Uber Freight, which is the logistics business of ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc., is expanding its autonomous freight delivery pilot in Texas ahead of the holiday rush. Uber has been testing its autonomous trucking technology in the state with its technology partner Aurora Innovation Inc. The two companies are expanding their autonomous pilot with a new 600-mile commercial freight lane between Fort Worth and El Paso.
Eric Walz2022-12-02 11:00 PT
CEVA Logistics, a global third-party logistics and freight management company, announced today it has teamed up with self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) and Austin, Texas; and DFW and Oklahoma City. Kodiak Robotics is one of several high-profile startups developing technology for Class-8 trucks to operate autonomously on highways.
Eric Walz2022-04-15 09:40 PT
Waymo, the autonomous driving technology division of Alphabet that spun out of Google’s self-driving car project, is expanding its deployment of self-driving Class-8 trucks with a new partnership with Texas fleet operator C.H. Robinson Worldwide. Over the next few months, Waymo plans to deploy the self-driving trucks in Texas with safety drivers behind the wheel.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-25 10:30 PT
Autonomous truck developer TuSimple has expanded its ongoing partnership with chipmaker NVIDIA to design and develop an advanced "autonomous domain controller" (ADC) specifically for TuSimple's Level 4 autonomous trucks. The ADC will incorporate the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC), which is specifically designed for AI-based autonomous driving applications.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-11 15:30 PT
Pittsburgh-based autonomous trucking startup Locomation announced a new partnership with German automotive component supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF”) on the further development of an advanced electronic steering system to enhance the safety of self-driving Class-8 trucks. ZF's ReAX steering system supports Level 4 autonomous driving.
Eric Walz2021-10-03 09:45 PT
San Francisco-based autonomous trucking startup Embark Trucks Inc. has developed a universal platform called the “Embark Universal Interface'' (EUI) that converts Class-8 trucks from different manufacturers and makes them capable of self-driving. The EUI is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous driving hardware and software platform.
Eric Walz2021-09-16 10:55 PT
BMW iVentures, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of automaker BMW that invests in promising mobility startups, announced today an investment in Kodiak Robotics, Inc., a developer of self-driving technology for long-haul trucks.
Eric Walz2021-07-31 12:30 PT
San Francisco-based autonomous truck startup Embark Trucks Inc. plans to launch an IPO this year in a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II (Northern Genesis 2), becoming that latest startup to merge with a SPAC to secure funding from investors.
Eric Walz2021-07-30 10:15 PT
Volvo Group is partnering with Silicon Valley autonomous driving developer Aurora to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous Class 8 trucks for highway long-haul freight delivery in North America. As part of the partnership, Aurora will supply its “Aurora Driver” autonomous driving software stack that will be added to the trucks from Volvo.
Eric Walz2021-05-06 14:30 PT
On Wednesday, autonomous truck developer Torc Robotics announced AWS as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of self-driving test trucks, beginning in New Mexico and Virginia.
FutureCar Staff 2021-03-26 17:45 PT
California-based autonomous delivery startup Nuro announced on Wednesday that it acquired an equity stake in autonomous truck developer Ike. Ike is focused on developing Class-8 self-driving trucks for the shipping industry, so any tie up will likely include the further development of driverless trucks.
Eric Walz2021-01-29 16:45 PT
Alphabet’s autonomous driving division Waymo has announced a global partnership with Daimler Trucks in which Waymo will integrate its advanced autonomous driving stack it calls “Waymo Driver” into Class 8 trucks from Freightliner.
Eric Walz2020-12-03 10:55 PT
Alphabet subsidiary Waymo shared new details about its advanced driverless trucks that are poised to transform the shipping industry, making freight delivery much safer and more efficient. So far, the company's autonomous Class-8 trucks have been tested on public roads in a wide variety of cities and environments in California, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Eric Walz2020-11-19 11:50 PT
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 Walz2020-10-30 10:55 PT
Self-driving truck developer Torc Robotics, which has been testing its semi trucks in Virginia announced that its expanding to New Mexico this month. The company is establishing a test center in the Albuquerque area. The expansion of on-road testing routes to New Mexico follows a year of working with Daimler Trucks on developing a foundational structure for the commercialization of self-driving trucks.
Eric Walz2020-10-11 10:25 PT
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 Carlton2020-08-07 17:45 PT
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 Walz2020-05-02 10:30 PT
While advances in technology and automation are replacing jobs once performed by humans, progress also creates new opportunities, offering people a chance to learn and apply new skills to take on high-tech roles. Swedish autonomous transport startup Einride believes that autonomous driving technology will create entirely new job categories and the company announced today that it hired the first “remote autonomous truck operator” in the freight mobility space.
Eric Walz2020-04-04 11:15 PT
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 Walz2019-09-21 12:45 PT
Arizona-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple and Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona announced the first ever autonomous driving certificate program that will train truck drivers to oversee and operate autonomous trucks.
Eric Walz2019-07-21 15:55 PT
FutureCar Staff Sep 22, 2023 4:15 PM PT