"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
Autonomous truck developer Torc Robotics invited HDT for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at its work developing self-driving trucks. Here’s what we learned.
November 21, 2021
Autonomous vehicle control systems and battery-electric trucks are poised to put new demands on commercial air brake systems and fast-track further development.
October 4, 2021
After years of HDT Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge reporting on a trend toward more and more vertical integration at truck makers, we’re now seeing the push to zero-emissions and autonomous vehicles turning that on its head. Is collaboration helping the industry?
August 9, 2021
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
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
Roger Nielsen has seen a lot change in his 35 years with Daimler Trucks North America. The soon-to-retire CEO shares a historic perspective and his thoughts on current and future challenges in a wide-ranging interview.
February 19, 2021
Peterbilt just culminated a five-year development process with the launch of its New Model 379 Class 8 truck – but it’s far from the only thing the company has been working on. We talked to General Manager Jason Skoog about the new truck, electrification, and autonomous technology.
February 8, 2021
ZF says its acquisition of Wabco will create “a leading global integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technology.” But what does that mean for North American fleets? Find out in this interview with HDT.
December 11, 2020
How are trucking trends going to affect the commercial tires you buy in the future?
December 6, 2020
Before the industry began eyeing the possibility of driverless semis, there was a little car secretly driving around the country with no one at the wheel. This has now evolved into a new project, Waymo Via, which is looking to make autonomous trucking and local delivery a reality.
October 17, 2020
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
The middle mile in the supply chain is ripe for efficiency gains, while its repeatable routes make it a fit for early autonomous transportation adoption. Gatik’s Sam Saad explains when, how, and why.
August 4, 2020
While agnostic on deployment models and vague on timelines for deployment, Waymo is clear — its end goal is to be a technology provider, not a truck manufacturer or fleet owner.
July 14, 2020
Starsky Robotics had to give up on its goal of truly driverless trucks earlier this year after failing to secure additional needed funding. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park recently spoke to founder Stefan Seltz-Axmacher about what happened and why true self-driving truck technology may be harder than we think.
May 21, 2020