SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2022
EMBARK TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
321 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||EMBK||The Nasdaq Global Market|
|Warrants to purchase 1/20th share of Class A common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||EMBKW||The Nasdaq Global Market|
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Embark Technology, Inc. (the “Company”) prepared an Investor Presentation for use at the MOVE America conference on September 27, 2022. A copy of the Investor Presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.
Exhibit 99.1 is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The presentation that is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as well as within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are all statements the Company makes other than those dealing specifically with historical matters. Please refer to the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 21, 2022, Form S-1 filed on June 1, 2022, and other documents filed with the SEC from time to time for additional factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations. The forward-looking statements included in the presentation are valid only as of the date of the presentation except where otherwise noted. Embark undertakes no obligation to update these statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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|Date: September 27, 2022||By:||/s/ Richard Hawwa|
| ||Name:||Richard Hawwa|
| ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Raising the bar for road safety: Enhanced inspections for autonomous trucks Alex Rodrigues Co-Founder & CEO September 27th, 2022
2 DISCLAIMER This presentation (the "presentation") is being delivered to you by Embark Technology, Inc. ("Embark"). This presentation and any oral statements made in connection with this presentation shall neither constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. No Representations and Warranties This presentation is for informational purposes only and does not purport to contain all of the information that may be required to evaluate a possible investment decision with respect to Embark. The recipient agrees and acknowledges that this presentation is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision by the recipient and does not constitute financial investment, tax or legal advice. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be given by Embark or any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees or advisers or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information (including as to the accuracy, completeness or reasonableness of statements, estimates, targets, projections, assumptions or judgments) in this presentation or in any other written, oral or other communications transmitted or otherwise made available to any party in the course of its evaluation of a possible transaction and no responsibility or liability whatsoever is accepted for the accuracy or sufficiency thereof or for any errors, omissions or misstatements, negligent or otherwise, relating thereto. The recipient also acknowledges and agrees that the information contained in this presentation is preliminary in nature and is subject to change, and any such changes may be material. Embark disclaims any duty to update the information contained in this presentation. Forward-Looking Statements This presentation contains forward-looking statements under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are all statements the Company makes other than those dealing specifically with historical matters. Please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 21, 2022, Form S-1 filed on June 1, 2022, and other documents filed with the SEC from time to time for additional factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations. The forward-looking statements included in this presentation are valid only as of today’s date except where otherwise noted. Embark undertakes no obligation to update these statements. Industry, Market Data and Partnerships In this presentation, Embark relies on and refers to certain information and statistics regarding the markets and industries in which Embark competes. Such information and statistics are based on management’s estimates and/or obtained from third-party sources, including reports by market research firms and company filings. While Embark believes such third-party information is reliable, there can be no assurance as to the accuracy or completeness of the indicated information. Embark has not independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the third-party sources. This presentation contains descriptions of certain key business partnerships with Embark. These descriptions are based on the Embark management team’s discussion with such counterparties, certain non-binding written agreements and the latest available information and estimates as of the date of this presentation. These descriptions are subject to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements with certain of such counterparties which have not been completed as of the date of this presentation, unless specified otherwise. Trademarks This presentation may contain trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights of other companies, which are the property of their respective owners, and Embark’s use thereof does not imply an affiliation with, or endorsement by, the owners of such trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights. Solely for convenience, some of the trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights referred to in this presentation may be listed without the TM, © or ® symbols, but Embark and its affiliates will assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, the rights of the applicable owners, if any, to these trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics This presentation includes certain non-GAAP financial measures (including on a forward-looking basis) such as Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow Spend. Embark defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, adjusted for interest income/expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, change in fair value of warrant liabilities and other one-time items. Embark defines Free Cash Flow as net cash used in operating activities, adjusted for capital expenditures including truck deposits, net of returns. These non-GAAP measures are an addition, and not a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, net cash used in operating activities or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP counterparts are included in the Appendix to this presentation. Embark believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results (including on a forward-looking basis) provide useful supplemental information to investors about Embark. Embark’s management uses forward looking non-GAAP measures to evaluate Embark’s projected financial and operating performance. However, there are a number of limitations related to the use of these non-GAAP measures and their nearest GAAP equivalents. For example, other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently, or may use other measures to calculate their financial performance, and therefore Embark’s non-GAAP measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY
