Safety

Ike is committed to developing automation safely and responsibly

We take this commitment seriously and expect to be held to a very high standard. Here we provide an overview of Ike’s approach to safety, including regularly updated information about our fleet of vehicles, geography of operations, compliance record, and safety statistics. 

Our goal is to be a best in class fleet across all performance metrics as we develop our automation technology. We seek to minimize risk at all stages of development, and will continue to share more details on our approach in the future to help set a safety standard for the entire automated trucking industry.

Questions about our operations can be shared at: safety@ikerobotics.com

Key safety principles

Ike’s approach to safety relies on engineering rigor and traceability through all stages of development, from early design to road deployment. Toward this end, we focus on these key safety components:

SAFETY IN SYSTEM DESIGN

We take a requirements-driven development approach, which means that before developing a new feature or capability, we first define the requirements that the feature must meet, and how it must be supported by various components within the system.

SAFETY IN HARDWARE

To ensure that our hardware meets our strict correctness and availability requirements, we use automotive-qualified hardware to interface to the vehicle platform and execute actuation commands.

SAFETY IN VALIDATION

Before our automation software is deployed for use on public roads, the system’s autonomy features are tested against a battery of test cases, collected through driving operations, on closed tracks, or from simulation.

SAFETY IN OPERATIONS

We maintain the highest possible standard for safety in our on-road operations, including employing experienced truck drivers with exceptional safety records, extensive technical training, and “right seat” teammates to monitor and diagnose the system. We also use rigorous hardware and software release processes designed to minimize the potential for human error.

SAFETY IN ENGAGEMENT

We believe transparency is key to accountability, learning, and growth. We engage proactively and inform regulators and law enforcement everywhere we operate to solicit feedback and address any concerns. 

SAFETY IN FOOTPRINT

Finally, a key aspect of our approach to safety is to minimize our operational footprint during development. Rather than a “try it and see if it works” approach, we rely heavily on offline testing technologies to allow autonomy developers to get rapid feedback while minimizing public road testing. 

Building a safe product

Our Safety Report provides a deep dive into the Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment elements recommended by NHTSA. This is part of our systems engineering-based approach to developing automation technology.

Our Fleet

Vehicle ID VIN Plate
TRUCK001 1XPBDP9X5JD451116 XP40406
TRUCK002 1XPBDP9XXHD388816 XP40407
TRUCK003 1XPBD49X4LD709157 XP60655
TRUCK004 1XPBD49X6LD709158 XP60656
MAP001 JTDKN3DP2F3074529 8EXG235
Vehicle ID VIN Plate
TRUCK001 1XPBDP9X5JD451116 XP40406
TRUCK002 1XPBDP9XXHD388816 XP40407
TRUCK003 1XPBD49X4LD709157 XP60655
TRUCK004 1XPBD49X6LD709158 XP60656
MAP001 JTDKN3DP2F3074529 8EXG235

Our Fleet

Ike operates a fleet of prototype vehicles from our facility in San Francisco, including Class 8 tractors outfitted with our technology, as well as a Toyota Prius used for mapping and data collection. The purpose of this fleet is to support development of a commercial automated trucking product. We keep this list up to date as our fleet changes over time.

Our Operations

Our fleet operates on interstate highways in a number of geographic areas, including Northern California, the Central Valley, the Los Angeles Basin, and in Arizona. Our mapping vehicles occasionally operate in other geographies to map new routes. We keep this map up to date as our geography of operations changes over time.

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DOT Compliance

Ike Robotics Inc

dba Ike

San Francisco, CA
US DOT #3183581
# of vehicles: 4
# of drivers: 4
All data as of September 2019. Source

Out of Service Rates

Type
Vehicle
Driver
Hazmat
OOS%
0.0%
0.0%
-
National Avg %
20.7%
5.5%

Motor Carrier Authority

Type
Common
Contract
Broker
Status
Active
No
No
Application Pending
No
No
No

Inspections

US Inspection results for 24 months

Type
Vehicle
Driver
Hazmat
IEP
Inspections
1
1
0
0
Out of Service
0
0
0
0

Licensing

Type
Property
Passenger
Household Goods
Broker
Yes/No
Yes
No
No
No
MC#
MC-120366

Insurance

Type
BIPD
Cargo
Bond
Required
$750,000
No
No
On File
$1,000,000
No
No

Crashes

Crashes reported to FMCSA by states for 24 months

Type
Fatal
Injury
Tow
Total
Count
0
0
0
0

DOT Compliance

Ike Robotics, Inc.

dba Ike

San Francisco, CA
US DOT #3183581
# of vehicles: 4
# of drivers: 4
All data as of September 2019.
Source: FMCSA

Out of Service Rates

Type
Vehicle
Driver
Hazmat
OOS%
0.0%
0.0%
-
National Avg %
20.7%
5.5%

Motor Carrier Authority

Type
Common
Contract
Broker
Status
Active
No
No
Application Pending
No
No
No

Inspections

US Inspection results for 24 months

Type
Vehicle
Driver
Hazmat
IEP
Inspections
1
1
0
0
Out of Service
0
0
0
0

Licensing

Type
Property
Passenger
Household Goods
Broker
Yes/No
Yes
No
No
No
MC#
MC-1013459

Insurance

Type
BIPD
Cargo
Bond
Required
$750,000
No
No
On File
$1,000,000
No
No

Crashes

Crashes reported to FMCSA by states for 24 months

Type
Fatal
Injury
Tow
Total
Count
0
0
0
0