Recognized for his contributions in autonomous transportation, Gautam Narang, Gatik’s CEO and Co-founder, becomes latest executive leader to join ReMo’s Commission
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2023) — The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo), a global initiative of the nonpartisan nonprofit, SAFE, that is shaping policy to improve the movement of people and goods, proudly welcomes Gautam Narang, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Gatik AI, Inc. (Gatik), the leader in autonomous transportation for B2B short-haul logistics, into its esteemed group of Commissioners.
Gatik, founded in 2017, provides Autonomous Transportation as a Service (ATaaS) for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, KBX and Georgia-Pacific across multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada. Since launching commercial operations in 2019, the company has revolutionized the industry by deploying its proprietary autonomous driving technology in partnership with some of the nation’s largest grocers, retailers, distributors, e-commerce platforms, and CPG companies. In 2021, Gatik achieved a worldwide first when it launched driverless commercial deliveries on the middle mile for Walmart.
“ReMo and Gatik are a natural partnership,” said SAFE CEO Robbie Diamond. “Gatik is a leader in transforming the logistics industry and will bring valuable, bold ideas to ReMo’s work across freight digitalization and autonomy to advance policy that makes the way we move goods more efficient, sustainable, and secure.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility,” said Gautam Narang. “Gatik’s guiding principles as the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics seamlessly align with ReMo’s ambitions. I eagerly anticipate leveraging Gatik’s success in the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of goods to contribute to the Coalition’s vision for enabling the future of mobility, today.”
Narang brings his expertise to the Coalition, joining global leaders from Ford, FedEx, Transdev, and Goodyear. As the driving force behind Gatik, Narang has pioneered a niche known as the “middle mile” in the autonomous vehicle transportation and logistics industry.
Before founding Gatik, Narang led multiple high-profile teams, building diverse robotics systems from moon rovers and self-driving cars to off-road autonomous vehicles and bomb-disposal robots. He has over 15 years of experience in Robotics and AI including research at CNRS, NREC, Honda R&D, and Waseda University. He holds a Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He was awarded the Automotive News All-Star in 2021 for his industry-defining contributions in the mobility sector, and in 2022, was recognized by Goldman Sachs on its list of Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs.
For more information about the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, and a detailed list of commissioners, please visit: reimaginedmobility.org/about.
Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light and medium duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific and KBX, and in 2021 became the first company worldwide to operate fully 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. Gatik was recognized in 2022 as a TIME Best Invention, featured on Fast Company’s 2023 list of World’s Most Innovative Companies, and named as one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes in 2022 and 2023. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.gatik.ai and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Medium.
About the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility
The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global initiative of SAFE, advancing new mobility technologies and services to shape transportation systems that are better for people and planet. Bringing together stakeholders across transportation, technology, and sustainability, ReMo conducts research and policy advocacy in the U.S. and Europe to create more efficient, sustainable, equitable, and secure ways to move people and goods. For more information visit reimaginedmobility.org.
SAFE is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization committed to transportation and energy policy solutions that advance the economic and national security of the United States, its partners, and allies. SAFE has convened business and former military leaders since 2004 to advocate for secure, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions. Visit secureenergy.org to learn more.
The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo)