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Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple Completes 80-Mile Trip in a Class-8 Truck With No Human Onboard

Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple Completes 80-Mile Trip in a Class-8 Truck With No Human Onboard

Autonomous truck developer TuSimple has announced its successfully completed a 80-mile trip on public roads in one of its self-driving Class-8 trucks without any human intervention. The 80-mile autonomous route began at a rail yard in Tucson, Arizona and ended at a distribution center in Phoenix. TuSimple says it's the first ever fully-autonomous run by a class 8 truck on open public roads without intervention.

Eric Walz2021-12-30 08:20 PT

UPS Adds Waymo’s Autonomous Class 8 Trucks for Deliveries in Texas

UPS Adds Waymo’s Autonomous Class 8 Trucks for Deliveries in Texas

The two companies are expanding their partnership to include deliveries being made with the self-driving company’s Class 8 between Dallas and Houston.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-11-21 17:00 PT

California Self-driving Startup TuSimple Partners Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton Group to Develop Driverless Trucks

California Self-driving Startup TuSimple Partners Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton Group to Develop Driverless Trucks

The Traton Group, which is the commercial truck division of German automaker Volkswagen, is partnering with California self-driving truck startup TuSimple on the development of Level 4 self-driving trucks for the European market. The collaboration is the first of its kind in Europe. As part of the partnership, the Traton Group will take a minority stake in TuSimple.

Eric Walz2020-09-23 10:55 PT

TuSimple Launches the World’s First Autonomous Freight Delivery Service

TuSimple Launches the World’s First Autonomous Freight Delivery Service

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple announced today the launch of freight delivery service with some of the world’s leading shipping companies, United Parcel Service (UPS), Penske, U.S. Xpress, and McLane. TuSimple says its the world’s first autonomous freight delivery service.

Jeremy Carlton2020-07-01 17:45 PT

Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple Announced Partnership with Auto Supplier ZF for the Production of Autonomous Trucks

Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple Announced Partnership with Auto Supplier ZF for the Production of Autonomous Trucks

California-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple announced today today that it established a partnership with global automotive supplier ZF. ZF will serve as TuSimple’s default supplier for the hardware components required for autonomous driving. TuSimple plans to have its autonomous trucks on the road in commercial operations by 2021.

Eric Walz2020-03-26 10:30 PT

UPS is Working to Secure its Future with New Partnerships for Electric & Self-Driving Vehicles

UPS is Working to Secure its Future with New Partnerships for Electric & Self-Driving Vehicles

plans to add both fully-electric and self-driving vehicles to its fleet of delivery vehicles and announced today two new partnerships—one with Waymo and the other with UK-based electric vehicle startup Arrival Ltd.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-29 16:40 PT

Electric Vehicle Maker Workhorse to Unveil its Next-Gen Electric Delivery Van

Electric Vehicle Maker Workhorse to Unveil its Next-Gen Electric Delivery Van

Electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group Inc. is hosting a private event this week for a group of current and prospective customers to unveil the latest test version of its next generation electric delivery vehicle.

Eric Walz2019-11-04 13:15 PT

UPS Buys Stake in Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple, Testing Deliveries Since May

UPS Buys Stake in Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple, Testing Deliveries Since May

United Parcel Service (UPS) said on Thursday it has bought a minority stake in San Diego-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple. UPS, which is the world’s largest package delivery company, also revealed that is has been testing TuSimple's autonomous trucks since May on a busy freight route in Arizona.

Eric Walz2019-08-15 12:45 PT

FedEx is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

FedEx is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vans from Los Angeles-based startup Chanje​.

Eric Walz2018-11-20 11:51 PT

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Toyota Motor North America is continuing its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology. The automaker is partnering with the Port of Los Angeles, truck maker Kenworth, and oil company Shell to launch a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell freight project under which it will supply powertrains and provide operational support.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-14 15:43 PT

UPS Partners with California EV Startup Thor Trucks

UPS Partners with California EV Startup Thor Trucks

UPS, one of the world's largest package delivery companies, has announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc., a California-based electric truck startup. Though the partnership, UPS will to develop and test a fully-electric, zero emission Class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles.

Eric Walz2018-08-01 11:22 PT

Toyota Unveils its Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota Unveils its Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota reinforced its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology with the unveiling of its next generation Project Portal 2.0 Class 8 hydrogen-powered truck at a press event today in Michigan.

Eric Walz2018-07-31 11:11 PT

Workhorse Group to Deploy N-Gen Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

Workhorse Group to Deploy N-Gen Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

Workhorse Group, the Ohio-based company specializing in electric delivery vans and trucks, is launched the first real-world testing of its lightweight, electric delivery van. The company announced that it is testing four N-Gen vans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eric Walz2018-03-30 10:37 PT

UPS Looks to the Future With Drone Delivery

UPS Looks to the Future With Drone Delivery

In February of 2017, UPS began testing a drone delivery system developed by Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based company that builds commercial, hybrid electric trucks, batteries and develops aerospace technologies.

Eric Walz2017-06-30 17:41 PT