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EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

April 8, 2021A comprehensive study of the developing electric-vehicle market by consultant KPMG titled, “Place Your Billion-Dollar Bets Wisely.” It posits the $200 billion automakers are pouring into EVs now is chasing sales that will represent 24% to 37% of the global auto market by 2030.

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Embark Pursues OEM Integration of Autonomous Tech, Rolls out Carrier Program

April 8, 2021Embark is taking steps to commercialize its autonomous truck technology, making it easier to integrate for truck makers and setting up a development program with several major trucking fleets.

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Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

April 8, 2021As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

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Minnesota Gov’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles releases 2020 annual report

April 7, 2021The Minnesota Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles said in its annual report Monday that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the state was able to move forward toward readiness for Connected and Automated Vehicles.

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Gatik, Isuzu to partner on autonomous truck platform

April 6, 2021Truck manufacturer Isuzu North America and autonomous vehicle startup Gatik will collaborate on a fully autonomous medium-duty truck, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Embark standardizes self-driving tech for major truck OEMs

April 5, 2021Autonomous truck developer Embark launched the Embark Universal Interface (EUI), a set of standardized self-driving components and the flexible interfaces necessary for major truck OEMs to more easily and robustly integrate Embark’s autonomous technology onto their vehicle platforms.

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Autonomous endgame: The 10-year plan

April 5, 2021How soon will autonomous trucks be on the road? Will they eliminate the driver? Who takes the fall if an accident occurs? These questions and more are answered by trucking experts on the future of self-driving technology.

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Autonomous vehicles poised to solve long-term industry ills

April 1, 2021Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic in the transportation industry for years. As technology continues to evolve and regulation talks take off among lawmakers, special purpose acquisition companies seem to be shifting their financial focus away from electric vehicles and toward self-driving truck startups.

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Embark Announces First OEM-Agnostic Self-Driving Interface

March 31, 2021Autonomous technology company Embark announced a new self-driving system whose components and flexible interfaces are intended to be OEM-agnostic and accelerate fleet deployments.

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Volvo partners with Aurora for hub-to-hub autonomous trucking

March 30, 2021Volvo Group (OTC: VLVLY) will partner with Aurora Innovation OpCo Inc. for hub-to-hub autonomous trucks in North America, aligning with the same startup working with rival PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR).

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Polaris and Optimus Ride to Develop Fully Autonomous GEM Electric Vehicles

March 30, 2021Polaris will bring fully autonomous GEM vehicles to market in a partnership with Optimus Ride, an autonomous mobility service provider. Under a joint development agreement, an exclusive line of Polaris GEM electric low-speed vehicles (LSVs) will be manufactured to fully integrate Optimus Ride’s autonomous software and hardware suite direct from the factory.

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Self-driving trucks: A 10 billion-mile proof case for Plus

March 26, 2021Plus is expanding its autonomous trucking pilot program with SF Express in China a it gets ready to mass produce its Level 4 self-driving software.

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City of Arlington Launches On-Demand, AV Shuttle Service

March 25, 2021The city of Arlington, Texas, and Via are now offering Via Arlington customers a choice to be picked up in a self-driving vehicle for trips around Downtown and The University of Texas at Arlington.

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Embark Tackles Autonomous-Truck Work Zone Safety

March 25, 2021Embark said it is the first automated truck technology company to introduce a work-zone navigation system. Embark said it prioritizes a sensors-first approach, allowing trucks to drive in a manner similar to a human driver.

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A virtual ride-along in Waymo Via’s latest Class 8 autonomous truck

March 25, 2021Waymo Via took to the freeways outside Phoenix on Wednesday to demonstrate its fourth generation of Level 4 autonomous Class 8 trucking. The system is still “years away” from production. And while the drive was real, invited media experienced it virtually.

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Self-driving truck startup TuSimple files for public ownership

March 24, 2021Self-driving truck startup TuSimple filed on Tuesday to become a public company. It is seeking to sell at least $100 million in shares. It could sell as much as $1 billion in stock depending on investors’ appetite.

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