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TuSimple Initiates Planned Leadership Succession

TuSimple autonomous truck TuSimple is moving to its next phase of commercializing SAE Level 4 autonomous trucking technology. (TuSimple)

Autonomous truck technology developer TuSimple announced co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Xiaodi Hou will succeed Cheng Lu as CEO and Mo Chen as company chairman, effective immediately.

March 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Honda, Sony Join Forces on New Electric Vehicle

Kenichiro Yoshida and Toshihiro Mibe Sony Group CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Honda Motor CEO Toshihiro Mibe shake hands at a press conference in Tokyo on March 4, 2022. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)

Sony Group Corp. and Honda Motor Co. agreed to establish a joint venture this year to start selling an electric vehicle by 2025, both sides said March 4.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
March 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Invites UAW to Hold Organizing Vote at Factory

Elon Musk Elon Musk and his fan base have been upset with President Biden, who rarely mentions Tesla when he talks about electric vehicles. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via Associated Press)

DETROIT — Elon Musk is inviting the United Auto Workers union to hold an organizing vote at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif.

March 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Waymo, Cruise Set Pace in Electrifying Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo A Waymo Jaguar I-Pace, a battery-electric vehicle. (Waymo)

Autonomous vehicles are mostly electric so far. That’s one of the main conclusions of BloombergNEF’s just-published annual report analyzing the state of AV testing programs in the U.S. and China.

Colin McKerracher | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Names Interim CEO Vogt Full-Time Chief

Kyle Vogt, founder and chief executive officer of Cruise Automation Kyle Vogt started the business in 2013 and was CEO of Cruise when GM acquired it in 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle company that is majority-owned by General Motors Co., named founder Kyle Vogt its full-time chief executive officer.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Embark Partners With Alterra on Transfer Points

Embark truck Embark

Autonomous truck software developer Embark Trucks Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Alterra Property Group, a real estate investment company focused on industrial outdoor storage properties, to identify and launch transfer-point sites across the Sunbelt.

February 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

TMC to Tackle Electrification in First Annual Meeting Since 2020

TMC Attendees walk the exhibit floor at a past TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council plans to focus its annual meeting on electrifying performance in maintenance management.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Spartan, Uhnder Partner to Offer Next-Gen Radar Tech for Automated Trucks

Spartan Spartan Software engineers review new data sets captured in the field. (Spartan)

Sensor technology suppliers Spartan Radar and Uhnder Inc. have formed a partnership to develop improved sensing capabilities for advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous driving technology for commercial trucks.

February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Agrees to US Oversight, Concluding Probe

TuSimple truck TuSimple

Trucking startup TuSimple Holdings Inc. reached an agreement with U.S. authorities to resolve security concerns around its self-driving truck operations and the company’s ties with China.

Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Michael Lohscheller Named President at Nikola Motor

Michael Lohscheller Michael Lohscheller by Nikola Corp.

Nikola Corp. named Michael Lohscheller president of Nikola Motor with the aim of scaling its global heavy-duty truck business.

February 22, 2022