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Apex.AI Gains Minority Investment From Daimler Truck

Daimler lineup Daimler Truck

Software developer Apex .AI announced Daimler Truck made a minority investment in the company.

May 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Aurora Innovation Focuses on Real-Time Data

Aurora Beacon Aurora

Autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. announced it is developing a system, Aurora Beacon, intended to allow customers to optimize autonomous vehicles for “24/7/365 operation.”

May 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Senators Press USDOT on AV Tech

waymo via Waymo has begun testing Peterbilt trucks equipped with self-driving technology in Texas. (Waymo)

A group of senators recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an update on efforts to regulate key aspects of autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Perspective

Perspective: Exploring Quantum Computing

Quantum computing might be a new frontier in easing logistics management.

Robert Liscouski | President and CEO, Quantum Computing Inc.
May 2, 2022
Business, Autonomous

Musk’s Tesla Stock Sales Double to $8.5 Billion in Latest Tally

Musk Musk speaks during the official opening of the new Tesla electric car manufacturing plant on March 22 near Gruenheide, Germany. (Christian Marquardt/Pool/Getty Images)

Elon Musk disclosed an additional $4.5 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock sales in new regulatory filings April 29, bringing the total he’s disposed of in the wake of his deal to buy Twitter Inc. to more than $8.5 billion.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 29, 2022
Government, Technology, Autonomous

China Grants First Driverless Taxi Permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

A Baidu Apollo robotaxi A Baidu Apollo robotaxi passes its customer service counter setup at the Shougang Park in Beijing. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, a significant regulatory step in the country’s pursuit of driverless technology.

April 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Convoy Adds Capital to Expand Technologies

Convoy trailers Convoy

Digital freight broker Convoy announced it raised $260 million in new funding and added a $150 million line of credit as it intends to accelerate the development of its efficiency-focused technologies.

April 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

US Drone Company Zipline Starts Delivering Medicine in Japan

Zipline A drone flies to make a delivery at a Zipline hub in Vobsi, Ghana. (Zipline via Associated Press)

TOKYO — Zipline, an American company that specializes in using autonomously flying drones to deliver medical supplies, has taken off in Japan.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
April 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon to Invest $1 Billion in Logistics, Robotics Companies

Amazon Robots sort and transport packages at the Amazon Air Hub in Hebron, Ky. (Jeffrey Dean/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. says it plans to invest $1 billion in companies developing technologies in logistics, supply chain management and safety, as the retailer seeks to keep an eye on new ideas that might aid its core business.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler’s Martin Daum: Autonomous Trucks Will Benefit Industry Without Threatening Jobs

Daum Martin Daum speaks at the event. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As autonomous trucks gradually move closer to commercialization, Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum sees this technology delivering a range of benefits for fleet customers and for society at large.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 21, 2022

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