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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

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

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

As we head into 2020, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her top takeaways from 2019 on the trends affecting trucking.

January 2, 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

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
AI Is More Likely to Do Your Books Than Drive Your Truck by 2020

AI Is More Likely to Do Your Books Than Drive Your Truck by 2020

Fleet owners and owner-operators are often justifiably wary when hearing about the next ‘Big Thing’ coming to trucking. But while driverless trucks remain a long ways off, artificial intelligence could have a place in your business in the next few years.

July 17, 2019

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

Q&A: Anthony Levandowski on the Future of Autonomous Trucks
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

Panel Focuses on Technology’s Impact on Aftermarket

Panel Focuses on Technology’s Impact on Aftermarket

Electric vehicles, telematics, cyber security, advanced driver assistance systems, automated driving, alternative fuels and the continued growth of e-commerce are all things fleets are facing or will face in the future.

February 1, 2019

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