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Kodiak Robotics

Founded Year



Grant | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$49.9M | 4 mos ago

About Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics develops autonomous technology that carries freight forward. It offers a technology stack that is purpose-built for long-haul trucks, making the freight industry safer and more efficient. Kodiak's modular hardware approach, SensorPods, integrates sensors into a streamlined sensor-pod structure that optimizes for perception, scalability, and maintainability. The company delivers freight daily for its customers along six routes in Texas and Oklahoma, operating autonomously on the highway portions of the routes. Kodiak Robotics was founded in 2018 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Headquarters Location

1049 Terra Bella Ave

Mountain View, California, 94043,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Kodiak Robotics

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Kodiak Robotics Patents

Kodiak Robotics has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Advanced driver assistance systems
  • Automotive technologies
  • Autonomous cars
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Latest Kodiak Robotics News

Forward and Kodiak Robotics, First Companies to Operate Autonomous Trucking Service between Dallas-Atlanta

Mar 17, 2023

< 1 Minute Read Kodiak Robotics, a self-driving trucking company, announced a dedicated agreement with Forward Air Corporation, an asset-light provider of transportation services across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through this agreement, Kodiak and Forward are operating autonomous freight service 24 hours per day, six days per week (24/6) between Dallas and Atlanta, making three round trips weekly. Kodiak’s ability to operate consistent 24-hour service across the nearly 800 mile freight lane between Dallas and Atlanta is largely attributable to the reliability and ruggedness of Kodiak’s autonomous system and the unique flexibility and speed of its sparse mapping solution. This proprietary mapping approach speeds the process of introducing new autonomous lanes, and it enables Kodiak to issue real-time, fleet-wide mapping updates over-the-air. Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President and CEO of Forward said, “To serve our customers, we always need to be on the forefront of exploring emerging technologies. Kodiak has earned an outstanding reputation in safe autonomous trucking, and this collaboration allows us to explore potential benefits to our business. While we don’t see autonomous trucks replacing independent contractor capacity, this could potentially be a scalable solution for certain lanes in our network.” “We are proving out our business model by moving time-sensitive freight across thousands of miles and multiple hours of service through our collaboration with Forward,” said Don Burnette, Founder and CEO, Kodiak. “The tweener lane between Dallas and Atlanta is long and difficult to staff, so it perfectly illustrates how autonomous trucks can make the supply chain more efficient and resilient and supplement our customers’ human driven fleets. At the same time, we are showcasing the reliability and ruggedness of our autonomous system, which is able to operate for six days straight without needing rest or recalibration, a significant achievement.” TAGS

Kodiak Robotics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Kodiak Robotics founded?

    Kodiak Robotics was founded in 2018.

  • Where is Kodiak Robotics's headquarters?

    Kodiak Robotics's headquarters is located at 1049 Terra Bella Ave, Mountain View.

  • What is Kodiak Robotics's latest funding round?

    Kodiak Robotics's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Kodiak Robotics raise?

    Kodiak Robotics raised a total of $246.4M.

  • Who are the investors of Kodiak Robotics?

    Investors of Kodiak Robotics include U.S. Department of Defense, Horizon Technology Finance, Pilot, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CRV and 15 more.

  • Who are Kodiak Robotics's competitors?

    Competitors of Kodiak Robotics include Waabi, Gatik, Einride, iSee, Inceptio Technology and 13 more.

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