is also closely connected to most major seaports in the world. This makes the city a hotbed of logistics innovation, especially those focused on the safe transportation of large quantities of goods.
CoastAutonomous, from Los Angeles, is a logistics startup that has deployed autonomous AGV fleets throughout the supply chain. Their COAST flatbed automated guided vehicle realizes on-demand mobility as a service (MaaS), which is very suitable for handling cargo at airports, parks and ports. It has multiple layers of redundancy to prevent collisions with other vehicles or obstacles. Fleet management ensures that vehicles are placed where they are needed and reduces waiting time.
It can be seen from the above five major gathering places that AGV companies' preferences for the regional industrial environment are generally consistent. First of all, areas with developed economies and concentrated universities are the first choice for general AGV startups . After all, financing and recruiting are relatively easier. Therefore, most startups are concentrated in developed coastal cities. Secondly, from a demand perspective, cities with developed manufacturing and logistics industries are more popular . In the era of "machine substitution", the demand for AGVs in these areas is huge. Customers are mainly concentrated in these areas, and companies gather in This is also normal. Finally, the impact of the industrial cluster effect is also one of the influencing factors . The research and development of AGVs is not simply a "closed door", but also involves the core parts and various software controls of the upstream and downstream. Enterprises choose cities with advanced technology to take this into consideration. Aspect factors.