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Autonomous Trucking

Volvo’s autonomous vehicle Vera enters port duty

First announced last year, Volvo Trucks’ Vera autonomous vehicle is moving quickly in testing –  it is now hauling containers from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The test is part of a collaboration between Volvo Trucks (OTC: VLVLY ) and DFDS, a ferry and logistics company. “We want to be …

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Real estate developer Hillwood unveils plans for futuristic mobility innovation zone

Industrial real estate developer Hillwood has announced the establishment of a Mobility Innovation Zone in Alliance, Texas, as part of its push to create a cutting-edge center for developing futuristic transportation technology. In Alliance, Hillwood has developed a 26,000-acre master-planned community and inland port north of Fort Worth, bringing in nearly $76 billion in economic …

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BoxBot testing autonomous electric vehicles for parcel firm OnTrac

Delivery firm BoxBot is testing a self-driving, electric-powered vehicle in northern California for regional parcel firm OnTrac after the state issued BoxBot a permit to test the operation of an autonomous vehicle with an individual in the driver’s seat. Separately, BoxBot has begun driving electric-powered, non-autonomous vehicles for OnTrac in the Oakland metropolitan area. Oakland-based …

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On the road again – three ways data is enabling smarter transportation management

The rise of e-commerce continues to drive greater expectations around speed, agility and visibility. Transportation and warehousing providers have been forced to evolve rapidly to keep pace with increasingly high service level demands – from manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Supply chain technology – powered by data and analytics – is enabling that evolution. These powerful …

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Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger is a sign of things to come in the auto industry

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is seeking to woo the French government to back its bid for a merger with automaker Renault by offering a special dividend and stronger job guarantees . The French government is involved because it is Renault’s largest shareholder with a 15 percent stake and thus can sway the merger decision. If …

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TuSimple revs up U.S. Postal Service

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling the agency’s trailers more than 1,000 miles between the USPS distribution centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. “We’re very excited about this,” said Robert Brown, TuSimple’s …

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Starsky Robotics tests self-driving truck on Florida highway

As some technology companies scale back or eliminate their self-driving programs, Starsky Robotics is pushing forward with its autonomous truck technology. The self-driving truck startup completed a series of road tests, with a driver behind the wheel, on a section of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway near Tampa, Florida, during the week of May 13. …

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Self-driving startup Einride deploys cab-less electric truck in Sweden

Einride , the Swedish autonomous trucking company, has successfully deployed its first cab-less, autonomous and fully electric truck for freight hauling in DB Schenker’s facility in Jönköping, Sweden. Named the “T-pod,” it will transport cargo between a warehouse and a terminal at the facility, as part of daily commercial operations. The cargo capacity of T-pod …

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5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe. Companies have a vested interest in exploring how an autonomous fleet can help their business in the…read …

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