When Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started working on artificial intelligence at Daimler in 1995, few people knew what AI was or had heard of neural networks. Now he’s in the thick of autonomous truck development and more as the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America.
August 4, 2020
In its annual sustainability report, General Motors outlines its electrification and mobility initiatives as well as a previously unannounced electric full-size pickup.
July 17, 2020
Einride, which says its autonomous, electric Pods have the potential to transform shipping networks, for the first time publicly demonstrated how remote operators can monitor and control multiple Pods from a single remote drive station.
April 7, 2020
Season two of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast is now available, covering topics such as California’s AB5 law restricting the use of independent contractors, autonomous trucks, electric trucks, and reducing unscheduled downtime.
April 1, 2020
UPS has begun testing the suitability and durability of Gaussin electric vehicles, which also have autonomous driving capability, to move semi-trailers and containers on the grounds of UPS’s advanced-technology freight hub in London.
March 13, 2020
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
Electrification, autonomous trucks, and connectivity are transforming the goods transportation industry. Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, explored these topics at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s lunch briefing during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta Oct. 29.
October 30, 2019
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, has announced the formation of its newest council, the Heavy Duty Advanced Technology Council.
July 19, 2019
The board of Haldex has decided on a change of leadership for the company, naming board member Helene Svahn to chief executive officer.
June 3, 2019
Einride said its T-Pod autonomous vehicle weighs 26 metric tons (28.6 U.S. tons) when loaded and does not have a driver cabin, which it estimates reduces road freight operating costs by around 60% versus a diesel truck with a driver.
May 16, 2019
Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, sat down and talked to HDT about what the last 10 years have been like showcasing and validating new trucking technology and what he thinks the next decade will bring.
February 14, 2019