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First look at telematics study reveals significant safety advantages of TuSimple’s autonomous driving technology

Posted on Sep 23, 2021 in News, Trucks

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global self-driving technology company, today released the...

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Plus’s Level 4 autonomous trucking technology speeds transition to sustainable commercial transport

Posted on Sep 22, 2021 in Trucks

Shawn Kerrigan, the COO and co-founder of autonomous truck developer Plus, will not mince words when talking about the environmental...

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FedEx to test Aurora’s self-driving trucks on Dallas-to-Houston route

Posted on Sep 22, 2021 in News, Trucks

FedEx has started to use self-driving trucks to haul goods between Dallas and Houston as part of a pilot program with autonomous vehicle...

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Embark testing Cummins’ ADS powertrain control

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

Embark Trucks Inc., a leading developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, has announced a collaboration with Cummins to...

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Ryder to build logistics network with autonomous trucking company Embark

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in News, Trucks

Supply chain and fleet management solutions company Ryder is partnering with yet another autonomous trucking company. On Thursday, Ryder...

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China’s Baidu unveils autonomous driving ‘robot truck’ Xingtu

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in News, Trucks

Baidu’s open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo has spawned Xingtu, an electric “robot truck”, as mainland China’s artificial...

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China’s autonomous driving solution provider Hong Jing Drive debuts L3 autonomous heavy truck

Posted on Sep 16, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Beijing (Gasgoo)- China’s full-stack autonomous driving solution provider, Hong Jing Drive, officially debuted its digitalized intelligent...

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Embark, HP combine electric drayage with driverless operations

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 in News, Trucks

Technology provider HP and autonomous-technology company Embark Trucks are teaming up to combine electric and autonomous trucks to create...

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Aurora provides first look at autonomous Volvo VNL long-haul truck, powered by the Aurora driver

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Aurora provided a first look at the Aurora-powered Volvo VNL—Volvo’s flagship long-haul truck, integrated with the Aurora Driver’s sensor...

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Introducing The Steering: Autonomous car shipping turned into reality

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 in Technology, Trucks

MIAMI, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — When people think of the future of transportation, the thing that comes to mind is the stuff of...

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How Aurora and Volvo’s self-driving truck partnership actually works (Episode 114)

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Sterling Anderson and Nils Jaeger — co-founder of Aurora and president of Volvo Autonomous Solutions,  respectively — delve...

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Self-driving tech company Aurora names Pittsburgh as official corporate headquarters

Posted on Sep 9, 2021 in News, Trucks

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced Thursday that Pittsburgh will be its official corporate headquarters. The company has had...

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Trucking company Plus adds intriguing sensor to self-driving system

Posted on Sep 9, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

The assortment of sensors automated vehicles should use to perceive their surroundings and detect obstacles is anything but settled upon....

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Self-driving truck shipments to boom in next 5 years

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Trucks

More than 139,000 automated commercial vehicles are expected to be on the road by 2026, according to new data from ABI Research. These...

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Trucking insurance in the age of automation: Startup Koop Technologies raises $2.5 million seed round

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

There’s a new player entering the automated trucking scene, addressing a gap in the complex world of vehicle insurance. Koop Technologies,...

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Gatik expands autonomous box truck operations to Texas with $85 million in new funds

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

In the two years since Gatik AI came out of stealth, the autonomous vehicle startup has launched pilots with Walmart and Canadian retail...

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Aurora debuts new autonomous trucking hardware

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous driving technology developer Aurora is launching a new, more powerful hardware kit it plans to use for self-driving trucks and...

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Gatik joins the driverless self-driving car club

Posted on Aug 28, 2021 in News, Perspective, Trucks

On the “we-were-told-there-would-be-jetpacks” spectrum of protracted transportation breakthroughs, self-driving vehicles are slowly...

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Autonomous trucking startup Locomation & ZF to jointly develop electric steering systems that support automated highway driving

Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in News, Trucks

Pittsburgh-based autonomous trucking startup Locomation announced a new partnership with German automotive component supplier ZF...

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Goodyear, Plus Collaborate on Autonomous Truck Tech

Posted on Aug 23, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Goodyear will work with autonomous-truck technology developer Plus (formerly on how connected tires can help improve the...

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