"The next decade will also see robotics and automation becoming more commonplace as the safety and security of these systems becomes more robust"

Manufacturing

Pratt Miller: Where Digital Meets Physical

Pratt Miller’s legacy is innovation: As Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence sweep the globe, the company sits at the meeting point between two worlds.

March 25, 2022

Pratt Miller Engineering

John C. Pfeifer
CEO - Oshkosh Corporation

Pratt Miller Engineering

Pratt Miller: Where Digital Meets Physical

Pratt Miller’s legacy is innovation: As Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence sweep the globe, the company sits at the meeting point between two worlds.

September 1, 2020

Pratt Miller Engineering

John C. Pfeifer
CEO - Oshkosh Corporation

With digital transformation shifting many operations into a virtual space, we must acknowledge and respect the fact that we, as humans, still live and breathe in the physical world.  A large part of business requires physically moving goods, people, and services from one to place to another.  With transportation and logistics making a significant contribution to greenhouse emissions, the traditional approach of sitting a human operator above an internal combustion engine is due for change.  

Pratt Miller is a ground-breaking engineering and product development company. With roots in motorsports, the company has a reputation for finding innovative solutions to challenges, coupled with outstanding engineering and design with a fast turnaround and top performance.

The latest trend to disrupt the industry is transport as a service, a trend which Pratt Miller is swiftly adapting to and taking leadership of. Traditionally, Pratt Miller has worked alongside the world’s leading automotive, commercial truck, powersports and new mobility original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With its existing portfolio and sense of mission, Pratt Miller is the preferred Research and Innovation partner and niche-production supplier to the most innovative mobility companies in the world.

The future is being built today and, for Pratt Miller, this means a massive growth in robotics and automated solutions in niche applications, such as online grocery ordering and delivery, or undertaking tasks in an environment that would be hazardous for humans. Autonomous vehicles on the public road may be what is grabbing the headlines and raising questions about public safety, but in the controlled environment of a warehouse or stockroom, the technology is an established part of the most efficient inventory-handling operations.

As experts in technology integration of mobility vehicles, Pratt Miller is forging ahead with automated driving technology, systems, and vehicles, ensuring higher fuel efficiency and increased personalization, meaning that solutions can be found that fit exactly with a client’s needs.

Human behaviour is changing, with more customers working from home, a greater demand for speedy product ordering and delivery, and an appreciation of how businesses are impacting the environment. This is driving trends, including the growth in vehicles using clean energy propulsion systems, with forecasts predicting that 80 percent of all new development of vehicles will be so powered by 2025.

The next decade will also see robotics and automation becoming more commonplace as the safety and security of these systems becomes more robust; in the face of such changes, the consumer landscape itself will similarly transform as different industries discover the benefits of adopting the Internet of Things and begin to embrace a digital transformation.

For many, transport solutions are the meeting space for the digital and physical world. Pratt Miller is already ahead of the game as a key player in the mobility industry, and is investing time and money in the groundwork that will lead to further developments that will have a positive impact on both the experience of the customer and the fate of the environment.

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