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Autonomous technologies now drive significant change in trucking and freight transportation. Transport Topics autonomous coverage provides a comprehensive look at that change. It provides the latest details on deployment concepts such as advanced driver-assist systems, transfer hubs, teleoperations, platooning and off-road automation and latest analysis of the companies who are manufacturing, adopting and investing in these technologies. Readers can follow the impact such deployment has on everything from policy and infrastructure initiatives to highway congestion, fuel consumption, fleet management, driver management and business investment.

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora, Covenant Team on Autonomous Trucking Program

Autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. will collaborate with Covenant Logistics to refine a self-driving truck system that could robotically emulate the speed of human team driving.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2022

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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

DTNA Unveils Production-Ready eCascadia at ACT Expo

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America, has unveiled its production-ready eCascadia Class 8 electric truck, built on the best-selling heavy-duty truck platform in North America.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo Autonomous Solutions, DHL to Partner on Hub-to-Hub Transport

Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution in North America, designed to serve shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight brokers.

May 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Apex.AI Gains Minority Investment From 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

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

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

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

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

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