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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

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

Q&A: DTNA's Nielsen Reflects on Career, Technological Change
Peterbilt Chief on EVs, Autonomous Tech and the New Model 579

Peterbilt Chief on EVs, Autonomous Tech and the New Model 579

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: What Wabco Deal Means for Next-Generation Mobility

ZF: What Wabco Deal Means for Next-Generation Mobility

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

4 Trends Affecting the Future of Commercial Tires
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

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

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

Waymo Outlines Plans to Integrate Autonomous Trucking in Fleets
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

Dig Deeper: Artificial Intelligence and Trucking
What Artificial Intelligence is Good at – And What it's Not
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