Mission To bring the first commercially-viable driverless truck to public roads. Vision To build a world where consumers pay less for the things they need, drivers stay closer to the homes they cherish, and roads are safer for the people we love. CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY 3
$700B US trucking freight market is an expanding opportunity 📦 Trucks haul nearly 70% of the nation's freight by weight1 By 2030, truck driver shortage is expected to reach 160K2 ⛑ Annually, ~500K truck related crashes happen in the US3 4CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY (1) American Trucking Associations; (2) U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast: 2020 to 2031; (3) NHTSA
5 Embark is an AV SaaS company focused on safe trucking CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY To date, 1M+ miles driven without a DOT reportable incident Trucks self-drive between highway-adjacent transfer points Carriers buy trucks fitted with AV hardware from truck OEMs🚚 🛣 💯 Complementary partnerships enable Embark to be asset-light🤝 Carriers pay a per-mile fee for Embark self-driving software
6 Several challenges need to be addressed for safe AV deployment Bought First Truck Lane Keeping Lane Changes Cut-Ins Merges Vehicle on Shoulder Night Driving Surface Streets Stop & Go Remote Monitoring Inclement Weather Construction Embark’s Past Technology Milestones and Accomplishments 2016 202120182017 20202019 2022 2023 2022 and Beyond CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Complete ● Emergency Vehicle Interactions ● Evasive & Emergency Maneuvers ● Inspections ● Blown Tires & Other Mechanical Failures ● Pull Over to Safety
7 Several challenges need to be addressed for safe AV deployment Bought First Truck Lane Keeping Lane Changes Cut-Ins Merges Vehicle on Shoulder Night Driving Surface Streets Stop & Go Remote Monitoring Inclement Weather Construction Embark’s Past Technology Milestones and Accomplishments 2016 202120182017 20202019 2022 2023 2022 and Beyond CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Complete ● Emergency Vehicle Interactions ● Evasive & Emergency Maneuvers ● Inspections ● Blown Tires & Other Mechanical Failures ● Pull Over to Safety Today’s Focus: Inspections
8CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY What does truck safety look like today? Data from 2022 CVSA Roadcheck 3-day Enforcement Blitz1 (May 17-19, 2022, United States) 23.8% Trucks had out-of-service (OOS) safety violations 6.2% Drivers had OOS violations, such as driving over HoS2 limits 36.9% Trucks with OOS violations found to have unsafe brakes When inspections are stepped up during an "enforcement blitz," law enforcement consistently find one-fifth to one-quarter of trucks are unsafe to operate on the road (1) CVSA 2022 International Roadcheck Results (2) HoS = Hours of Service
🛣 Weigh stations pose a navigational challenge for AV trucks given complex facility designs are not captured by existing maps Roadside inspections at weigh stations require driver involvement in the procedure, which an AV truck could not easily execute 9CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Traditional inspection process posed a barrier for AV trucks 🛑 Traditional CMV1 enforcement system requires all trucks to be able to stop at weigh stations & engage with law enforcement, if not granted bypass (1) CMV = Commercial Motor Vehicle
🛣 Weigh stations pose a navigational challenge for AV trucks given complex facility designs are not captured by existing maps Roadside inspections at weigh stations require driver involvement in the procedure, which an AV truck could not easily execute 10CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Traditional inspection process posed a barrier for AV trucks Solution: Conduct rigorous AV truck inspections BEFORE every trip, making roadside stops unnecessary 🛑 Traditional CMV1 enforcement system requires all trucks to be able to stop at weigh stations & engage with law enforcement, if not granted bypass (1) CMV = Commercial Motor Vehicle
Embark and the AV trucking industry collaborated with CVSA to develop an enhanced CMV inspection standard & training course 11 Enhanced commercial motor vehicle inspection standard and checklist Training course for motor carrier technicians to get certified for inspections FMCSA, AV developers, motor carriers, and law enforcement worked together over the course of several years to develop the new inspection standard, test its feasibility, and gather consensus CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY
12 CVSA adopted its new enhanced CMV inspection standard for AVs last week; Embark is now piloting the standard in Texas E n h an ce d Tr ad it io n al CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Highway Transfer Point A Highway Transfer Point B Truck Weigh Station Enhanced inspection at least 1x per 24 hrs Inspected by CVSA-certified technicians Results auto reported to state highway patrols to approve weigh station bypass Pre-trip inspection by certified mechanic is not mandatory Level 1 inspection at discretion of station Less frequent than Enhanced inspections Pre-inspected trucks granted bypass Mid-trip inspection delays can cause late deliveries Safe & on-time delivery
13 Enhanced pre-trip inspections raise the bar for truck safety Traditional Roadside Inspections Enhanced CMV Inspection Standard for AVs Percentage of trucks inspected Small percentage of trucks Over 20% of CMVs inspected had safety violations during a 3-day CVSA roadcheck1 100% of AV trucks Ensures any safety critical risks are detected and mitigated before trucks hit the road Frequency of inspections Occasional Level 1 inspection of truck and driver; at discretion of weigh station personnel Daily Enhanced pre-trip inspection of truck; mandatory at least once every 24 hours Stop at weigh stations required? Yes Unless granted bypass by law enforcement No Pre-inspected trucks will be granted 100% bypass CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Note: Law enforcement may still pull over AVs on-road when safety issues are detected. (1) CVSA 2022 International Roadcheck Results
Ryder technicians operate transfer points and perform inspections on AV trucks 14CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Partnerships with leading operators enable to stay focused on developing AV software to handle inspections Technicians record truck inspection data into Fleetio app inspection system Drivewyze transmits certified Fleetio inspection data to law enforcement at weigh stations
15CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY Embark is uniquely leading the way in autonomous trucking Emergency Vehicle Interaction Demo Partnering with Texas DPS and Travis County Sheriff’s Office Vision Map Fusion Snow Testing In 90% of snowy runs, VMF is within shipper delivery windows Perfect On-Road Safety Record Zero reportable DOT and NHTSA crashes
16CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY What’s next? Deliver Truck Transfer Program to Knight-Swift by end of 2022 Continue Partner Development Program expansion with leading carriers and shippers Deliver on technical milestones in our capability roadmap Continue expansion of Embark Coverage Map transfer point network 01 02 03 04