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Autonomous technologies now drive significant change in trucking and freight transportation. Transport Topics autonomous coverage provides a comprehensive look at that change. It provides the latest details on deployment concepts such as advanced driver-assist systems, transfer hubs, teleoperations, platooning and off-road automation and latest analysis of the companies who are manufacturing, adopting and investing in these technologies. Readers can follow the impact such deployment has on everything from policy and infrastructure initiatives to highway congestion, fuel consumption, fleet management, driver management and business investment.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Terraline to Carry Out Prototype Class 8 Truck Tests in Q1

A prototype of a battery-electric Class 8 truck with an expected range of 500 miles is set to begin its first pilot tests in Florida in the first quarter of 2024, according to vehicle developer Terraline Inc.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Hyundai Unveils Robot-Powered EV Plant in Singapore

Hyundai Motor Group has opened a heavily automated facility in Singapore that will play a crucial role in its electrification strategy, deploying robotics and new production methods.

Yoolim Lee and Heejin Kim | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Cruise CEO Resigns Amid Safety Concerns, Recalls

Kyle Vogt has resigned as CEO of Cruise, General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit, as questions build about the safety of self-driving cars.

November 20, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

DFW Airport Signs Deal With Overair to Explore Air Taxis

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is laying the groundwork for air taxis in the future with an agreement with California-based eVTOL company Overair.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Torc Lays Out Road Map to Autonomous Truck Launch in 2027

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Torc Robotics is fine-tuning its technology and laying the foundation for autonomous fleet operations as it targets a 2027 market launch for its virtual driver product.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Robots Outnumber People 15-to-1 at Massive New UPS Warehouse

UPS Inc. just opened its largest warehouse, and plans to fill the $79 million facility with more than 3,000 robots by next year to handle tasks like lifting and reduce the need for manual labor.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Einride Begins Regular Unmanned Moves for GE Appliances

An unmanned cargo vehicle operated by Swedish startup Einride has begun transporting goods on a regular basis for GE Appliances at a private site in Selmer, Tenn., the companies announced.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
November 13, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Cruise Recalls Cars After Pedestrian Was Dragged

DETROIT — GM's Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is recalling all 950 of its cars to update software after one of them dragged a pedestrian to the side of a San Francisco street in October.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 8, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Delivers Mixed Report as Profit Grows, Revenue Slows

Uber Technologies gave a mixed picture of its business, showing a second consecutive profitable quarter and an increase in demand for rides and delivery but also slowing revenue growth.

Natalie Lung | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Chinese Electric Truck Maker Windrose Will Seek US IPO in 2024

Chinese electric truck maker Windrose Technology has started preparatory work for an initial public offering in the U.S. next year as it plans the commercial rollout of its first vehicle.

Danny Lee | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2023