Pony.ai announced an agreement with Bosch to explore the future of automotive maintenance and repair for autonomous fleets.
Pony.ai and Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division in North America plan to develop and pilot innovative fleet maintenance solutions to enable the efficient and scalable operation of future commercial autonomous fleets. Pony.ai says it began operating a maintenance program with Bosch in the San Francisco Bay Area in early July.
Pony.ai is following the footsteps of rival Waymo, which has maintenance contracts with Avis and AutoNation. Meanwhile, autonomous truck startup TuSimple recently announced it would partner with Penske’s truck leasing division for preventative inspections.