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Season Two of HDT Talks Trucking Podcast Now Available

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.

Starsky Robotics Takes its Final Bow

Starsky Robotics founder Stefan Seltz-Axmacher said his autonomous trucks development company is shutting down. "Trucking companies aren’t great technology customers," he said.

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.

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.

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.

Volvo Chief: Technology Driving an Industry in Transition

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.

A Walk-Around of TuSimple's Self-Driving Truck [Video]

TuSimple says it will have a true driverless truck, able to travel depot to depot without a driver, available to order come 2023. Chief Product Officer Chuck Price gives HDT's Deborah Lockridge a quick walk-around of TuSimple's sixth-generation autonomous technology.