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Embark to develop autonomous truck tech to navigate snow

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Embark Trucks has a plan to develop and deploy technology that would allow trucks equipped with Embark’s autonomous technology to navigate...

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Aurora, TuSimple have high expectations for 2022

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 in Technology, Trucks

Executives from self-driving technology companies Aurora and TuSimple during separate online events hosted by Morgan Stanley outlined...

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Plus keeps on trucking with IVECO autonomous pilot partnership

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

As a tech analyst, one of the particularly exciting topics I get to cover is the march towards fully autonomous vehicles. I’ve long...

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Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe? Developers say yes

Posted on Jan 9, 2022 in Perspective, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Shipping companies and software developers are experimenting with self-driving trucks as a way to solve a driver...

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ATA presses USDOT for AV industry guidance

Posted on Jan 5, 2022 in News, Trucks

Facilitating the deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies in trucking is among the policies American Trucking Associations called on...

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Self-driving truck company TuSimple to use Nvidia chips for autonomous computing

Posted on Jan 4, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Jan 4 (Reuters) – TuSimple Holdings Inc (TSP.O) on Tuesday said it has partnered with Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) to use the...

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Freetech reaches agreement with AllRide.ai to develop highly autonomous heavy-duty trucks

Posted on Dec 30, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

AllRide.ai announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Freetech on Tuesday. According to the arrangement, both parties will leverage...

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TuSimple completes its first driverless autonomous truck run on public roads

Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in News, Trucks

Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple has completed its first autonomous truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle,...

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China tests first automotive grade driverless delivery vehicle equipped with Huawei MDC

Posted on Dec 27, 2021 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

A driverless delivery vehicle named “Pioneer” developed by Juzhen Data Tech has started alpha testing for application scenarios at the...

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Chinese autonomous driving startup raises US$157 million from Hillhouse, Meituan

Posted on Dec 22, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

SHANGHAI : Haomo.AI, a Chinese autonomous driving startup controlled by Great Wall Motor’s Chairman Wei Jianjun, has raised nearly 1...

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ByteDance leads A round investments of Chinese autonomous driving startup Senior.auto

Posted on Dec 21, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Beijing (Gasgoo)- China’s autonomous driving startup Senior.auto announced today that it had landed hundreds of million RMB in its...

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Plus and IVECO announce autonomous driving test in Europe and China

Posted on Dec 21, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Self-driving truck company, Plus and IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial, announced that they will jointly conduct...

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Autonomous trucks beat cars for safety and cybersecurity

Posted on Dec 20, 2021 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

For the AV industry, the drive to bring autonomous vehicles to the real world has been a long journey marked by myriad twists and turns....

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Waymo – designed to deliver: bringing the benefits of our 5th generation hardware to trucking

Posted on Dec 20, 2021 in Technology, Trucks

At Waymo, we’re developing one core autonomous driving platform—the Waymo Driver—consisting of hardware and software, which builds the...

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TuSimple locks in self-driving trucks deal with DHL

Posted on Dec 16, 2021 in News, Trucks

Self-driving trucks developer TuSimple has reached a deal to integrate its autonomous vehicle technology into DHL Supply Chain’s...

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Aurora self-driving trucks are using Uber Freight to haul goods for customers

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 in News, Trucks

Aurora’s self-driving trucks are hauling goods for Uber Freight customers in Texas as part of a multiphase commercial pilot that aims to...

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Transportation trends for 2022 and beyond: can autonomy safely address the driver shortage?

Posted on Dec 13, 2021 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

When does a technology really grow? When it is attached to a need. When it comes to the movement of freight, one megatrend driving the...

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Trucks catch up in the self-driving vehicle race

Posted on Dec 9, 2021 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

OXFORD, England, Dec 9 (Reuters) – We’d all be whizzing round in robotaxis by now if Elon Musk had been right. Instead, fully...

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Commercial vehicle HMI must build trust with drivers

Posted on Dec 6, 2021 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Countless headlines have touted the near-term promise of autonomous trucks in recent years: “Fully autonomous fleets are just around the...

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Daimler Truck sets industry benchmark with redundant scalable truck platform for autonomous driving

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Technology, Trucks

Daimler Truck is developing a scalable autonomous truck platform that is perfectly suited for SAE Level 4 autonomous driving, including...

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