Palo Alto self-driving tech startup Gatik partners with Isuzu on delivery trucks

Gatik Inc., which makes self-driving delivery trucks for Walmart Inc. and others, announced a partnership with Isuzu North America Corp on Tuesday.

The Palo Alto company said it will develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty internal combustion trucks with the Japanese vehicle maker.

Gatik’s focus is on the “middle mile” that goods travel between warehouses to stores. It provides the software and hardware needed for trucks to handle that without drivers.