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TuSimple reports its autonomous trucks reduce fuel consumption

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 in News, Trucks

Self-driving truck company TuSimple announced its autonomous technology reduced fuel consumption for trips by its prototype heavy-duty...

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Light-duty autonomous vehicles get the green light in California

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 in News, Trucks

Autonomous, light-duty trucks can now be used for commercial purposes on public roads in California. The state’s Department of Motor...

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Arbe raises $32 million to bring its high-resolution radar to autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

It’s not enough for an autonomous vehicle to see the world around it. These vehicles need to understand in real time what they’re seeing....

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Einride CEO on autonomous trucks: ‘The biggest business opportunity in the history of mankind’

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in News, Trucks

While much of the initial hype surrounding autonomous vehicles focused on cars, that attention has decisively shifted towards self-driving...

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Let’s not get too excited by self-driving truck highway stunts

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

I like a feel-good story as much as the next person. There has been a recent spate of media gushing about self-driving semi-trailer...

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This autonomous truck just made a cross-country grocery run

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 in News, Trucks

California-based startup Plus.ai claims to have completed a cross-country trip with a prototype autonomous truck. While a human backup...

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The founder of $1 billion self-driving truck firm TuSimple says human truckers having to spend hours on the road is a ‘tarnish on the glory of humanity’

Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in News, Trucks

The founder of self-driving truck unicorn TuSimple says that human truck drivers being required to work long hours on the road is a...

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Self-driving trucks and presidential politics

Posted on Dec 6, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging...

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Partially autonomous truck undergoes tests in Illinois

Posted on Nov 25, 2019 in News, Trucks

Krystian Gebis did not have to keep his hands on the wheel when he operated a specially modified Peterbilt semi truck along a test track...

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Why Mercedes’s self-driving trucks are set to overtake its robotaxis

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Don’t hold your breath for a self-driving Mercedes car anytime soon. At Daimler’s capital market day in London on Thursday, new CEO Ola...

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Hyundai Motor demonstrates autonomous driving tech capabilities with first successful truck platooning trial

Posted on Nov 12, 2019 in News, Trucks

Hyundai Motor Company successfully conducted the company’s first platooning of trailer trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway replicating...

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This autonomous trucking startup out of MIT wants computers to think like human drivers, and it just became the first self-driving truck investment for Founders Fund

Posted on Nov 11, 2019 in News, Trucks

There’s a new autonomous driving startup on the block, and it just brought on one of the most sought-after investors in Silicon...

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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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