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Category: AUTONOMOUS

UPS, Automated Trucks and the Future of Freight

UPS, Automated Trucks and the Future of Freight

| September 10, 2019

With technology taking the wheel, the role of drivers is soon set to evolve from “operator” to “supervisor,” or even “technician.” The “autonomous fleet” has been arguably one of the hottest topics of conversation within trucking and freight circles over the last few years. With Daimler testing autonomous Freightliner trucks and UPS announcing recently that […]

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Daimler Trucks begins testing automated trucks on public roads

Daimler Trucks begins testing automated trucks on public roads

| September 9, 2019

Development and testing of trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in Virginia Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads. The initial routes are on highways in southwest Virginia, where Torc Robotics is headquartered. All automated runs require both an […]

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BOSCH AND HANWHA HAVE INVESTED MORE THAN $230 MILLION IN NIKOLA

BOSCH AND HANWHA HAVE INVESTED MORE THAN $230 MILLION IN NIKOLA

| September 5, 2019

Bosch helped Nikola develop of its heavy-duty vehicle fuel cell system and battery technology As part of its ongoing fundraising effort, Nikola Corporation announced two strategic investors from its prior funding rounds. Bosch and Hanwha have each invested at least $100 million, totaling $230 million. Earlier this week, Nikola announced the lead investor, CNH Industrial, […]

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Report Shows More than 93% of Light Duty Vehicles Are Expected to Include Built-in Telematics by 2028

Report Shows More than 93% of Light Duty Vehicles Are Expected to Include Built-in Telematics by 2028

| September 5, 2019

In the near-term, a major technology standards battle between cellular vehicle-to-everything and dedicated short-range communications is delaying deployments A new report from Navigant Research provides an analysis of the market development for vehicles with telematics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), Wi-Fi, and services, with global market forecasts, segmented by connective technology and region, through 2028. Many of today’s major automakers […]

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CNH Industrial to lead NIKOLA’s Series D round with $250MM USD investment

CNH Industrial to lead NIKOLA’s Series D round with $250MM USD investment

| September 3, 2019

Parties announce strategic partnership to industrialize fuel-cell and battery electric Heavy-Duty Trucks for North America and Europe CNH Industrial announced its intention to enter into a strategic and exclusive Heavy Duty Truck partnership with Nikola Corporation, based in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A., to accelerate industry transformation towards emission neutrality of Class 8 / Heavy Duty Trucks […]

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Russian Railways Demonstrated Driverless Train

Russian Railways Demonstrated Driverless Train

| August 29, 2019

What we saw is a major technological breakthrough Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Maxim Akimov and the Chairman of Russian Railways (RZD) Oleg Belozyorov took a test trip on Russia’s first unmanned electric train Lastochka on the experimental railway ring in Shcherbinka during the International Railway Salon PRO//Motion.EXPO on August 28th. “What we saw is a major technological breakthrough, because […]

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