Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

ACT Expo Day Two: More People, More Vehicles, More Announcements

May 11, 2022With attendance quickly surpassing the 8,000 mark and a trade show floor brimming with clean tech vehicles and solutions, ACT Expo 2022 rolled out another exciting day for everyone onsite.

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ACT Expo Breaks All Records, Opens Historic Expo Hall

May 9, 2022After setting an all-time attendance record at ACT Expo 2021, this year’s event has set another record, with close to 8,000 attendees attending the annual clean tech conference.

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VTNA Announces Pair of Groundbreaking Orders, Autonomous Tech

May 9, 2022Volvo Trucks North America customers NFI and QCD are both increasing their investments in electromobility solutions with their latest orders of a total of 90 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

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Volvo, DHL Get Ready for Hub-to-Hub Autonomous Trucking

May 5, 2022Volvo Autonomous Solutions will work with logistics provider DHL Supply Chain on hub-to-hub autonomous freight hauling, joining a rush of fleets and autonomous startups envisioning the future road without human drivers.

via FreightWaves

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Embark ESG Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of AVs

April 28, 2022In its inaugural report, Embark said it is working with fleets to help them comply with emissions standards, similar to those announced in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Trucks Plan.

via Fleet Owner

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ACT Expo Agenda Highlights Accelerating Clean Tech Trends

April 26, 2022ACT Expo 2022 is building upon the excitement from last year's record-breaking event to offer even more cutting-edge insight into the current and future trends surrounding the advanced clean tech industry.   

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Daimler’s Martin Daum: Autonomous Trucks Will Benefit Industry Without Threatening Jobs

April 25, 2022As autonomous trucks gradually move closer to commercialization, Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum sees this technology delivering a range of benefits for fleet customers and for society at large.

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NFI, Alexander Dennis Begin Road Testing of Autonomous Buses

April 25, 2022NFI Group Inc.’s Alexander Dennis Ltd. subsidiary has begun live testing of a complex and ambitious public autonomous bus pilot that begins this week in Scotland ahead of passenger services starting later this year.

via NGT News

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What Happens When Police Pull Over a Driverless Vehicle?

April 12, 2022Who gets a ticket in a driverless car? It turns out no one does, the San Francisco Police learned recently.

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U.S. Xpress Explores How Kodiak AVs Can Fit Into its Fleet

April 8, 2022The giant carrier and trucking robotics company created the first autonomous freight route to Atlanta as they explore the right-sized AV routes so humans can focus on hauls closer to home.

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When the Rubber Meets the Road, How Will Autonomous Trucks Handle Blowouts?

April 5, 2022Tire blowouts lead to dozens of highway deaths every year. For autonomous trucks, they pose a prickly problem: how to regain control without a human driver at the wheel.

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Aurora Going the Distance, Adding 600-Mile Autonomous Route in Texas

March 31, 2022Aurora Innovation has added a 600-mile autonomous route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, testing its Aurora Driver Beta 2.0 lane on the middle leg between Atlanta and Los Angeles, one of the nation’s busiest commercial freight thoroughfares.

via FreightWaves

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Chargepoint, Gatik to Develop Infrastructure for Autonomous Electric MD Trucks

March 28, 2022ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. and Gatik announced a strategic partnership to develop electric infrastructure and integrated services for autonomous vehicles for ChargePoint and Gatik’s customers across North America.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Leading Industry Speakers

March 28, 2022Executives from leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, infrastructure and fuel providers, and public and private fleets will highlight key trends at this year's ACT Expo.

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Ceva, Kodiak Launch Autonomous Deliveries to Oklahoma

March 11, 2022Ceva Logistics announced it teamed up with autonomous commercial vehicle technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, expanding on an existing relationship.

via Transport Topics

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Philadelphia to Launch State’s First AV Shuttle This Summer

March 4, 2022Philadelphia, Pa., will see the commonwealth’s first autonomous vehicle shuttle start this summer after PIDC, the city’s public-private economic development corporation, awarded Perrone Robotics, Inc., a two-phased AV shuttle and service contract

via Mass Transit