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TuSimplelaunches the world’s first autonomous freight delivery service

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in News, Trucks

While the auto industry remains focused on developing self-driving cars, a handful of promising startups are developing self-driving...

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Waymo targets southwest freight corridor for autonomous truck tests

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in News, Trucks

As it moves forward with autonomous truck development, Waymo plans to focus its 2020 testing efforts on the southwest shipping corridor...

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TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

TuSimple,the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the...

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Starsky Robotics founder discusses future of autonomous trucking

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Automated technology developers are shooting for the moon when they could instead be implementing ground-level initiatives in trucking...

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Nikola sets truck production schedule, envisions autonomous model

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 in News, Trucks

Zero-emission truck maker Nikola Corp., which recently jumped to a publicly traded company from its startup perch, has begun building...

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Ohio gets $4.4M for autonomous trucking corridor

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 in Finance, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Ohio has received a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build an autonomous trucking corridor along a freeway...

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“Disciplined innovation:” Kodiak Robotics releases safety self-assessment

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 in News, Trucks

Automated truck developer Kodiak Robotics submitted a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA) report to USDOT’s National Highway Traffic...

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Will first autonomous vehicles deliver packages, not people?

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

While most autonomous-vehicle startups have focused on ride-sharing applications, analyst Colin Langan argues the self-driving delivery...

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Simpler is safer: Occam’s safety razor

Posted on Jun 9, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

When it comes to autonomous safety, simpler is almost always better. That might seem strange.  The consequences of an autonomous car...

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DGWorld to boost Jebel Ali Port with autonomous vehicles

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

DP World will equip the Jebel Ali Port with a fleet of Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs) as part of a contract with DGWorld....

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What happens when cars can ‘see’?

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Dairy giant Land O’Lakes recently made history. It hired a Silicon Valley startup to deliver 20 tons of butter across America by truck....

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Einride launches freight mobility platform for planning and emissions insights

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Einride, a Swedish startup building driverless electric trucks, has launched a new “intelligent” freight mobility platform for shippers...

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Self-driving cars are being trained in virtual worlds while the real one is in chaos

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Brandon Moak felt as if a freight train had hit him. It was mid-March, and the cofounder and CTO of the autonomous- trucking startup...

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Autonomous vehicles: Who needs ’em?

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

To develop autonomous vehicles (AVs) capable of handling almost every corner case is cruelly hard. Equally tough and yet less often...

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Foresight joins leading global industry consortium for development of autonomous heavy-duty vehicles

Posted on May 15, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

  NESS ZIONA, Israel–(Business Wire)–Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive...

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How can truck makers control the connected truck experience?

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Truck connectivity is an ongoing trend in the industry with a value potential that goes far beyond traditional telematics. The space is...

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Cutting through the self-driving hype

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Trucks

As recently as March 2020, AI analyst Emerj pointed out that despite the bullish public pronouncements of the auto industry CEOs it is...

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Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan

Posted on May 6, 2020 in News, Trucks

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the ‘middle mile’ of logistics, has added box trucks to its fleet as Walmart  and other...

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U.S. states are allowing automated follower truck platooning while the Swedes may lead in Europe

Posted on May 2, 2020 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

During the last year, the level of activity and funding in truck automation in general has surged while the rest of the Automated Driving...

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TuSimplefills senior-level posts with executives from UPS, Walmart

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in News, Trucks

Autonomous trucking technology developer TuSimple has tapped industry veterans from UPS Inc. and Walmart to fill senior positions....

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