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Torc Robotics opens technology, development center in Stuttgart

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, is opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc Europe GmbH will tap into the available talent pool in one of Germany’s prime automotive development regions. The Stuttgart team will support the ongoing development of SAE Level 4 virtual driver for deployment in autonomous trucks

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Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming talks autonomous truck commercialization

As autonomous trucking technology blazes a trail toward the highways, it is only natural to greet this technology with a certain degree of skepticism. Technology, like people, has to earn our trust. As a society, technology has changed our behavior in profound ways as soon as we learn to trust it. (Now, we’re all getting

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Inside a self-driving truck with Torc Robotics

What was once an abandoned Dodge dealership in Albuquerque, NM, has transformed into a hub for pioneering trucking innovation and technological advancements. At a glance, it might look like a typical fleet lot, but look closer and you’ll see a host of advanced sensors mounted on trucks and while there’s a driver in the seat

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Torc announces advisory council to collaborate with logistics companies

Torc Robotics has announced the launch of the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC) in support of its goal to be the first scalable, profitable, commercialized Level 4 truck solution. The TAAC is comprised of key freight industry players who will provide strategic guidance to Torc as it integrates with the freight network and tackles challenges

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Five truck trend takeaways from April

April showered us with more than just rain. From expansion to electrification to autonomous technology, we were showered with a deluge of new and exciting trucking industry updates. So, unless your eyes have been glued to our page since the beginning of the month (quite impressive to say the least), there’s a chance you could

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What levels of automated truck driving are viable in trucking?

The gulf between a future vision of automated driving and what’s actually happening today is narrowing as automated truck developers and OEMs continue to drive toward full automated driving functionality. In talking with Julien Plenchette, senior vice president, Americas, CVS Division, ZF Group, his vision wasn’t about planting an automated driving flag in the ground

Where you’ll see ZF in truck equipment going forward

You’ve likely had ZF components in your trucks for generations, but you might not have known it. The commercial component supplier has long been providing componentry like cameras and steering solutions to the market under other names that you’d likely recognize. Now that ZF has completed the acquisition and integration of WABCO, its newly launched

The hardware needs of automated trucks of the future

The era of the long-haul autonomous truck is fast approaching. With it will come both challenges and opportunities to redesign the interior of autonomous vehicles to serve new functions and activities of those who operate them.The advent of autonomous long-haul trucking sets the stage for significant changes in the role and responsibilities of the drivers.

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Waymo Via, C.H. Robinson partner to pilot automated trucks

C.H. Robinson and Waymo Via, the trucking and local delivery unit of autonomous driving technology company Waymo, have formed a long-term strategic partnership to mutually explore the practical application of autonomous driving technology in logistics and supply chains. The partnership combines the benefits of Waymo’s innovative autonomous driving technology, the Waymo Driver, with C.H. Robinson’s

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ZF launches new Commercial Vehicle Solutions division

ZF has launched its new Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division. The new division unites ZF’s former Commercial Vehicle Technology and Commercial Vehicle Control Systems divisions, the latter of which was formed from ZF’s May 2020 acquisition of WABCO. ZF’s CVS division is aimed at solutions for safe, sustainable and digitized transport, the company noted in

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J.B. Hunt & Waymo Via announce long-term collaboration

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced a long-term, strategic alliance with Waymo Via that will advance innovative efforts to integrate commercial autonomous driving technology in transportation and logistics, with ultimate plans to complete fully autonomous transport in Texas in the next few years. The expanded collaboration will include multiple pilots to further analyze the operational

How self-driving truck systems see

Visibility is key to truck operation, that’s true for a human driver and it’s especially true for automated driving systems. While Level 2 self-driving technology (adaptive cruise control working with active lane keep assist) is available today, fully automated Level 4 machine driving requires even greater visibility. Visibility that might even be beyond what we

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