Clearpath partners with Sygnal to bring drive-by-wire control system to global autonomous vehicle research and development community

WATERLOO – December 1, 2021 – Clearpath Robotics, a manufacturer of mobile robotic platforms for research and development, and Sygnal Technologies Inc, experts in drive-by-wire (DBW) control systems, have announced a partnership to bring the Sygnal drive-by-wire conversion kit to the global autonomous vehicle developer community. Under the partnership agreement, Clearpath is authorized to sell and support the Sygnal DBW system world-wide via its component store.

The Sygnal DBW system is a drive-by-wire control system that allows for seamless electronic control over a vehicle’s accelerator, brake and steering, to enable testing for autonomous vehicle applications and technologies. Designed for quick and easy integration, the Sygnal DBW system comes with comprehensive documentation and can be installed in less than 30 minutes in compatible vehicles. Its economical price point makes it ideal for developers looking to build fleets of autonomous vehicles.

“We are excited to partner with Sygnal to offer their drive-by-wire system to researchers and developers.” said Bryan Webb, President of Clearpath Robotics. “We believe that the world has just gotten started with autonomous passenger vehicles. We see a bright future for the technology as developers further embrace the opportunities that driverless vehicles can offer. Our products, partnerships, services and track record uniquely position us to provide leading driverless car technology to the research and development community.”

“Clearpath is one of the most respected robotics companies on the planet, so when we started discussing a partnership we knew it would be a great fit,” said Syngal CEO Josh Hartung. “Between our expertise in robust by-wire control systems and their expansive expertise in automated systems, I think this offering is going to be very hard to ignore for R&D groups worldwide.”

Sygnal DBW system is currently compatible with the Kia Niro and Kia Soul electric vehicles. More vehicle options will be introduced in the near future.

For more information about Sygnal DBW, visit the Clearpath Component Store.

About Clearpath Robotics

Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software, and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at

About Sygnal Technologies Inc.

Sygnal Technologies is a developer of drive-by-wire systems for on and off-road vehicles. Sygnal’s proprietary control technologies allow companies to take control of nearly any vehicle, enabling fast deployment and reliable operation of autonomous vehicles in applications across road vehicles, agriculture, construction, mining, and beyond. Learn more at

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Christopher Bogdon
Marketing Manager, Clearpath Robotics
(519) 513-2416, x707

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