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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

TuSimple, Liberty Mutual partner to study safety benefits of autonomous trucks

TuSimple and Liberty Mutual Insurance are partnering to assess the comparative safety of autonomous trucks. TuSimple and Liberty Mutual say they will work together to better understand how autonomous technologies perform in comparison to the same types of trucks driven manually by human drivers. TuSimple’s autonomous freight network operates a fleet of 50 L4 autonomous

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Volvo partners with Aurora on autonomous transport solution development

Volvo Autonomous Solutions has entered a strategic partnership with U.S.-based self-driving company Aurora to jointly develop on-highway autonomous trucks. The agreement signed between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Aurora is a long-term partnership spanning over several years, and the initial focus is on hub-to-hub applications for customers in North America, the companies say. Automation is aimed

SFK testing autonomous, EV goods transport in Sweden

SKF is now testing a self-driving electric truck together with the tech company Einride, to transport goods on a public road between the factory and the warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. SKF says it already drives autonomous vehicles inside factories and warehouses. There are also advanced plans to develop a solution for autonomous loading and unloading

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

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

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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