8 Autonomous Trucking Stories From This Week

From technology integration partnerships to new tests, there was plenty of news this week in the self-driving trucking space.

Plus

Plus has partnered with Velociti for nationwide maintenance.

Partnerships. Partnerships. Partnerships. If you look at some of the biggest stories in the autonomous trucking space this week, you’ll find a common theme.

The autonomous trucking market could experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6% between 2020 and 2025, according to Mordor Intelligence. Companies have partnered to develop, test, and deploy the technology, as well as to gain access to sales and support networks.

Loadsmith is working with Mastery Logistics to build out its autonomous trucking platform. Plus is partnering with Velociti on its program to convert regular Class 8 trucks to semi-autonomous vehicles. Covenant is in talks with Aurora to integrate its self-driving technology into its operations. The list goes on. 

These companies are also testing their technology out in the wild. 

Embark Trucking announced it has completed testing its autonomous trucks on the snowy roads of Montana. Kodiak Robotics showed off its new “fallback system” that allows its trucks to autonomously pull over when they sense a problem.  

That's just a small preview of what happened this week in trucking.  

Check out the slideshow on the right (bottom on the mobile) to learn more. 

About the Author

Cesareo Contreras's avatar
Cesareo Contreras

Cesareo Contreras is associate editor at Robotics 24/7. Prior to working at Peerless Media, he was an award-winning reporter at the Metrowest Daily News and Milford Daily News in Massachusetts. Contreras is a graduate of Framingham State University and has a keen interest in the human side of emerging technologies.

  Follow Robotics 24/7 on Facebook


Email Sign Up

Get news, papers, media and research delivered
Stay up-to-date with news and resources you need to do your job. Research industry trends, compare companies and get market intelligence every week with Robotics 24/7. Subscribe to our robotics user email newsletter and we'll keep you informed and up-to-date.

Plus

Plus has partnered with Velociti for nationwide maintenance.

Related Slideshow

1. Loadsmith works with Mastery Logistics t…
2. Plus launches program to make Class 8 tr…
3. Lighting eMotors works with Perrone Robo…
4. Torc Robotics gets agreement with Penske…
5. Embark Trucks completes autonomous testi…
6. Covenant and Aurora working together to …
7. DHL pilots Volvo’s autonomous vehicle …
8. Kodiak Robotics shows off 'fallback' sys…

Robot Technologies