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ZF Steers Course Deeper Into Commercial Vehicle Opportunities

ZF truck and trailer ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is looking to nearly double its 2019 revenue from its commercial vehicle segment, which now includes its $7.1 billion acquisition of Wabco Holdings Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise, Walmart Team Up for Driverless Delivery

A Cruise autonomous vehicle is seen with a Walmart-branded bag outside it. Cruise is just the latest partner for Walmart, which has been doing similar self-driving car tests with Waymo and Nuro, as well as pilot programs for drone delivery. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is about to team up with Cruise, the self-driving car unit majority-owned by General Motors Co., to experiment with delivering customer orders using driverless vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China

Plus Plus

Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

General Motors Plans 3,000 Hires for EV Development

A charging plug is connected to a GM Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. is going on a hiring binge to accelerate its development of electric vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck RyderVentures will focus on e-commerce fulfillment, asset sharing, next-generation vehicles, automation and data analytics. (Ryder System Inc.)

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Plans Information Collection on Automated Driving Systems

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced plans to submit an Information Collection Request associated with a project to learn more about trucking industry representatives’ opinions of automated driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Looks to Calm Doubts About Driverless Cars With Data Release

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

The voluntary disclosure comes less than a month after Waymo announced that it would begin offering fully driverless service to customers in Arizona and days before an election that could usher in a much tougher regulatory regime.

October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler to Take Stake in Luminar, Diversifying Autonomous Efforts

Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies, holds a lidar box for a photograph. Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies, holds a lidar box at the company's headquarters in Portola Valley, Calif., in July 2017. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG’s truck unit is investing in a laser-sensor startup to bolster its development of self-driving trucks in the U.S. less than a week after striking a deal to use driverless technology from a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple to Build Hub in Texas, Expects Fully Driverless Routes in 2021

TuSimple's autonomous technology for trucks could yield fully driverless routes as early as next year. TuSimple's autonomous technology for trucks could yield fully driverless routes as early as next year. (Business Wire via AP)

Global automated trucking company TuSimple is setting up shop at AllianceTexas’ newly launched Mobility Innovation Zone, which it hopes will bolster a national expansion and fully driverless testing.

Dom DiFurio | The Dallas Morning News
October 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50

The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” work in concert with pickers to boost efficiency at an XPO Logistics warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020

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