TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
July 29, 2021
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
July 28, 2021
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
July 27, 2021
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.
Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
July 26, 2021
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.
Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
July 20, 2021
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.
Autonomous Vehicle Developer Aurora Innovation to Enter $1B SPAC Merger, Be Publicly Listed
July 16, 2021
Aurora said it expects to have $2.5 billion in cash upon closure of the transaction, and it plans to launch its first autonomous driving product by the end of 2023.
Embark Trucks to Raise $614M, Go Public Through SPAC Merger
June 23, 2021
Embark Trucks, which provides autonomous software to U.S. trucking market, will be valued at $4.55 billion, and former Secretary of Transportation and Labor Elaine Chao is joining its board.
Amazon in Talks to Buy Stake in Autonomous Truck Startup Plus
June 22, 2021
Amazon reportedly has placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus and is in talks to buy a stake of as much as 20%.
CNH Industrial Buys Precision Agriculture Firm Raven Industries
June 21, 2021
CNH Industries and Raven Industries will explore synergies in their agricultural machine brands, including autonomous tractor development, and continue innovation work in South Dakota.
Good Machine Sustainability Projects Get Autonomous Lift From Plus Trucks
June 18, 2021
Trucks could help protect the environment, as a project between autonomous vehicle developer Plus and sustainability venture firm Good Machines hauls wildfire detection gear.
Waymo Raises $2.5B to Continue Autonomous Vehicle Development
June 16, 2021
Waymo said it plans to use its funding to continue developing and commercializing its autonomous driving technology and to hire more staffers as it offers service in select cities.
Stratom to Develop Autonomous Pallet Loader for U.S. Marine Corps
June 14, 2021
Stratom has received an SBIR contract to develop an Autonomous Pallet Loader that can move 10,000-lb. pallets on and off aircraft. Robotics 24/7 spoke with Stratom's CEO about the vehicle.
Waymo and J.B. Hunt Collaborate for Autonomous Freight Testing in Texas
June 14, 2021
The Waymo Driver will power a Class 8 autonomous truck to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, as J.B. Hunt Transport Services evaluates the technology's potential.
ISEE Launches Autonomous Driving System for Yard Trucks in Logistics Hubs
June 10, 2021
ISEE, which has developed AI that it said can anticipate behavior in dynamic environments, is working with Maersk and Lazer Spot on projects involving autonomous yard trucks.
Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
June 5, 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.
Kodiak Robotics Partners With SK to Bring Autonomous Trucking to $1.5T Asian Freight
June 3, 2021
Kodiak Robotics, which has been operating autonomous trucks in Texas, will use components from South Korea-based SK as it enters the Asian market for freight and fleet management services.
Ottopia Announces Availability of Teleoperation Software on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX
May 10, 2021
Ottopia claimed that its software, which is now available on NVIDIA's DRIVE AGX platform, can enable safe teleoperation of any system.
Autonomous Trucking Firm Plus to Enter SPAC Merger, be Valued at $3.3B
May 10, 2021
Plus said its SPAC deal will provide $500 million in gross proceeds to help it accelerate commercialization of its autonomous truck technology and expand global operations.
Einride Raises $110M Series B Toward the Autonomous Freight of the Future
May 6, 2021
Einride said its electric, autonomous Pods are safer, more environmentally sustainable, and more cost-efficient than conventional trucks. The company plans to expand its deployments in Europe and the U.S.
Top 10 Robotics Transactions of April 2021
May 3, 2021
Even not including the largest deals in AI and autonomous vehicles from April 2021, the month still featured multimillion-dollar transactions in exoskeletons, delivery robots, and surgical systems.