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Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.

December 18, 2019

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

June 4, 2019

Q&A: ZF on How Advanced Technologies Can Improve Trucking Efficiency and Safety
ZF Unveils its Latest Roadmap to Electric and Automated Trucks and More
Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

January 23, 2018

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

September 7, 2017

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

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

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.

July 11, 2017

Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck

Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck

Yet another startup tech firm has rolled into the autonomous truck arena. San Mateo, Calif.-based Embark publicly revealed its prototype self-driving truck on Feb. 24.

February 24, 2017

ZF Emphasizes Safety with Newest Innovation Concept Truck
ZF Takes Stake in Autonomous Tech Firm

ZF Takes Stake in Autonomous Tech Firm

ZF has announced it has acquired a 40% minority stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company is a market leader in lidar (light detection and ranging) technology.

August 2, 2016

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

March 21, 2016

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

Gauging Trucking’s Digital Disruptors

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.

February 11, 2016

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

September 16, 2015