Autonomous Truck Startup Locomation Laying Off Employees
Driverless truck startup company Locomation has laid off most of its staff as it winds down operations, the second autonomous vehicle outfit in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area to encounter financial difficulties in four months.
Ohio Rep. Bob Latta Touts AV Tech’s Safety Potential
Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Latta pointed to the potential for considering legislation regarding autonomous vehicle technology during this session of Congress.
Electric, Autonomous Trucks Hold Promise, Executives Say
LAS VEGAS — Autonomous and electric-powered trucks hold great potential to improve safety and efficiency in the freight transportation sector, but it will take time for these emerging technologies to overcome various market challenges and achieve widespread commercialization, industry executives said.
TuSimple Says It Didn’t Share Tech With China-Linked Hydron
TuSimple Holdings Inc., an autonomous trucking startup that’s been the subject of U.S. investigations, said it hasn’t shared self-driving technology with another startup with Chinese ties.
AVIA Taps Jeff Farrah as First Executive Director
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association announced the appointment of Jeff Farrah as the organization’s inaugural executive director.October 25, 2022
ATA Leader Chris Spear Doesn’t See Automation as Threat to Drivers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said he doesn’t view the ongoing advancement of autonomous trucking as a threat to drivers, since economic factors will ensure demand for drivers for years to come.
Kodiak Robotics Introduces Next-Gen Autonomous Truck
Kodiak Robotics has unveiled its fourth-generation autonomous truck, which is set to hit the roads during the fourth quarter.October 1, 2021
Auto Group Backs Guidelines for Partially Automated Vehicles
DETROIT — The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them.
AV Holds Promise, But Lacks ‘Go Anywhere’ Ability, Panelists Say
Experts advised people to manage their expectations of automated vehicles for their traveling capabilities.
Assembling the Autonomous Truck
Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.