Technology: Inside a self-driving truck with Torc Robotics
Surprises were around every corner at ACT Expo. Take the electric International RH truck above. It was hanging out at the Navistar Next technology trailer. No announcement, and International was tight-lipped about the equipment details, but it was there. And here’s a look under the hood.
A pretty cool tease, and hopefully we’ll hear more about it soon. Until then, take a virtual walkthrough of ACT Expo to see what else we might find in this photo gallery.
Ready? Let’s get started.
Inside, Navistar showed off the International eMV trucks that it announced at last year’s show. Very cool to see these electric trucks upfitted for their vocational applications. This year definitely felt more like a truck show–with actual electric trucks ready for actual work–as opposed to just a tech showcase.
Daimler Truck North America drew a crowd after it dropped the curtain from its production series Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 battery electric truck.
The second-generation VNR Electric took center stage at the Volvo Trucks North America booth. The OEM made several announcements that meant more orders for the rapidly-evolving battery electric truck.
The Peterbilt booth sported a snazzy new Model 579EV sales demo truck.
Mack Trucks was bull(dog)-ish on electric with a pair of announcements revolving around its LR Electric refuse truck–a customer order announcement and another EV-certified dealership.
Hydrogen was also happening at the show. Hino popped the hood on its Project Z hydrogen fuel cell truck in its booth.
And, speaking of hydrogen. Cummins X15H hydrogen internal combustion engine drew plenty of attention alongside its hydrogen fuel cell demo truck. Even more, Cummins made an announcement with DTNA that the two will collaborate on a hydrogen fuel cell Freightliner Cascadia with initial units available in 2024.
The hydrogen hits keep coming with the hydrogen fueling station that Shell showed off in its booth, …
And Hyzon was back showing off its hydrogen fuel cell and upfitted Freightliners.
Kenworth’s lineup of zero-emissions trucks was literally lined up in the booth.
Allison made several eAxle-related announcements, including a partnership with Xos on its new heavy-duty trucks, …
Like this new Xos Class 8 truck …
And this Class 6-7, both newly announced during the show.
Hyliion was on-hand with its HyperTruck ERX.
Dana detailed its electrified options.
Meritor beefed up its presence this year.
Lion Electric garnered attention in its booth.
BYD was building electric dreams in its booth.
ChargePoint energized attendees with its charging hardware offering.
ThermoKing kept it cool, showing off its zero-emissions refrigeration solutions.