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Mahle provides aftermarket business update, looks toward future

In a recent online address, Mahle Aftermarket provided a business update and charted its mapped out a course for the coming years. The German supplier describes itself as “resuming the growth course of the preceding years” after the market hitches caused by COVID-19. Mahle says its focus is on four strategic areas: the digitalization of

Locomation introduces third-generation automated truck models

Automated truck maker Locomation announced that it has rolled out its third generation of automated trucks, using the Kenworth T680 model as the base platform. These third-generation trucks feature new hardware, including Tier-1 supplied and jointly-developed autonomous operation intent steering, brake and powertrain, as well as more advanced autonomy software, the company says. “When we started

Watch: The benefits of Level 2 automation in trucking

Level 2 automation has been a game-changer in terms of safety for about a decade now, and manufacturers continue to churn out better versions of this technology every year. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Level 2 automation systems basically work by

Bridgestone invests in autonomous long-haul trucking technology company

Bridgestone Americas has made a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, a U.S.-based self-driving trucking company. The partnership will allow Bridgestone to integrate its smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks. The companies will also pilot future autonomous and smart tire technologies to further enhance vehicle intelligence and advance toward a

Automated truck driving: Where does the liability land?

We’re coming to the point in automated driving technology development where self-driving developers and OEMs are zooming past the theoretical “What if?” and starting to answer real-world questions. One of the biggest is: Where does the liability land in the event of a collision when the Level 4 automated truck is driving itself under its

J.B. Hunt and Waymo collaborate to autonomously move freight

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., and Waymo, autonomous driving technology developer, announced a collaboration to autonomously move freight in Texas for one of J.B. Hunt’s leading customers. The test run will use Waymo Via, the company’s autonomous Class 8 trucking unit powered by the Waymo Driver, to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort

Canadian Tire, NuPort Robotics to commercialize automated HD trucking technology in Canada

Canadian national retailer Canadian Tire Corp. and Toronto-based start-up NuPort Robotics Inc., an autonomous trucking company, have partnered with the Ontario government to invest $3 million to undertake an automated heavy-duty trucking project to test new technology. The companies say the technology provides a transportation solution for the middle mile, the short-haul shuttle runs that

Torc Robotics makes Amazon Web Services cloud provider for its self-driving truck fleet

Torc Robotics has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc. as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of next-generation self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia. With the growth in test fleet size, number of

Goodyear Ventures invests in TuSimple

Goodyear Ventures has added TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company, to its investment portfolio. TuSimple operates self-driving trucks out of its facilities in Arizona, Texas, China, Japan and Europe using an ecosystem made up of digital maps, strategic terminals and an autonomous fleet operations system. TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready Level 4 autonomous driving solutions,

Goodyear, SafeAI partner on tire intelligence for autonomous vehicles

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and SafeAI have entered a strategic relationship to incorporate tire intelligence into the programming of autonomous heavy equipment vehicles. Through an integration with the SafeAI autonomous ecosystem, the companies say they will exchange site data to protect tire health, eliminate downtime and contribute to a smarter, safer standard for

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Daimler Trucks, Torc partner with Luminar to enable automated trucking

Luminar Technologies, Inc. and Daimler Truck AG have announced a strategic partnership to enable highly automated trucking, starting on highways. Daimler and Torc Robotics, part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group, will work with Luminar will work together to enhance lidar sensing, perception and system-level performance for Daimler trucks moving at highway speeds. In addition,

Daimler Trucks, Waymo partner on autonomous trucks

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. The companies say their initial effort will combine Waymo’s automated driver technology with a unique version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia, to enable autonomous driving. Waymo says it brings over a decade of experience, having driven over 20 million