16 juin 2020

THE BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS

THE BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS After years of development, self-driving vehicles are starting to become a reality. Technology companies such as Uber, Waymo, and others are leading the charge, and even existing car manufacturers such as GM and Ford are developing self-driving technology. Interest in autonomous tech extends beyond just passenger cars. Some in the trucking industry are taking a close look at the potential for driverless semi-trucks. Companies that ship freight are eager to increase their efficiency... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2020

A Self-Driving Freight Truck Just Drove Across the Country to Deliver Butter

A Self-Driving Freight Truck Just Drove Across the Country to Deliver Butter Plus.ai, an artificial intelligence startup in Cupertino, California, has engineered an autonomous driving system for commercial freight trucks. This week, it made the world's first cross-country trip of its kind to deliver butter to a small town in Pennsylvania. While this isn't the first time an autonomous truck has made a cross-country trip, it's likely the first time a commercial freight truck has made a real delivery like this. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2020

Understanding The 5 Levels of Autonomous Trucking

Understanding The 5 Levels of Autonomous Trucking With increasing numbers of automated trucking technologies being tested and appearing on the market, the industry is at a crossroads. “Automated features” to the layperson often conjure images of futuristic driverless cars operating with fully autonomous features. This, however, is not the case, and automation occurs on a spectrum. The question then becomes, what levels of autonomy can be adopted in commercial vehicles, and when should each be adopted? The current state of federal... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2019

DAIMLER IS BEATING TESLA TO MAKING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BIG RIGS

DAIMLER IS BEATING TESLA TO MAKING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BIG RIGS Elon Musk told the world in late 2017 that Tesla was taking its automotive know-how and applying it to a totally new challenge: self-driving big rigs. But one year later, he placed the Tesla Semi fourth on a list of priorities for the company, behind the upcoming Model Y compact SUV and an electric pickup truck. This week, Daimler executed a move many years in the making by announcing its own big rig (albeit diesel-powered) outfitted with semi-autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2019

Self-driving trucks are being tested on public roads in Virginia

Self-driving trucks are being tested on public roads in Virginia Daimler Trucks and technology firm Torc Robotics have started to test autonomous trucks on public roads in the U.S. The routes are located on highways in southwest Virginia where Torc — which is part of Daimler Trucks following a majority stake acquisition — is based.In an announcement Monday, Daimler Trucks said that all of the “automated runs” would need an engineer to oversee the system as well as a safety driver. It added that all safety drivers held a commercial... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2019

UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks

UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks UPS has had autonomous trucking startup TuSimple hauling cargo for it between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, since May as part of a newly publicized partnership between the two companies. The delivery giant made the announcement today alongside the news that its venture arm is taking a minority stake in TuSimple. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TuSimple had previously run a partnership with the United States Postal Service in May, where the startup’s trucks... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2019

Are Self-Driving Trucks A Viable Option In Australia?

Are Self-Driving Trucks A Viable Option In Australia? For almost a decade now, robotic trucks have been hauling dirt and iron ore from mines and traveling through the Australian outback. However, due to their simple automation system, they are not allowed to traverse the highways and public roads because of a possible cause for accidents. But now it’s official. Self-driving vehicles are here. While road testing is still happening, driverless trucks are seen as a promising innovation for the Australia’s... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2019

Volvo new driverless truck is self-driving, electric and cloud-based

Volvo new driverless truck is self-driving, electric and cloud-based   Volvo is charging ahead in the self-driving vehicle race. Volvo has just revealed its vision for driverless truck fleets with Vera, a self-driving, all-electric truck cab that, in the words of Volvo’s vice president of autonomous solutions Mikael Karlsson is “quiet and totally predictable”. Those aren’t two words normally associated with the tech or automotive industries but Karlsson believes this is what really makes Vera great. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2018

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. Gregory Murphy SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November, the first step in what promises to be a freight transportation revolution that could radically reshape the jobs of long-haul truckers. After testing its technology earlier in 2017, Uber began contracting with trucking companies to use... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2018

Self-Driving Trucks – Timelines and Developments

Self-Driving Trucks – Timelines and Developments While self-driving trucks and self-driving cars make use of much of the same technology to power their AI systems, it would be a mistake to think the expected roll out date of both developments to would be identical. Their similarities can easily mask their significant differences. The sheer weight of semi trucks creates unique technological challenges compared to self-driving cars. The substantial weight of trucks means the time it takes to stop a them is much longer... [Lire la suite]