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Category: AUTONOMOUS

Embark Launches Partner Development Program to Bring Embark Driver to Market

Embark Launches Partner Development Program to Bring Embark Driver to Market

| April 9, 2021

Leading carriers Werner Enterprises, Mesilla Valley Transportation, and Bison Transport join to define autonomous trucking within carrier networks Embark, a leading developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, launches its Partner Development Program with Werner Enterprises, Mesilla Valley Transportation, and Bison Transport. The program brings Embark and leading carriers together to work on autonomous […]

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Self-Driving Truck Company Plus Upsizes Recent Fundraising to $420 Million

Self-Driving Truck Company Plus Upsizes Recent Fundraising to $420 Million

| April 1, 2021

Plus added $220 million in new financing co-led by FountainVest Partners and ClearVue Partners, with participation from Quanta Computer Inc Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading provider of self-driving truck technology, has added $220 million in new financing co-led by FountainVest Partners and ClearVue Partners, with participation from Quanta Computer Inc., Phi Zoyi Capital, and Millennium […]

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Embark Universal Interface Accelerates Integration of Self-Driving Technology Across Major Truck OEM Platforms

Embark Universal Interface Accelerates Integration of Self-Driving Technology Across Major Truck OEM Platforms

| April 1, 2021

Embark launches an interoperable self-driving stack that will work across Freightliner, International, Peterbilt, and Volvo trucks Embark autonomous technology for the trucking industry, launches the Embark Universal Interface (EUI), a set of standardized self-driving components and the flexible interfaces necessary for major truck OEMs to more easily and robustly integrate Embark’s autonomous technology onto their […]

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Optimus Ride and Polaris Announce Partnership to Bring Custom Designed, Fully Autonomous GEM Electric Vehicles to Market

Optimus Ride and Polaris Announce Partnership to Bring Custom Designed, Fully Autonomous GEM Electric Vehicles to Market

| March 31, 2021

Partnership aims to accelerate the future of urban mobility within commercial and microtransit markets Optimus Ride, a leading autonomous mobility service provider, and Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced a partnership to bring fully autonomous GEM vehicles to market. Under this joint development agreement, an exclusive line of Polaris GEM electric low-speed vehicles (LSVs) will be […]

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Self-driving Car From Lawyer Frederick Penney’s Perspective

Self-driving Car From Lawyer Frederick Penney’s Perspective

| March 29, 2021

Looking at accidents from an injury and criminal lawyers’ perspective On March 18, 2018, the first known automobile accident death by a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Arizona where a Volvo XC90 SUV struck Elaine Herzberg while crossing the street with her bicycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elaine_Herzberg. As the managing partner of Penney and Associates, Injury lawyers I have thought about the ramifications of this […]

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Trimble Named GNSS Positioning Technology Supplier for VSI Labs Autonomous Vehicle Research Program

Trimble Named GNSS Positioning Technology Supplier for VSI Labs Autonomous Vehicle Research Program

| March 29, 2021

On the Road Providing Reliable In-Lane Positioning for the Year-Long Research Program Trimble has formed an alliance with autonomous vehicle research firm VSI Labs. Trimble will serve as the GNSS precise-positioning and orientation technology supplier for VSI’s autonomous research vehicle program. The alliance officially kicks off at Destination ACM, a long-distance driving event that leverages […]

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