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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

Imagining a Completely Driverless Truck

Imagining a Completely Driverless Truck

A truck designed from the ground up with only minimal considerations for human passengers would be a radically different vehicle from the ones on the road today.

December 29, 2020

Connectivity Comes Online at TMC

Connectivity Comes Online at TMC

It’s usually not by design, but trade shows usually have an unofficial theme that can provide clues as to where a particular industry is heading. At the TMC Annual Meeting, HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts thinks connectivity was the most dominant topic of discussion.

February 27, 2020

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

Isuzu, Honda Ink Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D Deal

Isuzu, Honda Ink Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D Deal

Isuzu and Honda have announced that they will be working together to develop hydrogen fuel cell technologies for commercial trucks and passenger car markets.

January 17, 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

Alexa Everywhere – Even in Big Trucks

Alexa Everywhere – Even in Big Trucks

Artificial intelligence personal assistants in the truck cab may completely revolutionize the driver-vehicle interface experience, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts in the Truck Tech blog.

January 13, 2020

2020 Trucking Ahead

2020 Trucking Ahead

The early signs indicate this will be a newsworthy year -- both inside trucking and out. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

January 3, 2020

Trucking Technology: 2019 in the Rear-View Mirror

Trucking Technology: 2019 in the Rear-View Mirror

2019 wasn't so much a year of earth-shattering headlines on the trucking technology front, as it was a year of consolidating gains and making solid business cases for new ways of moving goods. Commentary by HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

December 31, 2019

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

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

Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks at the NACV Show [Video]
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Self-Driving Tech Developer Aims for 24/7 Trucking

Self-Driving Tech Developer Aims for 24/7 Trucking

Much of the talk around self-driving trucks has focused on safety enhancements lately. But Waymo's CEO made it clear that trucking nonstop and around-the-clock remains the Holy Grail of tech developers.

October 1, 2019

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