Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

CVS Pharmacy partners with Nuro on autonomous last-mile delivery pilot

June 1, 2020Self-driving delivery start up Nuro announced a partnership with CVS Pharmacy to test prescription deliveries in Houston, Texas. In June, the company will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to transport prescriptions and essential items to CVS customers.

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Amazon is serious about self-driving technology, eyeing multi-billion dollar acquisition

May 27, 2020Amazon is in talks to acquire automated vehicle startup Zoox. Zoox was founded to develop software and hardware needed to create an ecosystem of electric-powered self-driving taxis, which users can call on via a smartphone application.

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How Will Waymo Monetize Autonomy?

May 22, 2020Autonomous driving will be huge a beneficiary of the lingering effects of social distancing. Waymo, being the world’s leading consumer facing Autonomous Vehicle company, stands to benefit immensely.

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Autonomous Vehicle start-up EasyMile is based in France

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

May 21, 2020A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

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SAE, others seeking common naming for ADAS functionality in vehicles

May 18, 2020SAE International is endorsing an effort to better inform drivers on aspects of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in current and future vehicles.

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Locomotion, Transportation Research Center Form Autonomous Research Partnership

May 18, 2020Locomation, a trucking technology platform that offers human-guided autonomous convoying, is forming a research project with the Transportation Research Center (TRC ), a testing, research, and innovation center for the automotive industry.

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VW, Ford Forge Ahead With EV Technology Sharing to Cut Costs

May 14, 2020Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are pushing ahead with plans to team up on electric- and self-driving vehicles even as the coronavirus derails other projects.

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Plus.ai haevy duty truck in a desert environment.

Self-Driving Startups Work Through Health Crisis

April 29, 2020Investor-funded startups competing hard to commercialize highly automated heavy-duty trucks found themselves having to deal with unfamiliar territory given the uncertainties and disruptions from the spread of COVID-19.

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Concept image of an autonomous rail system's camera view.

FITSCO and Cognitive Pilot to Develop AI-Based Computer Vision System

April 23, 2020China-based urban rail transit signalling system provider FITSCO and Cognitive Pilot have partnered to develop an AI-based computer vision system to be used on trams.

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USDOT Seeks to Make Automated Vehicles More Accessible to People with Disabilities

April 23, 2020The U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) opened the first stage of its Inclusive Design Challenge on Tuesday, offering a national prize for designs that make automated vehicles more accessible to those with disabilities

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Beep and NAVYA autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous Shuttles Transport COVID-19 Tests in Jacksonville

April 21, 2020The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has partnered with Beep and NAVYA to use autonomous vehicles to facilitate the transport of COVID-19 tests collected at a drive-thru testing location in Florida,

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Autonomous-Driving Startup Pony.ai Takes on Last-Mile Delivery

April 21, 2020Pony.ai has teamed up with Los Angeles-based e-commerce site Yamibuy to deliver packages and groceries in the city of Irvine, Calif. Yamibuy specializes in Asian foods and home goods.

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Image of a white heavy-duty autonomous truck by Starsky driving on a freeway.

Commentary: Real trucking factors in autonomous vehicle development

April 15, 2020I was fortunate to be the operational leader in an autonomous truck development company by the name of Starsky Robotics. Starsky was a Silicon Valley-based start-up with an extremely talented engineering team and clear path for technology advancement.

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Image of the front of a white heavy-duty truck chassis.

VTTI to Study Autonomous Trucks in Mixed Fleets

April 14, 2020A new study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute seeks to provide the trucking industry, regulators, and the general public with practical guidelines for safely integrating automated driving systems.

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Side view image of a turquoise colored Karma autonomous battery electric van.

Karma Automotive Debuts All-New Level 4 Autonomous Van E-Flex Platform

April 13, 2020Karma Automotive introduced its SAEnLevel 4 autonomous van with a battery electric vehicle architecture, one of five platforms designed to offer new electric mobility solutions.

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Image of a heavy-duty freight truck driving down an empty freeway.

Analysts: Trucking Ripe With Opportunities for Autonomous Technology

April 10, 2020Commercial and heavy-duty truck segment are where self-driving technology will make its quickest penetration — and strongest business case — according to transport industry analysts.

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