Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

TuSimple, ZF Pair to Develop Technology for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple truck TuSimple's partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen starts in April and includes potential sales in North America, Europe and China. (TuSimple)

Autonomous driving company TuSimple has reached a deal with German vehicle components maker ZF Friedrichshafen to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TuSimple Expands Autonomous Trucking Program With UPS

TuSimple TuSimple

Autonomous-driving technology company TuSimple is expanding its freight-hauling pilot program with UPS to 20 trips a week and adding another route.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Reports Its Autonomous Trucks Reduce Fuel Consumption

TuSimple A TuSimple truck. (TuSimple)

Self-driving truck company TuSimple announced its autonomous technology reduced fuel consumption for trips by its prototype heavy-duty trucks by at least 10% compared with manually driven trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

TuSimple to Use New Funds for System Development, Route Expansion

TuSimple truck TuSimple, a provider of autonomous driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, has locked down three new Series D investors in addition to previously announced participant UPS. (TuSimple)

Startup autonomous truck company TuSimple announced commitments from investors for an additional $120 million. These funds are part of an extended Series D round that was oversubscribed and reached a total of $215 million.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

UPS Invests in TuSimple to Pursue Self-Driving Trucks

TuSimple self-driving truck TuSimple

UPS Inc. announced its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple to test self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS network.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TuSimple Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Mail for Postal Service in Two-Week Pilot

TuSimple TuSimple’s self-driving tractors will haul U.S. Postal Service trailers. (TuSimple)

Self-driving trucks operated by startup TuSimple will haul mail and packages across the Southwest in a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startups TuSimple, Ike Attract More Investment to Fuel Development

Ike automated vehicle A worker checks a sensor on a test truck operated by Ike, which is developing automated driving technology for commercial vehicles. (Ike)

Self-driving truck startups TuSimple and Ike both announced new funding in February to fuel the continued development of their automated driving systems for commercial vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Proceeds With Plans to Build World’s Largest Self-Driving Truck Fleet

TuSimple self-driving truck TuSimple says it will have 40 self-driving trucks operating in the United States by June. (TuSimple)

LAS VEGAS — Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said it will expand its U.S. test fleet to 40 vehicles by June, which the company claims will make it the world’s largest self-driving truck business.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology

TuSimple Says Cameras in Its Autonomous Trucks Interpret Objects at Record Distance

TuSimple autonomous truck A TuSimple autonomous truck with its camera technology runs on a highway. (TuSimple)

TuSimple, a provider of autonomous driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, announced its advanced camera-based solution can interpret objects up to 3,280 feet away, an industry first.

September 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

What's Next on the Road to Self-Driving Trucks?

RoadSigns podcast

Automation in the trucking industry is ramping up quickly. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? Episode 2 of RoadSigns has the answers. Click to listen.

July 27, 2018