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Torc Robotics expands to Austin location to drive toward commercialize self-driving trucks

Torc Robotics will open its third U.S. location in Austin, Texas, in early 2022. The approximately 21,000-square-foot office will complement the self-driving truck firm’s Blacksburg, Virginia, headquarters and its Albuquerque, New Mexico, test center. The expansion coincides with the recent two-year anniversary of Torc joining the Daimler Truck family as an independent subsidiary. In addition

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Peterbilt showcases first model 579 with Aurora Driver

Peterbilt will showcase at CES the future of trucking by unveiling the first Model 579 that has been equipped with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 advanced autonomous system. “The team is making progress as we prepare to launch Peterbilt’s first autonomous trucks at scale,” said Sterling Anderson, Aurora Chief Product Officer and Co-founder. Aurora

Strategies for fleet managers to navigate the bumpy road ahead in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic turned on its head the way people look at trucking fleets and drivers. The world finally saw them through the lens of front-line heroes making sure deliveries of critical supplies arrived at hospitals and grocery stores. And later, when the first vaccines became available, truck drivers made sure they arrived at the

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IVECO and Plus announce autonomous trucking pilot in Europe and China

IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial, joined Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, as their European partner for the launch of a pilot in Europe and China, to begin the validation and integration of Plus’s autonomous trucking technology with IVECO’s latest-generation S-WAY heavy-duty truck. This first joint trial will

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Locomation highlights how automated truck driving could impact fuel, operating costs

In a recent press release, Locomation, provider of autonomous trucking technology solutions, highlighted the findings of an independent environmental impact evaluation that its Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARC) system will dramatically reduce the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) footprint, fuel consumption, and operating costs of transporting goods by truck. The evaluation, by Boundless Impact Research & Analytics Inc,

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Dealing with truck driver difficulties: Three takeaways from ATA MCE 2021

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) set the tone for ATA MCE’s 2021 show when it announced that driver issues, including recruitment, retention and compensation, topped its annual survey of trucking industry issues for the fifth straight year. While that likely comes as no surprise, there was a feeling of restlessness around truck driver challenges

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Ryder invests in Gatik, partners to establish autonomous delivery network

Ryder System Inc. and Gatik, an automated on-road transportation company for short-haul, middle-mile logistics, have announced a multi-year partnership designed to establish an autonomous logistics network for Gatik’s customers in the U.S. and Canada. Through the broader partnership, Gatik will lease from Ryder a fleet of medium-duty, multi-temperature box trucks designed for transporting goods to

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Volvo reveals prototype long-haul automated truck

Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Aurora have unveiled a jointly developed on-highway automated truck, a prototype of Volvo Trucks’ VNL model, integrated with the Aurora Driver technology. According to the manufacturer, safety technologies already in place on the Volvo VNL, including Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) and automated transmission (I-Shift), create a redundant safety-based solution in the

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Locomation, Aon to develop risk management plan for automated trucks

Locomation and Aon announced a collaboration to develop a risk management plan as Locomation develops its autonomous freight transport technology and backend platform for commercial deployment to trucking companies and shippers. Aon, a professional services firm providing risk, retirement and health solutions, will work with Locomation and insurance carriers to assess the autonomous technology risks and

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Stoughton, Drōv Technologies partner to offer smart trailer technology

Stoughton Trailers and Drōv Technologies announced a partnership to offer AirBoxOne smart trailer technology on Stoughton’s trailers. The solution will be available with new trailer production or through retrofitting. This partnership was announced at TMC 2021. According to the company, Drōv AirBoxOne can read any sensor on the trailer, change and control tire pressure, enable

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Ryder, Waymo partner on autonomous truck maintenance

Ryder System Inc. and Waymo Via, the trucking and local delivery unit of autonomous driving developer Waymo, announced a partnership focused on providing maintenance for Class 8 autonomous trucks. The two companies say they will partner on servicing and evolving maintenance practices for autonomously driven trucks across Waymo Via sites in Texas, Arizona, California, Michigan

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Bridgestone, Einride partner on tires for electric autonomous trucks

Bridgestone Americas and Einride have announced a partnership to co-create mobility solutions for electrified and autonomous Class 8 vehicles. The companies say the collaboration will allow Einride to collect new layers of safety and efficiency-related data from Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tires, while enabling Bridgestone to integrate its advanced mobility technologies into Einride’s onboard vehicle platforms. As