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Q&A: Kenworth Talks Production Delays, New Trucks, Tech

Q&A: Kenworth Talks Production Delays, New Trucks, Tech

Kenworth General Manager Kevin Baney discussed production delays due to a COVID-19 disruption in microchip availability and sat down with HDT to talk about the past year, his company’s new trucks, technology, and the road ahead.

April 5, 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

Can We Trust Autonomous Driving Technology?
Waymo: Lessons from Light-Duty Shaping Class 8 Autonomous Project

Waymo: Lessons from Light-Duty Shaping Class 8 Autonomous Project

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

What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

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

Q&A: Starsky's Seltz-Axmacher on Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: Starsky's Seltz-Axmacher on Autonomous Trucks

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

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

How to Lease an Autonomous Delivery Van

How to Lease an Autonomous Delivery Van

Grocers, food retailers, and auto parts stores are contracting with autonomous last-mile delivery services today. Here’s how the business model is evolving in its early stages.

March 17, 2020

Penske, Waymo Share Vision for Future of Autonomous Trucking

Penske, Waymo Share Vision for Future of Autonomous Trucking

Penske’s Bill Combs and Waymo’s Charlie Jatt believe the trucking industry can reap the benefits before achieving Level 5 autonomy through repositioning warehouses that are optimized for AVs, employing tele-operations, and adapting automated safety technologies available now.

March 3, 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 Plans to Offer Fully Self-Driving Trucks Within 5 Years
The Future of Medium-Duty Truck Engines

The Future of Medium-Duty Truck Engines

The medium-duty truck market is healthy, ready for continued growth, and currently impacted by several outside factors including emissions regulations and fleet needs.

October 2, 2019

3 Reasons AV Fleets Will Proliferate Private Sites First

3 Reasons AV Fleets Will Proliferate Private Sites First

Autonomous vehicles may first deploy in planned communities, campuses, government facilities, and industrial sites because they offer lower risk, fewer regulations, and clearer business models than public environments.

September 20, 2019

Q&A: Starsky Robotics Founder on the Digitization of Freight and Autonomous Trucks
Q&A: Anthony Levandowski on the Future of Autonomous Trucks
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