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DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

DTNA Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s Future EVs Get Range Boost With Wolfspeed Deal

Hummer EV GMC Hummer EV by GM

General Motors’ future electric vehicles will offer more range on a single charge and charge faster because of a new supplier agreement it announced with Wolfspeed Inc.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Roger Nielsen Joins SafeAI Board

SafeAI Inc., which is helping off-road industries including mining and construction move toward autonomy, announced that former Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen has joined its board of directors.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM-Backed Cruise Sees Autonomous Unit Growing Past $50 Billion

Cruise vehicle Cruise vehicle by Stephen Brashear for Cruise

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle startup majority-owned by General Motors Co., will tell investors this week that it sees a path for its ride-hailing business to reach $50 billion in revenue as the company ramps up over the next couple of years, people familiar with the matter said. GM’s shares jumped.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Expects Delivery Record, Beating Supply Chain Turmoil

Teslas on car carrier An auto carrier transports Tesla vehicles in Lathrop, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is expected to report record deliveries of roughly 224,000 vehicles in the most recent quarter, another milestone for CEO Elon Musk and his trailblazing electric-car brand.

Dana Hull and Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Kodiak Robotics Introduces Next-Gen Autonomous Truck

Kodiak Robotics truck The setup on Kodiak Robotics' fourth-generation autonomous truck is intended to simplify sensor installation and maintenance while increasing safety. (Kodiak Robotics)

Kodiak Robotics has unveiled its fourth-generation autonomous truck, which is set to hit the roads during the fourth quarter.

October 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Toyota Banks on Mobility Technology for Future Growth

Renovo Renovo/Woven Planet via Associated Press

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
September 28, 2021
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Freight Groups Press Biden Administration on AV Policy

Locomation trucks Locomation autonomous trucks are shown on a Pittsburgh highway during a test. (Locomation)

Freight stakeholders are calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to proceed with implementing a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Pass the Test and Tesla Owners Might Get Full Self-Driving Beta Access

The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

The wait is almost over for some Tesla Inc. customers to get access to driver-assistance technology the company has marketed in controversial ways — as long as they’re on their best behavior.

Craig Trudell and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck A Ryder technician guides an Embark autonomous truck with a safety driver behind the wheel in Riverside, Calif. (Business Wire)

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021