UPS Ventures, the company's venture capital arm, said Thursday that it made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple.
Digital freight broker Loadsmart and self-driving truck developer Starsky Robotics completed the first autonomous dispatch and delivery of freight.
Robotics is a tiny autonomous trucking startup that plans to take on global truck manufacturers including Daimler, Volvo and Volkswagen’s Traton subsidiary.
Refraction AI, a new robotic delivery startup, is pitching a lightweight autonomous delivery robot that it says can operate in both the bike lane and on roads.
Starsky Robotics ran its first test of a fully autonomous truck without a human in the vehicle on public roads this month.
Supplier ZF Friedrichshafen thinks Level 4 autonomous trucking is better tested in a controlled freight terminal than on open highways.
Volvo Trucks North America is working with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata to get truck-based artificial intelligence to read the intentions of other road users.
Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple has co-created a community college certificate program to lure experienced drivers out of the cab and into monitoring robot trucks.
Boxbot, created by Uber, Tesla and Amazon veterans, has been developing the system since 2016.
Waymo and other self-driving vehicle developers recommend that California adopt regulations for autonomous light-duty delivery trucks.
Daimler Trucks has created a global organization to work toward its goal of putting highly automated trucks on U.S. roads within a decade.
California plans a new set of regulations that will govern how autonomous delivery trucks can be tested and deployed on public roads.