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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

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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

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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,

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Torc Robotics to scale self-driving fleet with Daimler test trucks

Torc Robotics announced that it will scale its self-driving truck testing in the southwest in early 2021 using an enhanced prototype truck developed with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). This new generation of Freightliner Cascadia test trucks bolsters Torc’s capability to develop and test its Level 4 self-driving technology, Torc says. The test trucks are

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Torc Robotics to establish self-driving truck testing center in New Mexico

Torc Robotics and Daimler Trucks will expand their joint self-driving truck on-road testing to New Mexico this month and establish a test center in the Albuquerque area, the companies announced. Torc Robotics says the expansion of on-road testing routes follows a year of exploration by the partners who are developing the foundational structure for large-scale

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Daimler Trucks establishes global Autonomous Technology Group

Daimler Trucks is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving as of June 1.

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Self driven: Dr. Wilfried Achenbach leads DTNA’s engineers into the automated unknown

Dr. Wilfried Achenbach has a unique perspective on developing advanced safety systems. But it’s not the one you might expect from Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of engineering and technology.

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Self driven: Failing safe in the automated unknown

What happens if something goes wrong, if there’s software or component failure for a Level 4 automated truck? It’s one of the first questions that the Daimler Trucks team approaches, as it’s paramount to safety.

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Daimler Trucks acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics; takes aim at automated trucks

Daimler Trucks has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Torc Robotics for an undisclosed sum. Closing of the acquisition is subject to approval from U.S. authorities. The companies plan to work together to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on U.S. roads. As part of the overall agreements, the Torc team will work

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