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Agility and flexibility essential on the path to the autonomous truck

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

Today’s transportation industry faces numerous technology-enabled challenges. Truck makers are faced with the need to develop autonomous,...

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Caterpillar’s autonomous vehicles may be used by NASA to mine the moon and build a lunar base

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in News, Trucks

Caterpillar has been synonymous with big, heavy equipment — for farming, construction and mining — since Holt Manufacturing and C. L. Best...

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Volvo sets up new business unit for autonomous trucks

Posted on Oct 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group recently announced that the company is in the process of establishing a new business area...

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Self-driving truck company wants to test without ever using public roads

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in News, Trucks

There are many technology races going on in the world today, including private space exploration, electric cars, and self-driving...

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Isuzu previews futuristic FL IR truck with autonomous “platooning” function

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Isuzu has just released the first images of an innovative new truck concept dubbed the FL IR prior to its Tokyo Motor Show unveiling. All...

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Plus.ai partners with MnDOT for autonomous trucks

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 in News, Trucks

New Delhi: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has joined hands with Plus.ai, a self-driving trucking technology provider. As...

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Self-driving truck startup Einride raises $25 million in new funding round

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Finance, Trucks

Autonomous electric delivery truck startup Einride raised $25 million in a Series A investment round it said would help expand the...

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The blindspot monitoring in this pickup knows when you’re towing a yacht

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Technology, Trucks

In the future, as automotive technology advances, sensors will be everywhere. Bridges will know when you pass underneath, side lane...

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ABB to provide smart chargers for autonomous vehicles in Singapore

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

ABB has won a contract from ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. to deliver and commission integrated smart charging points for Automated...

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ABB to provide smart chargers for autonomous vehicles in Singapore

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

ABB has won a contract from ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. to deliver and commission integrated smart charging points for Automated...

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Self-driving startup Embark raises $70 million, opens freight transfer hubs for robot big rigs

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Embark Trucks, a self-driving tech firm created by two twenty-something Canadian computer scientists, just landed $70 million in new...

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Is the Scania AXL autonomous truck a self-driving workhorse of the future?

Posted on Sep 24, 2019 in News, Trucks

For over 100 years, automobiles have housed human passengers and the stuff they decided to take with them. Yet, the budding self-driving...

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Drivers’ jobs post-autonomy, ‘disruption in chunks’: Panel talks self-driving trucks

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 in News, Perspective, Trucks

Speaking earlier this month at the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, representatives from three autonomous truck...

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Tech startups cite progress on path to self-driving trucks

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and...

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Using Ouster’s Lidar, Nvidia targets 2022 for commercial launch of self-driving vehicles

Posted on Sep 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

NVIDIA has been working with Volvo Trucks to develop a flexible, scalable self-driving system for commercial use. A recent announcement...

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The self-driving truck startup that’s been quietly moving UPS loads just pulled in $120 million in fresh funding

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

One of the hottest startups in autonomous trucking just another cash boon. TuSimple, which is based in San Diego and Beijing, announced on...

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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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