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Driverless truck startup Plus to list in $3.3 billion deal

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Self-driving truck startup Plus agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V, becoming the...

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Plus hires former FMCSA official Wiley Deck

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Trucks

Plus, a company specializing in self-driving truck technology, has appointed former federal official Wiley Deck to serve as vice president...

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TuSimple and Liberty Mutual Insurance partner to study the safety benefits of autonomous trucks

Posted on May 5, 2021 in News, Trucks

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global self-driving technology company based in San Diego,...

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Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised...

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Automation is the future of trucking, but it’s not all about autonomous driving

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Perspective, Trucks

Automation is regarded as the next great horizon for trucking. Experts predict swelling pressures on the supply chain in recent years will...

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The race to build self-driving trucks has four horses and three jockeys

Posted on May 1, 2021 in Perspective, Trucks

Over the last five years, as it’s become clear that self-driving cars will take longer than expected to arrive on most American streets,...

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Driverless truck startup Plus plans Hennessy SPAC deal

Posted on Apr 30, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Self-driving truck startup Plus is in talks to merge with special purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital...

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Plus, Cummins partner on self-driving CNG trucks

Posted on Apr 28, 2021 in News, Trucks

Self-driving truck technology company Plus announced a new initiative with engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. to develop what Plus called...

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Velodyne Lidar signs multi-year sales agreement with Gatik

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

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Gatik, the industry leader in automating...

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How this company has beaten Tesla with the world’s first autonomous electric truck

Posted on Apr 21, 2021 in Perspective, Trucks

When asked which company was the first creating an autonomous electric freight truck, most people will be wrong. And when asked which...

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Uhnder and Yunshan deliver digital radar to accelerate smart port automation

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

AUSTIN, Texas, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Uhnder, Inc., the leader in digital imaging radar technologies for automotive and...

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Embark expands senior leadership team to commercialize self-driving trucks

Posted on Apr 19, 2021 in News, Trucks

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Embark Trucks, Inc., a leading developer of self-driving trucks, today announced a...

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Plus and NVIDIA deal gives indications of our autonomous truck future

Posted on Apr 16, 2021 in Perspective, Trucks

I’ve written before that autonomous vehicles will be one of the most powerful, most influential new technologies we see in our lifetimes....

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Autonomous-truck developer TuSimple plans driverless road test this year

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Self-driving company TuSimple Holdings Inc. plans to test its autonomous trucks without backup drivers on public roads in Arizona later...

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Aurora’s plan to catch Waymo in robot trucks, then taxis

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup...

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IVECO signs Memorandum of Understanding with plus to develop autonomous trucks

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in News, Trucks

IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. and a pioneer in the commercialization and manufacturing of vehicles powered by alternative fuels,...

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AB InBev, Werner Enterprises to test Embark driverless truck technology

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Embark, a start-up developing driverless truck technology, is partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Werner Enterprises and other major...

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What will self-driving trucks mean for truck drivers?

Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in Perspective, Trucks

“Last week, I put 73 hours in. You’re not getting home through the week,” Craig Hoodless says of his job behind the...

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Self-driving truck startup TuSimple targets over $8 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

(Reuters) -Self-driving truck startup TuSimple Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it was targeting a valuation of more than $8 billion in its...

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Didi to enter automobile manufacturing business: Report

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 in Cars, News, Trucks

A range of Chinese media outlets reported on Tuesday that Didi Chuxing is expected to start its own automobile manufacturing business. One...

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