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Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Waymo is exploring deploying its self-driving technology in the trucking industry, CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday, as it works with...

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Should government promote autonomous trucks?

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous trucks are coming. But they will get here faster if states and the federal government invest in infrastructure to promote their...

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Daimler, Torc begin testing self-driving trucks in Virginia

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary Torc Robotics,...

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Cities are trying—again—to plan for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line,...

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Plus.ai, FAW Jiefang form JV to develop self-driving trucks for China; first production-class L2 semi-autonomous truck

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Silicon Valley-based Plus.ai has formed a joint venture with FAW Jiefang, China’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, to develop...

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UPS has invested in autonomous trucks after ongoing tests

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in News, Trucks

TuSimple, the San Diego-based self driving truck company, has entered into a partnership with UPS to test self driving tractor trailer...

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Winning the Autonomous Truck Race Requires Greater Simplicity

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

When it comes to self-driving trucks, trucks that can tool down the highway without a human behind the wheel, the common perception is...

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Volvo demonstrates driverless truck in Japan

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 in News, Trucks

Volvo’s Japanese subsidiary has demonstrated a highly autonomous truck on the northern island of Hokkaido which travelled for around a...

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Where Does Auto-Follower Platooning Fit Within The Driverless Truck Ecosystem?

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

In truck platooning circles, the idea has been around for a long time. Once you master a robust, safe system for close following of one...

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UPS Expands Self-Driving Semi Partnership

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in News, Trucks

Operating a shipping and logistics company in the age of Amazon has spawned new pressures that force organizations to be more aggressive...

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Global Autonomous Construction Equipment Market Set to Witness a CAGR of 28.7% During 2018-2026 – Analysis on Largest & Fastest Growing Segments in Terms of Equipment & Automation – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

The autonomous construction equipment are all set to change the dynamics of construction industry and projected to grow with a CAGR of...

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What happens when autonomous technology goes wrong?

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace and automakers invest millions into the development of such technologies, consumers and...

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RoboSense and Aidrivers announce a partnership to deliver superior autonomous solutions for industrial transportation

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Markets, News, Trucks

SHENZHEN, China & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RoboSense, the leading supplier of LiDAR perception system solutions, and...

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Stanford grads ear $1 billion value for driverless trucks

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Finance, Trucks

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll...

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With new funding, startup Plusai set to unveil Level 2 driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll...

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Exec warns of too much public road AV testing

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A whistleblower who alerted Uber officials to safety problems in the company’s self-driving program days before a fatal crash has a...

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UPS joins self-driving race by investing in autonomous tech startup TuSimple

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

UPS is jumping into the self-driving vehicle world by investing in TuSimple, a fast-moving developer of robot truck technology that the...

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Where Fla. can prove its AV chops

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in News, Trucks

Florida’s public roads have hosted some of the more noteworthy and novel self-driving tests. Starsky Robotics sent a driverless...

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was...

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Loadsmart completes first-ever automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ autonomous truck

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in News, Trucks

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics today announced that they were able to automatically dispatch...

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