Distinguished award acknowledges Gatik’s role in redefining the future of logistics, and adds to Gatik’s previous recognition from Fast Company including 2023 Most Innovative Companies and 2022 World Changing Ideas
“Gatik’s unique autonomous driving technology for the middle mile is optimizing the supply chain for the biggest names in North America,” said Gautam Narang, CEO and Co-founder of Gatik. “We are honored to see our achievements recognized again by Fast Company. I am immensely proud of the work our team has accomplished this year, but this is just the beginning – we remain committed to reshaping the future of B2B logistics for generations to come. With 2024 set to be another milestone year for the company, we are excited to continue defining new standards of excellence in the transportation sector for our customer base.”
Fast Company reviewed thousands of applications, honoring an exemplary group of businesses developing technology built to disrupt the world’s most dominant industries from transportation and agriculture, to artificial intelligence and renewable energy. Gatik’s inclusion on the list comes following unprecedented technological and commercial progress. The company is on track to achieve Freight-Only operations – the deployment of Gatik’s autonomous trucks without a human onboard – at meaningful scale in 2024 and 2025, cementing the company’s leadership position in the autonomous trucking sector.
“The Next Big Things in Tech is not just a look around the corner—it’s a look around the corner after that,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “These are the products and ideas that will define technological innovation for the rest of this decade and beyond—and solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. We are thrilled to honor the organizations that are making them a reality.”
In addition to the Next Big Things in Tech Award, Gatik has made the FreightTech 25 list for the last two years, and been named a TIME Best Invention of 2022 for the company’s World-First Driverless Middle Mile Trucking Solution. Gatik has also been acknowledged by Fast Company on the 2023 List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and on the 2022 List of World Changing Ideas. Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Arjun Narang, was recognized as a 2023 Automotive News Rising Star, and Gatik’s Chief Engineer, Apeksha Kumavat, was named on the Inc. 2022 Female Founders 100 List.
The full list of winners is available at fastcompany.com.
Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of medium duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Loblaw, Tyson Foods and Pitney Bowes, and in 2021 became the first company worldwide to accomplish driverless commercial deliveries on the middle mile.
Gatik’s Class 3 – 7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas and Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry, Gatik partners with industry leaders such as Isuzu, Ryder, Goodyear and Cummins. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.gatik.ai and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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