Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Startup Argo AI Mulling IPO This Year

Argo An Argo AI autonomous Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. (Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News)

Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, is considering going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with its plans.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Truck Startup Plus Seeks SPAC Merger

Plus Plus trucks. (Plus)

Self-driving truck startup Plus is in advanced talks with a few special purpose acquisition companies for a merger, as it seeks to bankroll its expansion in the autonomous driving industry, according to people familiar with the matter.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Apple More Than Doubled Autonomous Road Tests in 2020

The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News) The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

Apple Inc. more than doubled road testing of its self-driving cars in 2020 as its autonomous technology improved, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Mark Gurman and David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2021
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, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology

Locomation-Wilson Trucks at Wilson's Portland, Ore., facility. (Locomation/Wilson Logistics)

Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Autonomous Mileage Reports Are Out, but Is the Data Meaningful?

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle by Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Alphabet’s Waymo and General Motors-backed Cruise saw their autonomous vehicles require less help from human drivers on California’s public roads in 2019.

Edward Ludlow | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Adding to Austin Self-Driving Car Operation

Ford Self-Driving Car Operation One of the test vehicles from Argo AI and Ford in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Ford Motor Co. is adding to its self-driving car testing operation in Austin, Texas, saying Dec. 11 it has secured two pieces of real estate that will be central to the project.

Hojun Choi | Austin (Texas) American-Statesman
December 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Spread the News: Self-Driving Truck Makes Cross-Country Butter Delivery

Self-Driving A truck. ( via YouTube)

A Silicon Valley startup has completed what appears to be the first commercial freight cross-country trip by an autonomous truck, which finished a 2,800-mile-run from Tulare, Calif., to Quakertown, Pa., for Land O’Lakes in less than three days. The trip was smooth like butter, 40,000 pounds of it.

Levi Sumagaysay | The Cupertino (Calif.) Courier
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Russia’s Yandex Joins the Self-Driving Car Million-Mile Club

Yandex car A Yandex Toyota Prius self-driving taxi trial on open roads in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet firm, said its self-driving cars have passed 1 million miles in fully autonomous driving since it started testing the technology in December 2017, joining an elite group in the emerging robotaxi industry.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs Safety Inquiry

Tesla Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019