Autocar, Rocsys bring hands-free charging to EV fleets

Autocar, Rocsys bring hands-free charging to EV fleets

The chargers use soft robotics, computer vision technology and AI to help ensure successful plug-ins.

Autocar, a North American manufacturer of severe-duty vocational trucks, has partnered with charging platform developer Rocsys to bring hands-free charging capabilities to Autocar’s electric terminal tractors.

Rocsys says its solutions are compatible with any high-power DC charging station utilizing a CCS-1 charging connector.

The company says it has secured a pilot order from a customer for support of its logistics operations. Throughout the pilot, Autocar and Rocsys say the technology will capture hundreds of images which their system will use to work towards a 99% successful plug-in rate before delivery to customers. The company did not name the pilot customer.

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