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Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

Virginia Port to Evaluate Autonomous Trucks

The Virginia Port Authority has received a federal grant that will allow it to begin evaluating the potential benefits of autonomous truck use for intermodal port operations.

February 1, 2021

Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Showcases Autonomous Truck Freight Runs

Kodiak Robotics is now making 200-plus-mile “disengagement-free” autonomous freight runs with a tractor-trailer equipped with its autonomous driving technology.

January 12, 2021

Daimler Showcases Second-Generation Autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
Scania Hails Positioning Accuracy Breakthrough for Autonomous Vehicles
Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo Begins Autonomous Mapping Runs in New Mexico and Texas

Waymo has begun carrying out interstate mapping operations by a fleet of minivans in New Mexico and Texas – a move that is seen by many tech observers as a prelude to long-haul evaluation runs of tractor-trailers under autonomous control.

January 23, 2020

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D

A new report issued by the U.S. National Science and Technology Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out the Trump administration’s plans to stake out a leadership role for the country in the global race to develop autonomous vehicle technology.

January 13, 2020

HDT's 2019 Test Drives in Review

HDT's 2019 Test Drives in Review

Our editors get to climb behind the wheel of some truly fascinating pieces of equipment. Here's a look back at 2019's test drives.

December 26, 2019

TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said the results of a recent fuel economy study proved that trucks under autonomous control get up to 10% better fuel economy than similarly equipped trucks operating with human drivers.

December 18, 2019

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

At a recent conference at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Shell presented an array of speakers who sized up the state of alternative fuel technologies in trucking and a likely timeline for real-world adoption of these new means of moving freight.

November 27, 2019

Andrew Yang Wants a 'Trucking Czar' in the White House

Andrew Yang Wants a 'Trucking Czar' in the White House

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang said in the Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20 that if elected, he would appoint a "trucking czar" to oversee the transition from human drivers to autonomous vehicles.

November 21, 2019

Scania Showcases Cab-less Concept Autonomous Truck
Q&A: Starsky Robotics Founder on the Digitization of Freight and Autonomous Trucks
Peloton Announces Level 4 Driverless Truck Platooning System
Autonomous Delivery Robots Go Mainstream [Photos]

Autonomous Delivery Robots Go Mainstream [Photos]

As companies around the globe move to cash in on the rapidly emerging last-mile delivery segment, autonomous methods of delivery, from self-driving vans to drones to mall delivery robots, are being developed to help get everything from pizzas to parcels into the hands of customers.

June 21, 2019

Q&A: Torc Robotics CEO on Daimler Acquisition and Autonomous Tech Timeline
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