Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

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Embark Knits BYD Electric Trucks with its Autonomous Tractors for Cleaner Air

September 14, 2021Autonomous software developer Embark Trucks is coordinating HP Inc.’s use of BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks (BETs) to pick up and drop off loads of computer products where Embark’s supervised autonomous trucks can take over for freeway transit.

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Honda, Cruise to Start Testing Program, Launch Autonomous Vehicle Service Business in Japan

September 10, 2021Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

via Green Car Congress

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BrightDrop, Cruise Automation Talk About Driverless Delivery

September 8, 2021General Motors siblings BrightDrop and Cruise Automation are talking about how driverless technology could fit with commercial vehicles like the electric vans BrightDrop will begin delivering to FedEx in December.

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Freightliner Cascadia Designed for Waymo Driver

September 7, 2021The Waymo Via engineering team has received one of the first Freightliner Cascadia trucks developed specifically for its autonomous-tech Waymo Driver.

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ACT Expo 2021: Day Three Turns Up the Tech Heat with the Inaugural Diversity Panel, Shell Fireside Chat & Autonomous Talk

September 2, 2021For the third day in a row, attendees left ACT Expo 2021 with a lot to discuss with their teams when they make it home at the end of the week.

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Kodiak Explains How Maintenance Will Change With AVs

August 24, 2021Kodiak Robotics shares what technicians can expect when autonomous vehicles are in the bay. The key takeaway — maintenance is more important than ever.

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Tesla Swaps Year-Away Robotaxis for Year-Away Humanoid Robot

August 20, 2021More than two years after touting plans to turn Tesla Inc. vehicles into robotaxis that have yet to materialize, Elon Musk held another highly technical event about autonomous driving development.

via Transport Topics

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Waymo Partners with Ryder on Autonomous-Truck Uptime

August 19, 2021Waymo is the latest autonomous-truck company to partner with Ryder to help scale its operations, following a July announcement of a Ryder deal with TuSimple. It also announced it’s growing its trucking footprint in Texas with a dedicated trucking hub.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Perrone Robotics, Tropos Technologies to Develop Autonomous Electric Compact Utility Vehicles

August 19, 2021Perrone Robotics and Tropos Motors announced a partnership to produce a series of fully autonomous, electric low speed vehicles and trucks.

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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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Plus Completes Driverless Level 4 Semi Truck Highway Demonstration

August 9, 2021Plus (formerly Plus.ai) has completed a driverless Level 4 truck demonstration on a highway. The driverless semi truck was operated using Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology, without a safety driver, teleoperator, or any other forms of human intervention.

via Green Car Congress

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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Delivery Van Completes Driverless Demo at Parcel Depot

August 3, 2021Arrival announced its automated driving system (ADS) has successfully completed a live demonstration at a fully functioning parcel depot for the first time without a human driver inside the Arrival Van.

via Fleet Forward

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TuSimple to Use Ryder Facilities to Expand Autonomous Trucking Network

July 30, 2021Under a new partnership between TuSimple and Ryder System, select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities will serve as terminals in TuSimple’s nationwide autonomous freight network in the U.S.

via Fleet Forward

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Elon Musk Announces Tesla AI Day

July 29, 2021Elon Musk announced a date, August 19, for Tesla AI Day, an event to share progress in the automaker’s software and hardware development related to artificial intelligence.

via Electrek

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CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

July 26, 2021The Commercial Vehicle safety Alliance recognizes the challenge of keeping an eye on driverless trucks. Thaty’s why it is developing standards and processes to ensure they are operating safely and in compliance with applicable motor carrier safety regulations.

via Heavy Duty Trucking