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An autonomous trucking startup stays the (very long) course

Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in Technology, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Nancy Sun, 37, is chief engineer at Ike, the autonomous-trucking startup named for President Eisenhower and his...

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Season two of HDT Talks Trucking podcast now available

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Season two of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast is now available, covering topics such as California’s AB5 law restricting the use of...

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Special report: How is the commercial vehicle industry preparing for autonomous driving?

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Automotive World’s special report on the automation of commercial vehicles explores the opportunities and challenges of introducing...

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Seegrid raises $25 million for autonomous industrial vehicles

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

Seegrid, a company that builds autonomous industrial vehicles for transporting materials, has raised $25 million in a round of equity...

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TuSimple partners with supplier ZF to mass produce self-driving truck tech

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Self-driving truck startupTuSimple is partnering with automotive supplier ZF to develop and produce autonomous vehicle technology, such as...

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Starsky Robotics failed. Does that mean automated trucking is dead?

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

I met Stefan Seltz-Axmacher for the first time in November 2015 at the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit. Not long after, we met at the...

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Rivian shuts down all facilities over COVID-19 pandemic concerns

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Trucks

Rivian, the buzzy electric vehicle startup that is backed by Amazon and Ford, is shutting down all of its facilities due to the spread of...

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Will truck convoying be the first viable commercial application for AV technology?

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

Industry Background: Trucking has long been seen as a potentially interesting application for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology. ...

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Phantom Auto readies autonomous vehicles for delivery center work

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Sometimes, an autonomous truck isn’t really autonomous. Like the yard trucks that Phantom Auto is going to put into use with its...

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Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining plan to optimize MTU engines for autonomous operations

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI’s Mobius command and control software for autonomous...

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Supporting autonomous vehicles with smart roads

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, Perspective, Trucks

With the race toward autonomous vehicles at full speed, the automotive industry is awaiting one of the biggest transformations it has ever...

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Autonomous tech company Locomation signs deal with Wilson Logistics

Posted on Mar 9, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous-trucking technology provider Locomation and Wilson Logistics, a Springfield, Mo.-based trucking and transportation logistics...

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Starsky Robotics exits autonomous truck space

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in News, Trucks

Starsky Robotics became the first self-driving truck startup to cease operations after raising an estimated $17 million in venture capital...

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The surprising benefits of self-driving trucks

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

The fact that self-driving trucks did not initially capture the public imagination is perhaps not entirely shocking. After all, most...

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Einride hires the first ‘remote autonomous truck operator’ in the industry and the company is looking to hire more

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in News, Trucks

While advances in technology and automation are replacing jobs once performed by humans, progress also creates new opportunities, offering...

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AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

Posted on Feb 22, 2020 in News, Trucks

The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial...

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Outrider raises $53 million to develop autonomous truck technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

Driverless vehicle technology has the potential to transform industries — and indeed, it already has. Stockholm, Sweden-based Einride has...

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Daimler Trucks, Torc Robotics expand autonomous testing

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics, partners in Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group, will soon expand testing of automated truck...

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Israeli company to provide laser sensor systems for Chinese self-driving trucks

Posted on Feb 13, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

JERUSALEM, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — Israeli vehicle laser sensor maker Innoviz Technologies said on Wednesday that it will provide sensors...

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TuSimple expands UPS autonomous routes

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in News, Trucks

TuSimple, a global autonomous-driving technology company, has expanded autonomous truck service for current customer UPS to 20 trips per...

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