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Dongfeng Autonomous container truck

Dongfeng Autonomous container truck

Dongfeng has recently delivered the first 3 units autonomous container trucks to a customer in Xiamen. The trucks are developed by Dongfeng in cooperation with Cosco Shipping Ports and China Mobile. they will start operation in the port for the development of the 5G smart port after necessary adjustments are completed. The trucks have double…Continue Reading

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T-pod on public roads

T-pod on public roads

In November Einride and DB Schenker – a global leading forwarder and logistics service provider – initiated the first installation of an autonomous, all-electric truck or “T-pod” at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. It was the first commercial installation of its kind in the world. The T-pod is an electric autonomous driverless truck…Continue Reading

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MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN has done tests with an autonomous driving safety vehicle that secures roadworks. The MAN TGM follows another truck, while warning oncomming traffic for the roadworks. This only works when driving at low speed. This can save lives, because a lot of accidents happen with traffic colliding with these vehicles. The MAN TGM can also…Continue Reading

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Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

General Motors has presented a sollution for the worlds toughest transportation challenges with the help of the flexible autonomous fuel cell platform. The name is the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS. The concept has been developed for civilian use, but can also be used for military purposes. GM SURUS is a two-axle platform,…Continue Reading

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Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar will be showing two novelties at the CES in Las Vegas. It will show autonomous truck technology on a Peterbilt 579 and  a fuel cell driven Kenworth T680. The projects were initiated following the US governments Super Truck project. From this project, Paccar received a 2,1 million dollar support to develop these new technologies.…Continue Reading

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Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems being tested are in principle the same as those fitted to the autonomous Volvo truck operating in the Kristineberg…Continue Reading

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Self driving truck with a load of beer!

Self driving truck with a load of beer!

A self driving Volvo truck with Otto technologie has driven 120 miles with commercial cargo on public roads in the USA. On Thursday, the self-driving truck left Fort Collins, Colorado, at 1 a.m. and drove itself 120 miles on I-25 to Colorado Springs. The driver, who has to be there to help the truck get…Continue Reading

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Autonomous Volvo mining truck

Autonomous Volvo mining truck

Volvo Group has presented the first self-driving mining truck. The truck is part of a research and developement programm on autonomous vehicles with the focus on mining. Volvo is especting highere productivity and improved safety. The project is a cooperation between Volvo Group and Saab. The Volvo FMX tipper truck kan drive, navigate and unload…Continue Reading

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Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

At the Hoover Dam in American State of Nevada, Daimler has put the first autonomous truck on the road. The State of Nevada granted this truck a special licenseplate to help Daimler with further development of this project. At the Mid American Trucking Show, Daimlers US truck division Freightliner already showed an Innovation Truck, which…Continue Reading

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Dutch government allows tests with autonomous vehicles

Dutch government allows tests with autonomous vehicles

In The Netherlands, road tests with autonomous trucks will start on a short term. The Dutch government has officially allowed tests with driver-less vehicles on Dutch roads. The Dutch intend to be among the first countries where driverless trucks and other vehicles will be allowed. In Holland research institute TNO along with transport organisations and…Continue Reading

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