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April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

Hino's Yoshio Shimo and VW's Andreas Renschler announced a new strategic partnership between the to companies to develop new technologies. Photo: Joji Nishi

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Tags: Hino, Volkswagen, Future Trucks, Electric Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Partnership, Global

April 5, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 founder and CEO Xuehun Zhai. Photo: G7<br />

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Tags: China, Alternative Fuels, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola Jabs Tesla - Vows to Return Pre-Production Deposit Money

In a recent tweet apparently aimed at Tesla, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need customer deposits to run its business. Photo: Tom Berg

In a Tweet on April 4, 2018, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need deposit money to operate its busines – an apparent jab at Tesla's long-rumored financial troubles.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar&#39;s agreement to explore composite materials for Class 8 trucks comes on the heels of the company&#39;s SuperTruck II project. Photo: Jack Roberts

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from composite materials.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, Fiberglass Composites, SuperTruck, Future Trucks, Composites

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla&#39;s Semi electric truck will have a daily range of 500 miles. Photo: Jack Roberts

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.

Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Tesla, Future Trucks, FedEx, Anheuser-Busch, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

The TMC exhibit hall show floor takes shape Sunday. Photo: Jim Park

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technology, TMC, Future Trucks, Events

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Embark's Self-Driving Truck Goes L.A. to Florida in Latest Journey

Embark&#39;s self-driving truck just completed a five-day, 2,400-mile journey across the U.S. Photo: Embark

Autonomous vehicle technology company Embark has completed a 2,400-mile, coast-to-coast journey in one of its self-driving trucks.

Tags: Startups, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Embark

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Startup Tests Autonomous Delivery Vehicle on Public Route

The udelv autonomous vehicle successfully made deliveries to two nearby customers on a 2.5-mile route that included traffic lights, lane changes, unsignaled left turns, and multiple stops. Photo: udelv

California startup udelv recently finished a public test of its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle along a stretch of road in San Mateo, California.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Delivery Truck, Startups, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Regional Haul

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

Paccar&#39;s Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Toyota, Kenworth, Paccar, Information Technology, Peterbilt, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Future Trucks

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla's Musk Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Truck Launch

Many questions regarding Tesla&#39;s much-anticipated electric truck are due to be answered this Thursday night at a press event in California. Photo: Tesla

In a weekend tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the launch of his new, all-electric truck this week would blow onlookers' heads "right out of their skull."

Tags: Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Elon Musk, Autonomous Vehicles

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Three different types of trucks are being tested: one battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck, and a diesel-hybrid truck. Photo: Siemens

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Smart Highways, TransPower, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company&#39;s vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Volkswagen, Navistar, International Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Mitsubishi Fuso&#39;s all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, UPS, Daimler Trucks North America, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Countries Should Act Now to Avoid Social Disruption from Autonomous Trucks

Countries should begin working together now to ensure smooth adoption of autonomous truck technologies, says a new report. Photo: Freightliner

A newly released report by the International Transport Forum says as many as 4.4 million truck driving jobs could vanish by 2030 as a result of autonomous truck technology.

Tags: Fleet Drivers, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Disruptive Technology, Truck Drivers, Global

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Although the use of electric trucks will likely rise in the coming years, diesel will remain the fuel of choice for fleets, said analyst Rick Mihelic. Photo: Mercedes Benz

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

Tags: Fleet Management, Technology, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Batteries, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Engineers Eye Adaptive Cruise Control as Platooning Enabler

A new study found that adaptive cruise control systems can help maintian mobility, safety, driver comfort, and fuel consumption in platooning operations. Photo: Peloton

According to a new research paper published by the Transportation Research Board, adaptive cruise control has proven to be the best method of maintaining longitudinal vehicle control in platooning applications.

Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler&amp;rsquo;s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks, Safety, Global, Research

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Tags: Mass Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Cummins, Alternative Fuels, Buses

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Finland, Future Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Global

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Bosch Shows off Concept of Trucking Future at IAA

Bosch&#39;s VisionX project details what trucks and the driver&#39;s job may look like in a decade. Photo: Bosch

Bosch shared its vision of the truck of the next decade, and showed off its latest advanced technology, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: IAA, Driver Assistance Systems, Bosch, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

September 21, 2016 - Global News

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show on Tuesday with the debut of its Urban eTruck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

Respondents to an industry survey expect the most likely disruptor of the freight transportation market over the next few years will be Big Data.

No fewer than five technology-based “disruptors” to freight transportation were identified in a recent survey of carrier/3PL/broker, shipper and trucking supplier executives conducted by Princeton Consulting.

Tags: Stifel Nicolaus, Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization, Drones, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Truck Platooning, Internet of Things

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks testing the first series-production autonomous truck on public roads. Photo: Daimler

In Germany Friday, Daimler Trucks is operating what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway.

Tags: Daimler, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future

When Daimler Trucks revealed to the world the first truly autonomous on-highway truck, it was digitally camouflaged to prevent anyone, including competitors, from getting a close look at it. In Hanover, Germany, the day before the official opening of the 2014 International Commercial Vehicle show (IAA), Daimler took the wraps of the truck and showed the worlds its vision of the future.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Global, Future Trucks, IAA

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