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Q&A: Torc CEO Talks Autonomous-Truck Development

Q&A: Torc CEO Talks Autonomous-Truck Development

"This idea that we’re just going to keep adding sensor after sensor to these trucks without eventually reinventing the chassis from the ground up doesn’t make any sense." Find out why in this HDT interview with Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming about autonomous-truck development.

November 24, 2021

Daimler Showcases Second-Generation Autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
2020 Trucking Ahead

2020 Trucking Ahead

The early signs indicate this will be a newsworthy year -- both inside trucking and out. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

January 3, 2020

Integrated Powertrain Project in the Works from TomTom, Daimler, Bosch
Freightliner Delivers First eCascadia Electric Trucks
Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

In Josh Switkes’ view, it's way too premature to write truck platooning off as a dead end technology. And HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts agrees with that point.

July 19, 2019

Q&A: Torc Robotics CEO on Daimler Acquisition and Autonomous Tech Timeline
Daimler Trucks Acquires Majority Stake in Torc Robotics
Trucking Goes Mainstream at CES

Trucking Goes Mainstream at CES

The import of CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is now so massive that even Class 8 truck OEMs want to showcase their vehicles and technologies at the show. Savvy fleet managers would do well to consider why that's so, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

January 11, 2019

Freightliner Vocational Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue
Trucking's Future Was on Display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show
Daimler's Daum: Platooning May Not be the Holy Grail

Daimler's Daum: Platooning May Not be the Holy Grail

At the HDMA Breakfast at the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, the head of Daimler’s Truck and Bus business division noted that not all new technologies ultimately pan out. And truck platooning may be one of them.

September 21, 2018

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.

June 12, 2018

Future Tech Gets Trashed

Future Tech Gets Trashed

The trucking segment arguably leading the way forward in terms of new technology and alternative fuels is one that would surprise most casual observers of today's trucking industry. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor.

April 27, 2018

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