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Goodyear, TuSimple collaborate on autonomous freight vehicles

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has entered a strategic relationship with TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). As part of this collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks. Additionally, Goodyear and

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Daimler Trucks tests platooning systems on U.S. highways

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been testing platooning systems on test tracks and select U.S. highway to demonstrate how the new technology can improve fuel efficiency, driver productivity, convenience and safety. The first step of platooning is called “pairing” where two trucks travel in tandem at distances closer than what is possible under manual

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Watch: Behind the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck wheel

Get ready to strap into the Inspiration Truck driver seat and dive into the future of trucking. Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan talks with Richard Howard, Daimler Trucks senior vice president of sales and marketing, about the rapid advancement and adoption of advanced safety systems that aim to make today’s roads safer and lead the

Watch: Peterbilt autonomous truck ride-along

The evolution of truck equipment continues as Peterbilt shows off its autonomous truck technology. Fleet Equipment Editor-At-Large Carol Birkland was on the front lines to take a ride in Peterbilt’s autonomous truck, which features radar-based adaptive cruise control (ACC) that automatically accelerates and decelerates to maintain safe following distances and Lane departure warning systems that

In the driver’s seat

There has been a lot of talk about autonomous trucks of late. Note, please, that the talk has been about autonomous trucks and not driverless trucks. Had there been at any point—in no order of particular preference—a toaster oven or the collected works of Robert G. Ingersoll within reaching distance of the steering wheel this,

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Let’s talk progress!

Some of you may recall the iconic drawings of detective Dick Tracy, of comic book fame, talking into his wristwatch—most likely relaying valuable information back to headquarters. I doubt that when those drawings were penned anyone looking at them thought that some day we’d have the capability to talk into wristwatch type-devices. Yet here we

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FE On the Road: Freightliner autonomous truck ride along

You’ve read all about the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration truck, now hop in the passenger seat as Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan takes you inside the cab and talks to Martin Daum, President & CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, for a look at how autonomous technology may impact the heavy-duty trucking world today and in the

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Freightliner unveils autonomous Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts and officials. Want to take a ride in Freightliner’s new autonomous truck? Click here to watch a ride along video from Fleet Equipment. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck Receives Autonomous Vehicle License

At a ceremony  at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). At the event, hosted by DTNA President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Daum, Gov. Sandoval took

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 on the road today

Recently, Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 prototype was debuted in Germany. It is an autonomous semi that drives itself—but is not a “driver-less” vehicle. The demonstration truck had a number of proprietary technologies, some of which are available today that will change the way vehicles are driven in the future. According to Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member