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CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

It will be impractical to have autonomous trucks pull into inspections stations, so CVSA and the industry are examining alternatives to traditional vehicle inspections.

July 26, 2021

Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Waymo offers a virtual ride-along in the cab of one of its autonomous fleet trucks. A 15-minute loop around the south side of Phoenix reveals how the AI recognizes and responds to traffic.

March 25, 2021

Building an Autonomous Truck Driver

Building an Autonomous Truck Driver

Autonomous trucks learn and think and adapt to situations just like human drivers, but they do it faster, and they never tire or become distracted. At least that’s the promise. Learn more about the technology behind autonomous trucks.

March 19, 2021

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast.

April 6, 2020

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero, will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.

June 12, 2019

Getting the Most Out of Cruise Control

Getting the Most Out of Cruise Control

While an experienced driver with a light foot may still be the best way to maximize fuel economy, with the advent of predictive cruise control, you'd be hard-pressed to beat its efficiency in everyday driving.

May 17, 2019

Jeff Sass: Electric Trucks, Connectivity Are In, Platooning and Autonomous Trucks Are Out
Q&A: Autonomous Truck Developer TuSimple Makes Its Case

Q&A: Autonomous Truck Developer TuSimple Makes Its Case

In a sit-down interview with HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park, Robert Brown, director of public affairs for truck tech start-up TuSimple, explains the capabilities, current limitations and potential for its autonomous truck technology.

February 27, 2019

Active Steering is There to Assist Drivers, Not Take Over
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