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Company Completes Autonomous Testing in Snowy Conditions Company Completes Autonomous Testing in Snowy Conditions

Company Completes Autonomous Testing in Snowy Conditions

Embark Trucks Inc., a developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, announced on Monday that it has successfully completed on-road testing in snowy conditions in Montana. The testing, which Embark announced earlier this year, was conducted to demonstrate the performance of Embark’s patent-pending Vision Map Fusion technology in regions that experience severe winter weather. …

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UPS Invests in Autonomous Driving Company TuSimple DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

UPS Invests in Autonomous Driving Company TuSimple

UPS recently announced its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company, TuSimple, to test self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve efficiency in their network.  The investment amount was not disclosed.  UPS contracts with third-party trucking companies during its peak shipping …

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Autonomous Trucking Company to Test in Minnesota’s Extreme Winter Conditions DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

Autonomous Trucking Company to Test in Minnesota’s Extreme Winter Conditions

On October 8, autonomous trucking company, Plus.ai announced its partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to aid in testing its trucks in the “toughest winter conditions.”  Plus.ai will test their autonomous technology on MnDOT’s MnROAD cold-weather pavement testing facility.  A news release about the partnership stated, “Testing will allow Plus.ai to better understand how …

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Two Senators Try to End Drunk Driving for Good DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

Two Senators Try to End Drunk Driving for Good

This past Wednesday, Senators Rick Scott and Tom Udall introduced a bill called the Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act of 2019 (RIDE Act of 2019).  According to an article from CDLLlife, the bill would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work with vehicle manufacturers on a “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety” …

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New Technology Identifies Driver Drowsiness and Distraction DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

New Technology Identifies Driver Drowsiness and Distraction

Tech company, Eyesight Technologies, announced a new update yesterday to the DriverSense and FleetSense products that is capable of detecting driver drowsiness and whether a driver is using a cell phone, wearing a seatbelt or smoking while driving.  “The latest update increases the scope of the driver monitoring to extend beyond physical attributes of the …

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DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

DHL recently announced they will be launching the StreetScooter electric vehicle in two U.S. cities this upcoming spring. The company will initially introduce the vehicles into the San Fransisco area; however, the other city has not yet been disclosed. According to a report from Reuters, the company plans to have a larger deployment of the …

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Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Country’s Biggest Freight Hubs Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Countrys Biggest

Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Country’s Biggest Freight Hubs

  Dallas and Houston are two of the biggest freight hubs all across the nation. Because of this, it allows room to explore opportunities in the freight industry in areas where it’s more marginalized and easier to access testing centers. The busy highways and easy access to shipping lanes allow autonomous truck testing the ability …

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Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z

Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z

The Maine Motor Transport Association is targeting Gen Z and other young workers with a video storytelling campaign aimed at filling shortages of truck drivers and technicians. MMTA plans to launch the “Go. Your Way,” campaign on May 18 using TikTok, YouTube and Instagram to educate and attract workers born in 1997 or after. Association …

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