autonomous trucks

California governor vetoes bill to ban driverless AV trucks

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Friday that would have required a human safety operator to be present any time a self-driving truck operated on public roads in the state. The win for the au

California bill to ban driverless autonomous trucks goes to Newsom’s desk

In a blow to the autonomous trucking industry, the California Senate passed a bill Monday that requires a trained human safety operator to be present any time a self-driving, heavy-duty vehicle operat

SoftBank Group backs former Argo AI founders on new self-driving trucks startup Stack AV

There’s a new self-driving trucks startup in town. And the faces are familiar. Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander and Brett Browning — the trio behind the now defunct Ford and VW-backed autonomous ve

Waymo puts the brakes on self-driving trucks program

Waymo is tapping the brakes on self-driving trucks and shifting most of its capital, resources and talent to one commercial bet: ride-hailing. The move, which was announced Wednesday in a company blog

TuSimple may sell US business as it turns attention to Asia

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple may sell its U.S. business, the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. TuSimple, which is on the verge of being delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange fo

Kodiak, Loadsmith to put 800 trucks on new autonomous freight network

Autonomous trucking startup Kodiak Robotics has signed a deal with Loadsmith, a marketplace that connects shippers and carriers, to put 800 Kodiak-equipped trucks on its platform.  Loadsmith says its

TuSimple tests removing human driver from self-driving truck in China

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple last week successfully completed a series of fully autonomous semi-truck runs on public roads in China without a human present in the vehicle and without human int

Fernride nudges yard trucks toward full autonomy with $31M in new funds

Fernride has figured out a way to launch a commercially viable autonomous, electric truck business today. The secret? Not driving on public roads. Most AV trucking companies are going after the moonsh

TuSimple has started testing its self-driving truck tech in Japan

TuSimple, a publicly traded company developing self-driving trucks, is doing regular test runs on an expressway in Japan, marking its entrance into the island nation, the company said Tuesday. The tes

California lawmakers and AV industry battle for future of self-driving trucks

A California bill that would require a trained human safety operator to be present any time a heavy-duty autonomous vehicle operates on public roads in the state is getting traction. The bill, first i

Kodiak Robotics is adding an electric, autonomous semi truck to its fleet next year

Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics plans to introduce an electric autonomous Class 8 truck to its fleet in 2024. The news comes as California, one of the states Kodiak hopes to do business

TuSimple co-founder blames exit on CEO pay and autonomy downgrade

TuSimple co-founder Xiaodi Hou has refuted allegations from senior leadership that he was trying to poach staff for his new company. In a LinkedIn post, Hou said that he resigned from TuSimple’s

TuSimple co-founder resigns, accused of poaching staff for new venture

TuSimple’s co-founder Xiaodi Hou resigned from the company’s board of directors last week amid an internal investigation which sought to verify claims that Hou approached TuSimple employee

Gatik’s Gautam Narang on the importance of knowing your customer

We sat down with Gatik CEO and co-founder Gautam Narang to learn more about why Gatik doesn’t do free pilots, the importance of knowing your customer and what investors are looking for today.

Autonomous and electric truck company Einride raises $500M in equity and debt

Einride today announced a $500 million tranche of financing as it looks to expand its autonomous and electric trucks into new markets globally. The cash injection constitutes an equity-based $200 mill

Kodiak Robotics wins $50M to help US Army build AVs for recon, surveillance

Autonomous trucking technology company Kodiak Robotics won a $49.9 million contract from the the U.S. Department of Defense to help the Army automate future ground vehicles to conduct high-risk missio

TuSimple and Navistar end deal to co-develop autonomous trucks

Autonomous trucking technology company TuSimple and truck manufacturer Navistar have scrapped their deal to co-develop self-driving trucks, the companies said Monday. The move to end the partnership c

Aurora says it has enough cash to commercialize autonomous trucks in 2024

Aurora Innovation said Wednesday it will have enough money to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technology until its commercial launch in mid-2024 — an effort to assuage shareholders amid a forms autonomous truck JV with Sany Heavy Truck in China

Autonomous vehicle company is forming a strategic joint venture with Sany Heavy Truck, a subsidiary of Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry, to create an autonomous truck b

Kodiak Robotics pilots autonomous trucking between California, Texas and Florida

Autonomous trucking startup Kodiak Robotics recently completed a coast-to-coast commercial run between Texas, California and Florida for 10 Roads Express, a USPS mail carrier, according to Kodiak. The
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