Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, recently announced an autonomous truck pilot program with C.R. England. This program will make use of C.R. England’s temperature-controlled loads and Torc’s fleet of SAE Level 4 autonomous test trucks for long-haul applications. The collaboration, as noted by the companies, will serve as an expansion for Torc to support carriers in the refrigerated freight market.
According to C.R. England and Torc, this joint pilot will provide select customers with temperature-controlled capacity, insights, and will help guide the development and ongoing commercialization of autonomous trucks for long-haul applications. Initial planning will begin mid-2023, with on-road tests soon after.
The pilot program, according to the recent joint press release, is the second carrier pilot Torc has announced. This news comes on the heels of Torc’s recently announced acquisition of Algolux for its expertise in computer vision and machine learning.