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Musk Says Tesla Semi Coming Next Year

Tesla Semi The Tesla Semi. (Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Motors)

Tesla Inc. will start production next year of three products that have fallen well behind Elon Musk’s original schedule, including the Semi.

Sean O'Kane and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

U.S. Xpress, Kodiak Partner on Autonomous Freight Program

Kodiak U.S. Xpress/Kodiak Robotics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises and the self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics Inc. are teaming to run an autonomous freight route, the companies announced April 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Partners With Aurora to Haul Freight Autonomously in Texas

Aurora Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. has announced a deal to haul freight on a route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, for Werner Enterprises.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Elon Musk to Join Twitter’s Board

Musk Musk took a 9% stake in Twitter. (Susan Walsh, File/Associated Press)

Elon Musk is joining Twitter’s board of directors a day after disclosing that the Tesla CEO took a 9% stake in the social media platform.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
April 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Wing to Begin Biggest US Drone-Delivery Test in Texas

A Wing drone delivers a package to a customer's home in Christiansburg, Va. A Wing drone delivers a package to a customer's home in Christiansburg, Va. (Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing is set to begin the largest drone-delivery test program so far in the U.S., starting April 7 in the Dallas suburbs.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Qualcomm Completes Purchase of Veoneer’s ADAS Unit

 Qualcomm's Cristiano Amon (left) and Nakul Duggal Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon (left) and Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm’s automotive business. (Qualcomm)

Qualcomm wrapped up its acquisition of Veoneer’s advanced driver assistance/self-driving vehicle software arm on April 4, highlighting the San Diego company’s bid to become a key technology supplier to automakers as it diversifies beyond smartphones.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
April 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Sells 310,000 Vehicles in Q1 Despite Logistics Issues

Tesla gigafactory The construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars is pictured in Gruenheide near Berlin. (Michael Sohn/Associated Press)

AUSTIN, Texas — Tesla delivered 310,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up about 68% from the same period in 2021, the company said April 2.

April 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Plus Weighs IPO of Non-China Business

Plus trucks Plus

Plus is considering listing its non-China businesses in a U.S. initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, after the self-driving-truck startup scrapped a merger with a blank-check company.

April 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Upgrades Autonomous Driving System

Aurora truck One significant improvement to Aurora's self-driving technology includes more complex construction zone navigation. (Aurora via Twitter)

Aurora Innovation Inc. is upgrading its self-driving truck technology as it prepares to commercialize its autonomous vehicle technology.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Congressional Transportation Policymakers Push AV Tech Bill

Torc Robotics truck Autonomous truck by Torc Robotics

Two leading proponents in Congress for the establishment of a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles recently expressed optimism about the eventual passage of their legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2022