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Wayve Partners With Ocado Group to Develop Autonomous Global Delivery Globally
The data collected by Ocado's grocery delivery vans outfitted with Wayve's deep learning and camera technology will help the partners overcome last-mile challenges.

Kodiak Robotics Announces Fourth Generation of Autonomous Truck Sensors, Plans to Double Self-Driving Fleet
Kodiak Robotics announced the fourth generation of its integrated and discreet sensor suite and plans to expand self-driving truck deployments in Q4 2021.

Goodyear Invests in Gatik, to Collaborate on Autonomous Middle Mile Trucking
Self-driving middle-mile logistics provider Gatik will integrate investor Goodyear's SightLine tire intelligence technology for more efficient stopping and pressure monitoring.

Aurora Partners With FedEx, PACCAR to Autonomously Deliver Goods at Scale
Truck maker PACCAR has expanded its partnership with autonomous technology developer Aurora to test the self-driving hauling of FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston.

Oshkosh Corp. Invests in Carnegie Foundry to Build Autonomy and Robotics Capabilities
Oshkosh Corp. has invested in and is partnering with Carnegie Foundry to accelerate the development of autonomous systems and robotics for industrial uses.

Embark, Ryder to Establish Nationwide Network of Freight Transfer Points for Autonomous Truck Fleet
Embark's autonomous trucking network will gain access to Ryder's freight transfer points, fleet management options, and maintenance facilities across the U.S.

DeepRoute.ai Closes $300M Series B Funding, Plans to Scale Urban Logistics and Fleet Operation
DeepRoute.ai, which raised $100 million in addition to the stake that Alibaba acquired last month, plans to grow its urban robotaxi and autonomous truck operations.

Plus Starts Development With Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous truck developer Plus is exploring with defense systems maker Teledyne FLIR to explore if thermal imaging can complement cameras, lidar, and radar for certain conditions.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Gatik Raises Series B Funding, Expands Autonomous Trucking Operations in Texas
Gatik has raised funding to continue developing and expanding its fleets of autonomous box trucks across North America, starting with a new logistics hub in Texas.

Alibaba Group Buys Stake in Autonomous Robotaxi Firm DeepRoute
DeepRoute, which says it is developing "full-stack" autonomous driving, is the latest startup to receive funding from e-commerce company Alibaba, "China's Amazon."

Waymo and Ryder Partner to Scale Autonomous Truck Maintenance Nationwide
Waymo will use Ryder's network of 500 maintenance facilities across the U.S. for its growing fleet of autonomous trucks. It is also building a transportation hub in Dallas.

Perrone Robotics and Tropos Team up to Develop Autonomous Electric Compact Utility Vehicles
Perrone Robotics said it will combine its TONY autonomous vehicle kit with Tropos Motors' ABLE electric compact utility vehicles for applications such as delivery and construction.

Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.

Inceptio Technology Raises $270M Series B for Autonomous Truck Development
Inceptio, which has been working with Chinese OEMs on autonomous heavy-duty trucks, plans to use its latest funding to further develop its ruggedized technology.

Quanergy Demonstrates Optical Phased Array-Based Solid-State Lidar With 100m Range
Quanergy, which recently announced a SPAC merger, has demonstrated with electric vehicle manufacturer Zero Electric Vehicle

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Outrider Offers Autonomous Tractor-Trailer Hitching Capability
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.



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