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VW’s Traton, Toyota’s Hino to Collaborate on Electrification

Hino Motors autonomous trucks travel in convoy during a demonstration in Japan. Hino Motors autonomous trucks travel in convoy during a demonstration on a test track in Japan in May 2018. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.’s truck subsidiaries are joining forces on battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles, enabling the companies to split the costs of developing technology needed to comply with stricter emission rules.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Doubles Down on Testing Autonomous Cars in Miami-Dade

A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates a street in Pittsburgh in December 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

After landing in Miami-Dade in 2018 with a fleet of self-driving cars, Ford announced Oct. 26 that it plans to broaden its presence in the area as it explores the frontiers of autonomous vehicles.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Daimler, Waymo Partner to Develop Autonomous Trucks

Daimler-Waymo autonomous truck illustration Daimler Trucks and Waymo are partnering to produce an autonomous Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Waymo Driver. (Waymo)

Daimler Trucks and Waymo have announced an agreement to produce highly automated Level 4 commercial vehicles by combining Daimler’s trucks with Waymo’s technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

With Fully Autonomous Driving Distant, Lidar Finds Its Place

A Mercedes-Benz Urbanetic Vision autonomous electric concept van, manufactured by Daimler AG. A Mercedes-Benz Urbanetic Vision autonomous electric concept van, manufactured by Daimler AG, drives on stage at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Germany in September 2018. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The promise of self-driving cars and robotaxi fleets once seemed just around the corner, but reality is setting in. Makers of the underlying technology are pivoting to more realistic ways of making money in the here and now.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Elon Musk Cruises to $11.8 Billion Haul, Is Now World’s Fourth-Richest Person

Elon Musk's wealth has more than quadrupled this year, the largest gain of anyone on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Elon Musk's wealth has more than quadrupled this year, the largest gain of anyone on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. (Saul Martinez/Getty Images)

Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk collected the fourth tranche of his moonshot award this month, bringing his aggregate haul to $11.8 billion.

Anders Melin | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Records Higher Net Income on Lower Revenue in Q3

Daimler Cascadia truck A Daimler Freightliner Cascadia truck. Third-quarter revenue fell to $47.6 billion compared with $51.2 billion a year earlier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG reported higher net income on lower revenue in the third quarter as core markets began to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Plus Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Plus automated trucks Plus reported it has been conducting pilot tests of its automated driving system for some large logistics providers, with pre-orders coming from some of these early pilot partners. (Plus)

Plus, a provider of self-driving truck technology, announced it selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider to support the commercial deployment of its system.

October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysts View Traton, Navistar Deal as Win-Win

An International truck Navistar reported a near 50% decline in truck sales in the third quarter. (Navistar)

Navistar International Corp. is on the verge of becoming a subsidiary of German truck maker Traton SE, a step analysts said is a positive development for both companies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla to Start Exporting China-Made Model 3 Cars to Europe

Tesla will begin shipping China-made Model 3s to Europe, the company said. A woman walks past a Tesla car being charged in Beijing, China, in January 2019. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. will start exporting Model 3 cars made at its gigafactory on the outskirts of Shanghai to Europe later this month, the automaker said in a statement sent via WeChat.

October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Unit OK’d for Automated Tests in San Francisco

The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s Cruise unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver, joining Amazon .com Inc.-backed Zoox Inc. and a handful of other self-driving startups.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2020

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