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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, TCA

Aurora Opens Commercial-Ready Autonomous Truck Terminal

Aurora took another step toward an autonomous delivery network with the launch of its first commercial-ready terminal for autonomous trucks in South Dallas.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
April 13, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, discusses what it takes to make electric vehicles successful in the trucking industry. 

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Kodiak Unveils New Autonomous Truck Platform

Kodiak Robotics introduced its fifth-generation autonomous truck hardware platform, the driverless trucking company announced.

April 10, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Plans Shanghai Factory for Power Storage, Reports Say

BEIJING — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. plans to build a factory in Shanghai to produce power-storage devices for sale worldwide, state media reported April 9.

April 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM Cruise Recalls 300 Robotaxis After Crash

DETROIT — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has recalled 300 robotaxis to update software after one of them rear-ended a municipal bus in San Francisco.

April 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Tripled Austin Workforce to More Than 12,000 in 2022

Tesla Inc.’s sprawling manufacturing hub in Austin, Texas, more than tripled its employee ranks last year, the company told county officials.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Private

Walmart Bets on Automation, Dangles Profit Potential

Walmart Inc. is betting on greater supply chain automation and hinting that a recent investment binge might lift profit beyond the retailer’s stated long-term goals.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Driver Enters Final Stage of Development Process

Aurora Innovation Inc. has entered the final phase of development for a new version of its integrated hardware and autonomous truck system, the company announced April 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Nikola Announces Secondary Stock Offering

Nikola Corp. plans to raise $100 million from a secondary stock offering to the public at $1.12 per share, the company announced March 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Elon Musk, Scientists Call for Pause in AI Race

Artificial intelligence experts and industry leaders, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, are calling on developers to hit the pause button on training powerful AI models.

March 29, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford CEO Says Next Electric Pickup Truck Will Drive Itself

Ford Motor Co. plans to make driver-assistance features central to the next electric F-Series pickup — so much so that you might be able to take a snooze at 60 mph.

March 24, 2023