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What Does Daimler Truck Spin-Off Mean for North America?

November 12, 2021While the chip shortage and other constraints have affected Daimler Trucks North America as they have other vehicle manufacturers, the company’s still number one in Class 6-8 market share and plans to stay there as it pushes forward with zero-emissions, autonomous, and connected-vehicle technologies.

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Kodiak Robotics to Double Autonomous Trucking Efforts with $125M in New Capital

November 10, 2021Kodiak Robotics plans to double its employment and the size of its autonomous long-haul trucking fleet with $125 million in new capital funding, its first since a $40 million raise in August 2018.

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Paccar CEO: Be Patient with Autonomous Technology

October 28, 2021Those looking for ringing endorsements of how quickly autonomous vehicle technologies might take over trucking probably shouldn’t call Paccar Inc. CEO Preston Feight.

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Autonomous Trucks Take Off Rapidly in China’s Commercial Operations

October 6, 2021Driverless trucks will help revamp the logistics and industrial sector in China, as autonomous driving technologies have taken off in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches in Minnesota

October 6, 2021Med City Mover, a pilot program with electric, driverless shuttles, recently launched in downtown Rochester, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MdDOT).

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Volvo and Aurora Offer the First Glimpse of New Self-Driving VNL Tractor

October 5, 2021The autonomous VNL 760 is the product of a partnership Volvo Autonomous Solutions made with self-driving tech provider Aurora this spring. VTNA has plans to eventually produce the autonomous tractor in the U.S. for North American fleet customers.

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Locomation Develops Autonomous Trucking Risk Management Plan

October 5, 2021Autonomous truck technology company Locomation announced it will collaboration with risk solution firm Aon to develop a risk management plan as the company develops its autonomous freight transport technology and backend platform for commercial deployment to trucking companies and shippers.

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Rivian’s Autonomous Tech To Cost $10,000, Yearly Subscriptions $550

October 5, 2021Rivian’s IPO filing continues to reveal interesting details about the EV startup’s plans for the future.

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Atlis Unveils EV Prototype Pickup Built for Work

October 5, 2021Atlis Motor Vehicles has taken the four years since its founding to develop a battery cell and ultra-fast charging platform—and now has delivered the first complete vehicle built atop that platform: the all-electric XT work pickup truck.

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Plus Delivers Initial Production Units of Plusdrive Autonomous System to FAW

October 4, 2021Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, has delivered the initial production batch of PlusDrive autonomous driving units to China-based FAW in order for FAW to integrate the units and launch China’s first driver-in autonomous trucks.

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Goodyear Invests in Autonomous Trucking Company Gatik; Tire Intelligence and Autonomous Middle Mile Logistics

October 4, 2021Goodyear and Gatik announced a multi-year collaboration with a goal to advance the development of mobility solutions for the autonomous B2B short-haul logistics industry. The collaboration will contribute to safer, more sustainable goods movement while reducing costs for Gatik’s customers in the B2B short-haul market nationwide.

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Innovative Speakers

August 10, 2021As always, the list of speakers presenting at the annual ACT Expo is filled with North America’s leading fleet operators and top industry executives.

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ACT Expo Agenda Offers Something for Every Level of Clean Tech Industry

August 4, 2021Register for ACT Expo before August 13 to receive a discount on a full conference pass for this August 30 to September 2 clean tech event.

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Effectively Combining Smart, Connected, and Electric Technologies

Discover the latest service offerings from leading charging, microgrid, and electric vehicle technology firms, and how fleets are implementing these technologies for EVs.

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FedEx Rolls out Nuro Autonomous Delivery Vehicle in Houston

June 15, 2021FedEx has been testing an autonomous delivery vehicle in the Houston area since April. The vehicle, a Nuro R2 model, is delivering parcels as part of a multiyear, multiphase agreement to pilot autonomous last-mile delivery.

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Refraction AI Sees Big Opportunity in Texas

June 15, 2021Refraction AI, a last-mile delivery platform and robotics company launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has expanded to deliver food in Austin, Texas.

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