GapGorilla - active aero

Improve fuel economy by up to 4%

About GapGorilla

FUEL SAVINGS

Reduces fuel consumption up to 4.0%

LIGHTWEIGHT

Less than 150 lbs.

NO DRIVER INTERACTION

Automatically deploys at highway speeds, and self-stows at turning speeds.

Day 1 Savings

Our innovative service model means you save money from day 1, similar to zero-down solar.

Independently Verified Fuel Savings

Computer Modeling

Initial validation of the reduction in drag and fuel savings was done using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and showed that the opportunity at the gap merited further consideration.

Wind tunnel

At the Automotive Research Center (ARC) facility, the only SmartWay certified wind tunnel, modeling suggested up to 4% fuel savings on sleeper cabs.

Track testing

On-track testing in Canada supervised by PIT Group demonstrated the device operating on a truck in a track setting

On-highway

Weighted fuel tank testing demonstrated real-world fuel savings on a customer truck< on the interstate. North American Council for Freight Efficiency was 3rd party witness of testing.

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News

2nd place, national CleantechUP (sponsored by US Dept of Energy)

XStream took home 2nd place nationally at the US Department of Energy's CleantechUP competition, and a $30,000 cash prize. The team bested 19 other winners of regional competitions from across the country in a tough battle.

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Featured in NASA blog

XStream's FLoW win merited a mention in NASA's climate blog due to its potential impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through improvements in truck aerodynamics.

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1st place, FLoW @ Caltech

XStream took first-place honors and a $50,000 prize for the GapGorilla. First Look West (FLoW) is a multifaceted program that Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute runs to help inventors of clean-energy technologies bridge the gap between laboratory and marketplace.

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TRUCKS NEED THE GAP TO TURN, BUT THEY NEED TO TURN LESS THAN 1% OF THE TIME: THE OTHER 99% OF THE TIME, THE GAP IS SIMPLY WASTING FUEL.

THE GAPGORILLA AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES THE GAP WHEN IT'S NOT NEEDED, IMPROVING YOUR FLEET'S BOTTOM LINE.

YOUR TRUCK BECOMES MORE LIKE A BULLET TRAIN ON THE HIGHWAY, WITHOUT ANY DRIVER ACTIONS, CHANGES TO THE TRAILER, OR COMPROMISES ON TURNING CIRCLES.

Daniel Burrows, CEO

Who we are

Daniel Burrows

CEO

Ayall Sagi

Dir. Manufacturing

Ed Pitt Ford

Senior Advisor

Dagan Trnka

Mechanical Engineer

Prof. Stefan Reichelstein

Senior Advisor

Dr. Greg Kress, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Roger LeMesurier

Mechanical Engineer

Hayden Hall

Mechanical Engineer (Intern)

Partners / Investors

   NACFE   

The North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has provided expert advice and has witnessed our on-highway tests.

TomKat Center

Grant funding through the TomKat Center as well as expert advice and networking has helped the company get farther before requiring private investor funding.

Radicand

Radicand is a hardware incubator that has provided reduced cost innovation space and expert engineering consulting.

Climate KIC

The EU's main climate initiative provided grant funding to XStream at an early stage.

Dorm Room Fund

Private investment through First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund has raised the company's profile in Silicon Valley, helped it attract talent and hone its VC pitch. This student-run early stage fund backs startups founded by student entrepreneurs.

US Dept of Energy

Grant funding provided by FLoW and the CleantechUP prize has provided the oxygen to fund early trials and research and development efforts.

million
metric tons of carbon emissions avoided with full US deployment
3 million
class 8 heavy tractors registered in the US
$ billion
industry spends on diesel annually
bp
reduction in US carbon emissions, same as all solar panels deployed as of December 31, 2014.

How to reach us

Feel free to get in touch with us by any of the means below, or use our contact form.


220 Pine St, Redwood City, CA 56789
info@xstreamtrucking.com
+1 (415) 857-0263

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