David Wichner

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pony.ai to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Arizona

Pony.ai car Sun Corridor Inc.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pony.ai, a developer of self-driving cars based in China and Silicon Valley, will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Tucson, with trained safety drivers behind the wheel, in a partnership with Pima Community College.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple to Haul Union Pacific Goods Between Tucson, Phoenix

TuSimple TuSimple/Nati Harnik/Associated Press

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple says Union Pacific Railroad will be its first customer to move freight on the company’s fully automated trucking route between Tucson and Phoenix, after making a test run on a similar route in December.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple Expands as It Readies Self-Driving Truck Technology

tuSimple

Though it will likely be a decade or more before commercial trucks roll down the road without human drivers, trucks with sophisticated, semi-autonomous driving systems will soon be on the street — with a person aboard to supervise.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Chinese Autonomous Truck Startup Opens Research Facility in Arizona

Autonomous Truck TuSimple

A Chinese startup company developing self-driving technology for commercial trucking has opened a facility in Tucson for research and testing — including a planned Tucson-Phoenix run with an autonomous truck.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2017