#121: Çetin Meriçli of Locomation AI

Building autonomous relays

During this episode, Santosh is joined by Çetin Meriçli, co-founder & CEO of Locomation AI. Locomation AI is a  company that makes autonomous trucking safe and profitable from the start. Santosh and Çetin discuss trucking OEMs, federal level safety frameworks, level five autonomy, and more.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • About Locomation AI (1:14)
  • The Çetin story (4:02)
  • Locomation’s competitive advantage (6:43)
  • The different way Locomation is selling (9:34)
  • Long haul trucking being split into relays (11:03)
  • The necessity of underlying trucking OEMs (13:12)
  • The ​​lack of a clear, federal level safety framework (15:58)
  • Transporting 2x as more in the same amount of time (17:53)
  • The arrival of level five autonomy (20:53)
  • Electrification as the energy system of the future (22:39)
  • Solving other supply chain issues (24:57)

Dynamo is a VC firm led by supply chain and mobility specialists that focus on seed stage, enterprise startups. Find out more at: https://www.dynamo.vc/.