Topic: Technology

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Bridgestone Kodiak Investment to Enable Smart Tire Tech in Autonomous Trucks

June 17, 2021Bridgestone Americas is taking a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, which will allow the integration of Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks.

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Learn from Ford, SoCalGas on Deploying Electric Class 2-3 Vehicles in Your Fleet

Webinar Date: June 29, 2021 at 1:00pm PSTJoin ACT News, Ford, and several California public utilities for a complimentary webinar on how to deploy electric Class 2-3 vehicles on Tuesday, June 29 at 1pm PT.

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Electric Cars Can Advance Environmental Justice — Here’s How

June 16, 2021The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations.

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GM to Spend More on Electric Vehicles, Add Battery Plants

June 16, 2021General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology.

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Why the Future of Long-Haul Heavy Trucking Probably Includes Lots of Hydrogen

June 15, 2021Technical experts and the climate-concerned public alike have long pushed the idea that the future will be one of clean electricity that powers just about all aspects of our life.

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GE Aviation and Safran Launch Advanced Technology Demonstration Program for Sustainable Engines; 20% Lower Fuel Consumption

June 15, 2021GE Aviation and Safran launched a technology development program targeting more than 20% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s engines. The CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies for future engines that could enter service by the mid-2030s.

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Momentum Fuel Technologies Expands CNG Fuel System Offerings

June 15, 2021Momentum Fuel Technologies is now offering its compressed natural gas fuel system in smaller-diameter side-mount 32 and 55 diesel gallon equivalent systems.

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ACT Expo’s Advanced Transportation Investor Summit to Highlight Incredible Industry Momentum

June 15, 2021ACT Expo’s Investor Summit offers attendees a full picture of the current state of the industry, as well as key trends and projections for the coming year.

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UNFI Refits With Electric TRUs in Southern California

June 14, 2021Wholesaler United Natural Foods Inc. announced it is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif., distribution center.

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Truck of the Future Project to Address Blind Zones in AI Pilot

June 14, 2021The Together for Safer Roads coalition, with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Republic Services, and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, will work with a behavioral AI company to test ways to reduce blind zones around the truck as part of the new Truck of the Future project.

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Why You’ll Have to Wait for Self-Driving Cars

June 12, 2021As it turns out, it’s not easy to get self-driving cars ready for the general public, even with the auto industry investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the technology.

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Locomation and PGT Trucking Inc., agree to autonomous relay convoy deployment

June 11, 2021Locomation, the world’s first technology platform to offer human-guided autonomous truck convoying, announced a multi-year agreement with PGT Trucking Inc. to deploy Locomation autonomous truck technology for use on PGT Trucking routes.

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles Produces First AMV Battery Cell

June 11, 2021ATLIS Motor Vehicles, a start-up developing an electric medium- to heavy-duty truck platform which will be both the base for its own Atlis XT pickup and a standalone product for third-party vehicle builders, announced the production of the AMV battery cell at its headquarters in Mesa, Arizona.

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Hexagon Purus, VVG Partnership Electrifying California Medium-Duty Fleets

June 11, 2021Hexagon Purus, a provider of medium- and heavy-duty battery packs, has partnered with Velocity Vehicle Group, a group of commercial vehicle dealers in the U.S., to deliver battery packs and powertrain integration for medium-duty battery-electric trucks in California based on Freightliner’s Class 6 M2 platform.

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Are ‘Near-Zero-Emissions’ Diesel Trucks Delaying Electric Vehicle Adoption?

June 11, 2021The newest generation of diesel trucks provides measurable efficiency improvements and reductions in emissions, but experts who view electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles as trucks of the future worry that improved diesel technology could delay the adoption of EVs.

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J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

June 10, 2021J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

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