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At SafeAI, we know the future of heavy industry is right around the corner. Autonomy is poised to reshape industries like construction and mining. And now that we’ve proven the value and impact of our technology, we’re entering an era of massive industry adoption.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of this movement to transform heavy industry with connected autonomy. But this movement won’t just happen overnight; it will be built, brick by brick. Since 2017, we’ve been steadily establishing the foundation for the future, targeting the most important, heavily used off-road industrial vehicles to drive meaningful impact.

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For any company starting out, there are a number of foundational questions that define a business and determine the path forward. What will we do? Who are our customers? Should we build or buy technology? To retrofit or not to retrofit?

This last question, of course, applies primarily to our own industry, but has been as foundational to our business as any other. Since day one, we’ve built SafeAI around a retrofit model for autonomy, opting to upgrade existing industry equipment rather than custom-building equipment from scratch.

Retrofitting wasn’t a foregone conclusion, then or now. In fact, the opposite approach…


In 2020, we focused on building our team, our business, and our ecosystem, having signed a number of major contracts and partnerships with industry leaders like Goodyear and Obayashi to deliver autonomy to construction and mining, at scale. We’re proud to share that the momentum continues into 2021 as we expand both our global footprint and our leadership team. At SafeAI, we recently announced our expansion to Australia. Today, we welcome three internationally-recognized experts in autonomous mining — Grant Moy, Ashley Richardson, and Dwayne Read — to lead our rapidly-growing mining division.

“This is a natural next step for our…


At SafeAI, we’ve always believed in the power of a collaborative approach. That’s how we’ve introduced an autonomy solution to construction and mining job sites. We’re building an OEM-agnostic autonomous ecosystem — a platform that welcomes the entire portfolio of industry players, from tires to fleet management systems.

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partner joining our ecosystem: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Goodyear has been at the forefront of supporting vehicle innovation for more than one hundred years — from passenger vehicles, to freight trucks, to dump trucks. …


This fall, we’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of an autonomous construction site and our growing partnership with Obayashi Corporation. In collaboration with Obayashi, we will kick off this November with a pilot program in which a Caterpillar 725 articulated dump truck will autonomously complete a vital on-site function: load-haul-dump cycles.

Obayashi is the Japanese-based global leader of connected construction solutions. By teaming up with one of the largest names in construction, we’re demonstrating industrial autonomy in a real-world situation and setting a standard for future autonomous heavy equipment. This pilot follows Obayashi’s investment in SafeAI in November 2019.


Autonomous Skid-Steer at SafeAI Proving Ground
Autonomous Skid-Steer at SafeAI Proving Ground (SPG)

SafeAI, a company that retrofits heavy equipment for autonomous applications in the mining and construction industries, is announcing a strategic investment from Obayashi Corporation, one of Japan’s largest construction companies, and Foundamental, the global investor in construction and mining technology.

The construction and mining industry has been facing a global labor shortage over the past decade. The recent COVID-19 outbreak only exacerbates the labor shortage and adds labor uncertainty to these two critical industrial sectors for the global economy. …


Autonomous Skid-Steer at SafeAI Proving Ground
Autonomous Skid-Steer at SafeAI Proving Ground (SPG)

SafeAI, a company that retrofits heavy equipment for autonomous applications in the mining and construction industries, is announcing a strategic investment from Obayashi Corporation, one of Japan’s largest construction companies, and Foundamental, the global investor in construction and mining technology.

The construction and mining industry has been facing a global labor shortage over the past decade. The recent COVID-19 outbreak only exacerbates the labor shortage and adds labor uncertainty to these two critical industrial sectors for the global economy. …

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