Business, Safety, Autonomous

Humans Wanted: Self-Driving Truck Technology Firms Seek Drivers

Self-Driving Truck Technology Pima Community College and TuSimple representatives with TuSimple’s self-driving truck (right) at TuSimple’s testing and development center. (Pima Community College)

A pair of leading developers of autonomous truck technologies, TuSimple and Starsky Robotics, are looking for human drivers to help advance their businesses.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unmanned Truck Operates on Public Road in Sweden

Einride Einride’s cabless T-pod cargo vehicle makes its debut run on a short section of public road in southern Sweden. (Einride)

An unmanned, self-driving truck now is hauling cargo on a short stretch of public road in Sweden.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island

Self-Driving Shuttle One of a fleet of self-driving vehicles unveiled by May Mobility at the Quonset Business Park in Rhode Island. (Matt O'Brien/Associated Press)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
May 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM Self-Driving Unit’s Valuation Swells to $19 Billion

GM An electric, self-driving General Motors Cruise. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit drew $1.15 billion in fresh investment, with T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. joining existing backers, including Honda Motor Co. and SoftBank Vision Fund.

May 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Even Tech Companies Say, ‘There Are Always Going to Be Truck Drivers’

Technology panel at the Mid-America Trucking Show Technology panel at the Mid-America Trucking Show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Is technology in the trucking industry moving too fast for the men and women who sit behind the wheel of big rigs? That was a concern voiced by a number of truck drivers attending a March 29 session at the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

A semi-autonomous car A Magna International Inc. representative demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Holly, Mich. (Graham Walzer/Bloomberg News)

There’s been virtually no increase in public acceptance of self-driving cars even as automakers and tech giants are pouring billions into driverless technology.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Marketing Self-Driving Sensors

Waymo Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo on March 6 began selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies — as long as the customers don’t compete with its core robotaxi business. The sensors, known as lidar, shoot lasers off objects to determine what is nearby.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robot Package Delivery Trucks Developed in Detroit Ready for China, US

Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang via Detroit Free Press/Tribune Content Agency

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: Revolutionize mail and package delivery.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Embark Releases Performance Data

Embark autonomous truck Embark

Self-driving truck startup Embark has issued a voluntary report on the performance of its automated trucks, providing a more detailed look at its testing process and the current capabilities of its technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Simulators Provide Virtual Scenarios for Real-World Autonomous Driving

Real-World Autonomous Driving Shutterstock

Self-driving cars virtually have made every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. But that's a good thing, according to the autonomous technology company.

September 12, 2018