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First unsupervised autonomous truck ride

According to TUSimple, an American company based in San Diego – California, CEO the December 22nd 2021 drive of a completely unsupervised autonomous truck from Tucson to Phoenix was a milestone in autonomous driving turning research into an commercial product. It was the first time a truck drove on a …

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Truck driver: a desk job

Einride, a Swedish company operating the largest fleet of electric trucks in Europe, has started testing autonomous (electric) trucks in the US. Trucks are supervised by a truck driver sitting in an office in front of a large screen (watch the clip) that makes him feel like he is actually …

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Level 4 autonomous truck hit the road

Just a week after I published a post on the possibility to see fully autonomous trucks on the road well before full autonomous cars, Plus, a California based start up, announced the successful autonomous drive at level 4 of one of its trucks on a highway in China. The truck …

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Home-working for truck drivers

There is plenty of activities that we can do from remote, as we have had plenty of opportunities to experience in these last months of lock down. However, for sure, you cannot drive a truck from home, wouldn’t you? As a matter of fact a Swedish company has decided that …

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Platooning does not seem a viable business

Daimler, a major player in truck manufacturing, has been pioneering platooning for the last few years. As technology has progressed and made possible -and affordable- the linking of several trucks into a convoy a few manufacturers started exploring the benefits. There should be two main benefits: decreasing drag, hence the …

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