One Stop Systems, Inc. has secured two new autonomous truck program wins with Embark Trucks, Inc. a leading developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry.
The two wins include one for OSS’ Centauri rugged PCIe storage expansion system and another for OSS’ next-generation optimized autonomous truck 3U SDS rugged accelerated computing server, 3U SDS-AT.
The new wins involve equipping trucks from Embark’s test fleet with the highest-performance ruggedized compute and transportable storage capabilities. Embark is expected to be a top 10 account for OSS starting this year.
OSS worked closely with Embark and other customers to define the attributes and inform the design of the next-gen 3U SDS that would make it ideal for the autonomous truck market. Leveraging Embark’s industry experience and feedback, OSS included attributes such as additional ruggedization and more efficient air cooling, system monitoring, and I/O—all elements critical to the commercial operation of autonomous long-haul trucks.
The 3U SDS is powered by three of the most advanced NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPUs, an AMD Epyc 7003 series processor, and one of the fastest Gen 4 NVMe flash storage products on the market today.
Embark is a market leader in the autonomous trucking space and is focused on commercializing its self-driving software for semi-trucks, Embark Driver. Autonomous trucks powered by Embark can haul goods for a longer amount of uninterrupted time, create greater efficiencies and significantly improve the economics of shipping across the country, which are key benefits as the U.S. grapples with a chronic truck driver shortage.
Autonomous driving capabilities can also improve safety and fuel efficiency in the trucking industry. They can also reduce delivery times by enabling trucks to travel across the U.S. in shorter periods compared to human-operated trucks, which are limited by hours-of-service regulations.
OSS provides the highest-performance solutions for the autonomous truck market, allowing companies to focus on the development of their autonomous driving software as well as the integration of hardware and sensor componentry. OSS is also working closely with several companies towards developing high-volume production solutions for the coming years.
OSS’ products are currently being utilized for four autonomous trucking components: the main compute server, expansion chassis, and transportable storage that is all located in the long-haul truck, and the second server that is located in the trucking depot hub which can upload vast amounts of data to the main system for further analysis.
“These additional wins reaffirm our belief that OSS is delivering the best solutions for autonomous long-haul trucking on the market today,” stated David Raun, OSS’ president, and CEO. “This third win for our 3U SDS platform demonstrates our expert ability to ruggedize datacenter-class compute and storage solutions and ensure the highest level of durability required by today’s autonomous trucks. Our solutions also provide secure system monitoring and control, ground-breaking cooling technologies, and PCI Express scalability that supports a variety of trucks with varying amounts of sensors.”
“In order to meet demanding fleet uptime requirements, autonomous trucking demands ‘performance without compromise’ in harsh environments,” added Raun. “This capability is enabled by a strong partner like OSS who is committed to working hand in hand with market leaders like Embark, where together we can produce commercial grade solutions for scaling autonomous long-haul trucking.”
Ben Stinnett, Head of Hardware of Embark, commented: “Embark is commercializing autonomous trucks with an asset-light approach, focusing exclusively on developing autonomous software and partnering with industry-leading suppliers like OSS to integrate the highest quality hardware into our technology stack. The levels of performance and ruggedization of OSS AI Transportable products have helped us significantly advance the capabilities of Embark Driver. We value the flexibility and partnership with OSS, as we pursue our mission to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the trucking industry.”