Torc Robotics to acquire Algolux
The acquisition will allow Torc to utilize perception technology within its autonomous software.
Five truck trend takeaways from (FE)bruary
The month of February can be pretty uneventful. Good thing FE has you covered with some great trucking content.
Truck stories we love
Roses are red, truck tires roll too, here are some stories we picked just for you.
The biggest truck technology stories of 2022
Technology is changing the way all things operate. In the world of heavy-duty trucking operations, fleets are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. Now, technology is supporting processes that are automated, instantaneous and increasingly available to the trucking industry. With all of the developments, integrations, partnerships and product advancements, looking into technology progression
SuperTruck, Autonomous Truck, Electric Truck: Peterbilt’s biggest technology lineup
Parked side by side, Peterbilt’s most advanced trucks–its autonomous Model 579 test truck, the 2023 SuperTruck, and the battery electric Model 579EV day cab–were an impressive display of how quickly and far truck technology has advanced, even through two years of world-altering events. The autonomous Model 579 on display was a next step in the
Can we ever prove that autonomous trucks are safe?
Let’s say a Level 4 automated truck is driving along and – oh sorry, does that make you uncomfortable? Even if data could prove to you that autonomous trucks are without a shadow of a doubt safer and cause fewer accidents every year… it still feels wrong. Why is that? Autonomous trucks are advancing in
Torc Robotics collaborates with logistics companies on autonomous trucking
Torc is now cooperating with U.S. logistics companies to further develop the real-world applications for autonomous trucking. To that end, Torc has established the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC) with key freight industry players to incorporate deep industry insights into its development process. Council members such as Schneider, Covenant Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Ryder System
Technical Rubber Co. launches Advanced Mobility Solutions
Technical Rubber Co. Inc. (TRC), founded in 1939 with the creation of TECH Tire & Wheel Service products, has launched Advanced Mobility Solutions (AMS). AMS is a new wholly-owned business unit joining the TRC business family of Tech Tire & Wheel, Pang Industrial and Salvadori Recycling. AMS will now bring to market its initial mobility
Daimler Truck N.A., Torc highlight continued autonomous truck research
Torc Robotics and Daimler Truck are entering their third year of a partnership aiming to commercialize a scalable, profitable Level 4 autonomous truck. Torc is currently testing the Level 4 trucks on public roads in Virginia, New Mexico and Texas, with continued route expansion in the works. Daimler Truck and Torc say they formed the
Goodyear invests in autonomous trucking company Gatik
Goodyear and Gatik have announced a multi-year collaboration with a goal to advance the development of mobility solutions for the autonomous B2B short-haul logistics industry. The companies say the collaboration will contribute to safer, more sustainable goods movement while reducing costs for Gatik’s customers in the B2B short-haul market nationwide. Gatik has established an autonomous
Goodyear partners with Plus on autonomous trucks
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a strategic collaboration with Plus on autonomous trucking solutions. Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tires, will further enhance transportation efficiency and safety for semi-trucks powered by Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology while also reducing carbon impact. Goodyear and Plus will explore how Plus’s
Goodyear airless tire spec’d on JTA autonomous shuttles
Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The company says for the past three years, Goodyear and Local Motors have tested an Olli shuttle supported by the NPT at Goodyear testing facilities and