Copilot by Pronto
Copilot by Pronto
Delivering the most advanced highway driving technologies
to commercial trucking fleets
Not just the same old emergency braking, Copilot helps avoid getting into emergencies where collision mitigation is needed in the first place. But don’t worry, Copilot plays nice with any existing systems like Detroit Assurance or Bendix Wingman Fusion that you may have already purchased; they continue to operate.
At long last, electronic steering for trucks has arrived. Copilot takes power steering to a whole new level. Beyond reactive lane departure warnings or lane keep steering “nudges,” this is proactive, continuous lane keeping for long stretches of road.
Ability to apply full braking, combined with adaptive cruise control that goes all the way to 0mph, enables comfortable, safe cruising, even in slow traffic, for the first time ever in trucks.
Many more features can be activated through simple, wireless software updates. Copilot is built to scale and expand over time to all roads and weather conditions.
Coming soon: “emergency safe stop” in cases of an unresponsive driver.
We understand the strain that driving many hours a day puts on your mind and body. Long hours sap energy and diminish focus. Copilot reduces the cognitive workload for drivers, allowing them to stay fully alert longer, and remain focused on monitoring the overall safe journey of the truck.
Copilot’s inherent comfort and safety benefits attract a new generation of drivers accustomed to working with high-tech tools, while also helping companies retain drivers longer in an industry that is famously competitive for talent.
Technology-assisted driving limits sudden acceleration and hard braking, which can negatively impact fuel efficiency. With Copilot, fleets and owner/operators can realize significant savings over the lifetime of your truck of up to $7,000 or more.
At Pronto, we take an entirely new approach to developing highway driving technology. We don’t build self-driving software, we build safe driving software. Our team, many of whom pioneered the most important breakthroughs in self-driving technology, is focused on solving real problems for real customers today (as opposed to using the oversized hardware, legacy software, and flawed business models that are built for demos, not business, which commonly define the autonomous vehicles industry).
Taking this bold and different approach requires that we reinvent safe driving software from the ground up. That, in turn, requires us to show that we can deliver on this new vision. We reached our first important milestone in October 2018, when we successfully completed the first-ever cross country drive without any driver input into the controls. The trip was on highways, lasted over 3,000 miles, and took over 50 hours. This journey provided key validation of Pronto’s core technology upon which we’re building Copilot.