Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

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Aurora CEO Floats Possible Sale to Apple or Microsoft

September 6, 2022Aurora Innovation Inc. CEO Chris Urmson recently laid out a range of options for the self-driving company to respond to worsening market conditions and partners pushing out timelines, including a possible sale to Apple Inc. or Microsoft Corp., according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

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Waymo to Test Autonomous Cascadia on Public Roadways

August 24, 2022Waymo and Daimler are beginning autonomous driving pilots on public roads with test fleets. Their goal is to move from the Waymo-operated fleet to an autonomous product customers could purchase directly from Daimler.

via Fleet Owner

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Drones vs. e-Cargo Bikes: A Battle for Delivery Efficiency

August 23, 2022New research suggests each has its place, but only one can rule when it comes to energy consumption.

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Daimler Truck Names New CEO for Autonomous Subsidiary Torc Robotics

August 19, 2022Daimler Truck is installing its own CEO to lead Torc Robotics, ending a 17-year era of Michael Fleming’s leadership. The move folds the independent subsidiary further into the world’s largest truck maker.

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Long Beach Container Terminal: Sustainable, Autonomous, and Electric

August 11, 2022In August 2021, the Port of Long Beach made history after it completed a major project to electrify a container terminal at Middle Harbor in California — the Long Beach Container Terminal — a multiyear approach to redevelop and decarbonize the port’s operations that sent shockwaves across the industry, as the project lasted a decade.

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Law Enforcement Pulls Over Embark Autonomous Truck in Demo

August 5, 2022Working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, the company developed the capability for Embark-powered trucks to identify and stop for law enforcement vehicles in situations such as traffic stops.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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ACT Expo 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open

July 28, 2022ACT Expo is looking for dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations across all weight classes and transportation sectors.

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Pony.ai, SANY Form Joint Venture for Autonomous Truck Development, Production

July 28, 2022Pony.ai has formed a strategic joint venture with SANY Heavy Truck to create an autonomous truck brand, integrating Pony.ai’s “virtual driver” with SANY’s wire-controlled chassis and vehicle development to jointly develop high-end heavy trucks that are automotive-grade and have L4-class redundancies.

via NGT News

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Cruise Faces Scrutiny After Snafus

July 25, 2022General Motors Co.-backed self-driving startup Cruise is facing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and its own board of directors after a pair of on-road incidents raised questions about how ready the company is to expand its services.

via Transport Topics

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ZF Advances Automated, Electric Technologies for Commercial Vehicles

July 20, 2022Part of a new Commercial Vehicles Solution Division, ZF premieres its next-generation electric driveline for heavy-duty trucks and an AI-based digital fleet orchestration platform.

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GE Appliances Deploying Fleet of Electric Trucks from Einride

July 7, 2022GE Appliances is deploying a fleet of electric freight vehicles on routes between the company’s inbound warehouses and its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee.

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Volvo Says Electric, Autonomous Programs Key to Growth

July 5, 2022Volvo Group is looking to expand its autonomous and electric truck programs to build market share in its key U.S. market and drive revenue and profits higher, top executives said recently.

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J.B. Hunt, Waymo Add Wayfair to Autonomous Trucking Program

June 28, 2022J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Waymo added the home goods company Wayfair to its autonomous trucking program.

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Einride Takes Autonomous EV Truck to the Open Road with NHTSA Approval

June 24, 2022Freight technology company Einride has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its autonomous electric transport (AET) vehicles on U.S. public roads.

via NGT News

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Kodiak’s New Sensors Seek to Simplify AV Maintenance

June 16, 2022Southern Tire Mart has found autonomous vehicle developer Kodiak Robotics’ SensorPods, which house several complex cameras and sensors to enable autonomous trucks to operate, are as easy to change out as a tire.

via Fleet Owner

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BrightDrop Acquires AI Software of Tech Startup Marain

June 15, 2022General Motors subsidiary and maker of electric vehicles for last-mile delivery plans to integrate fleet-optimization software into its Zevo vans and Trace e-carts.

via Fleet Owner