Topic: Technology

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What Battery Swapping Could Mean for Corporate Fleets

December 13, 2021A California startup is making a pitch for a solution that almost negates the need for charging infrastructure entirely: Battery swapping.

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Embark Trucks to Start Autonomous Truck Route in Texas

December 9, 2021Autonomous trucking software developer Embark Trucks recently announced the launch of a self-driving trucking lane between Houston and San Antonio.

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Daimler Truck Steps Up Autonomous Game

December 9, 2021With interest in autonomous technology growing within the trucking sector, Daimler Truck recently unveiled a new system to meet the demand.

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Daimler, Waymo Outfitting Custom Chassis for Autonomous Driving

December 7, 2021Daimler Truck, which envisions autonomous trucking arising first in North America, reported a custom Class 8 chassis specifically intended to support SAE Level 4 driving is being outfitted through its partnership with the autonomous technology company Waymo.

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Ford Pilots Autonomous Route Simulation on Worksites

December 2, 2021Ford Motor Company and DP World London Gateway have conducted a trial with a simulated autonomous vehicle on large worksites.

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GM Venture to Build Battery Chemical Plant

December 2, 2021General Motors is forming a joint venture with Posco Chemical of South Korea to build a North American battery materials plant as it brings more steps in the electric vehicle supply chain under its umbrella.

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Locomation Claims Huge Improvements in Emissions and Fuel Savings

November 30, 2021Locomation, pursuing an autonomous two-truck convoy approach while others are working on equipping one truck for self-driving, claims an environmental impact study shows double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and total operating costs for moving freight by truck.

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Rising Battery Costs Hit Carmakers

November 30, 2021Soaring commodity prices and supply chain bottlenecks threaten to push up the cost of batteries seen as crucial in the fight against climate change.

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Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

November 24, 2021Electric trucks will redefine how we move freight, but will the addition of a few tons of batteries demand a redesign of the vehicle itself?

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Viridos Agreement with ExxonMobil to Help Scale Algae Biofuels Toward Commercial Levels

November 22, 2021Viridos Inc., earlier known as Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint development agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity algae biofuels toward commercial levels.

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Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at Torc Robotics

November 22, 2021Torc was the first autonomous start-up company to realize that deep integration with a commercial vehicle OEM was the only way to successfully develop autonomous truck technology and bring it to market.

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California Hydrogen Leadership Summit Sets Sights on Policy Action

November 19, 2021The Summit will connect policymakers with experts and stakeholders from California’s backbone industries to explore the issues and develop policy action in 2022.

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‘Propane DME Blends’ Project Receives DOE Funding

November 18, 2021The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office awarded more than $4 million in funding to test novel applications of dimethyl ether (DME) as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

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Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle at Construction Site

November 17, 2021Honda and Black & Veatch announced the completion of a successful test of the fully-electric prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico.

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TuSimple Set for Driverless Test Runs

November 15, 2021TuSimple plans to start running “driver-out” autonomous-truck pilots by the end of the year, removing the driver for runs over an 80-mile route between Phoenix and Tucson.

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Giga Carbon Neutrality Prepares Launch of Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles

November 12, 2021Giga Carbon Neutrality (GCN), a clean trucking and technology company, has unveiled a comprehensive range of zero-emission commercial vehicles that it plans to bring to market over the next two years.

via NGT News