Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

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Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at Torc Robotics

November 22, 2021Torc was the first autonomous start-up company to realize that deep integration with a commercial vehicle OEM was the only way to successfully develop autonomous truck technology and bring it to market.

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By Sea, Land and Air: Decarbonizing Transportation and Logistics

November 19, 2021In order for the world to achieve the aggressive carbon reduction targets necessary to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, we must collectively work to decarbonize the supply chain.

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Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle at Construction Site

November 17, 2021Honda and Black & Veatch announced the completion of a successful test of the fully-electric prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico.

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TuSimple Set for Driverless Test Runs

November 15, 2021TuSimple plans to start running “driver-out” autonomous-truck pilots by the end of the year, removing the driver for runs over an 80-mile route between Phoenix and Tucson.

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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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UPS, TuSimple Expand Partnership

November 4, 2021UPS Inc. and autonomous vehicle company TuSimple Holdings Inc. plan to expand their 3-year-old business relationship by adding routes where TuSimple will move cargo for the Atlanta-based company in autonomous, Class 8 trucks in the southeastern and western U.S.

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Einride Brings Autonomous, Electric Vehicles to U.S.

November 3, 2021Einride, a Swedish company offering digital, electric, and autonomous shipping technology, has entered the United States with several customers and is adding new products such as a U.S. version of its autonomous Pod vehicle.

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Human-Guided Autonomous Trucking Could Prove Invaluable in Driver Pay Reform

November 1, 2021Locomation’s human-guided Autonomous Relay Convoys, which are already poised to alleviate a variety of industry ills, could also help the industry cope with driver pay changes.

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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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ACT Expo 2022 Opens Call for Abstracts

October 26, 2021The ACT Expo team is currently accepting abstracts for presentations covering any of the clean transportation technologies highlighted at this annual event

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Volvo Integrates Aurora Driver on Autonomous VNL Model

October 15, 2021Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced its first major steps toward the autonomous Volvo VNL model in North America, drawing on its partnership with Aurora Innovation Inc., a self-driving vehicle technology company.

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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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